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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Social worker - MSW, Case Management, Full-time in United States

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

Provides psychosocial and supportive intervention, consultation and education to patients/families to assure comprehensive services throughout a patient's hospitalization, leading to a successful transition for discharge or transfer. Utilizes the Social Work process to determine individual patient needs and appropriate community resources to assure continuity of care from hospital to home or another healthcare facility. Contributes to the training of Social Workers and other health care professionals with resources, a discharge plan and assistance as needed during evenings, weekends, holidays and/or in the absence of an assigned day shift Social Worker.

Responds to immediate requests and ensures a comprehensive medical plan by communicating the psychosocial and/or discharge information to the medical team verbally and through documentation in the patient's medical record.

Assesses the patient's mental and social functioning by providing a psychosocial screen/history, assessment, resource information, counseling and a discharge plan.

Completes discharge plan requirements, i.e. appropriate transport forms, authorization for release of medical information, contacting appropriate family or agency representatives, etc.

Adheres to the Social Work Code of Ethics and ensures on-going professional education to provide state of the art psychosocial and discharge care.

Meets the Department of Social Work management accountabilities of attendance at unit Staff meetings, completes medical record chart notes and statistical reports, completes LUMC mandatory education classes and regulatory compliance, etc. Attends service line multidisciplinary

rounds and meetings specific to the assignment responsibility tofacilitate continuity of patient care.

Minimum Education:

Required: Masters Degree

Specify Degree(s): Masters of Social Work

Residency: Internship in Inpatient Hospital Setting Preferred

Minimum Experience:

Required: None

Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

Licensure/Certifications:

Required:

Licensed Social Worker State of Illinois

Preferred:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker State of Illinois

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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