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Social Worker III Trauma Center Full Time Nights
Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The Social Worker is responsible to facilitate care along a continuum through effective resource coordination to help patients achieve optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patient’s resources and right to self-determination.
The individual in this position has overall responsibility for to assess the patient for transition needs including identifying and assessing patients at risk for readmission.
Conducts complex psycho-social assessment and intervention to promote timely throughput, safe discharge and prevent avoidable readmissions.
This position integrates national standards for case management scope of services including:
Transition Management promoting appropriate length of stay, readmission prevention and patient satisfaction
Care Coordination by demonstrating throughput efficiency while assuring care is the right sequence and at appropriate level of care
Compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, TJC accreditation standards and Tenet policy
Education provided to physicians, patients, families and caregivers •Leads a population of patients by service line and/or leads the team by being a resource to Tenet performance standards.
- Coordination of complex discharge planning.
- Educates and mentors new social work staff.
- Acts as resource to all staff members regarding polices and procedures as well as community resources.
- Works under director of the Director of Case Management and the entire team to trend barriers to care as resolve at least one barrier to care
Required: Master of Social Work
Required: 2 years of acute hospital experience
Required: LCSW or LMSW. Must be currently licensed, certified or registered to practice profession as required by law or regulation in state of practice or policy. Active license for state(s) covered.
Preferred: Accredited Case Manager (ACM)
- Lift/position up to 25 lbs. Push/pull up to 25 lbs. of force.
- Frequent sitting. Moderate standing, walking, reaching, stooping, and bending
- Manual dexterity, mobility, touch, auditory to perform all the related duties of the position
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