Clinical Social Worker
Company: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton
Posted on: November 19, 2023
When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a
job, you're making a difference in people's lives.
Per DiemScheduled Hours:
Day (United States of America)The Case Management Department
provides case management services to patients in the Emergency
Department and on the inpatient units through specially trained
registered nurses. These nurses work collaboratively with the
patient, family, patient care team, health insurer and healthcare
providers in the community to develop an individualized discharge
plan. Our compassionate team is committed to supporting patients in
receiving the highest quality care in the most appropriate setting
after discharge from the hospital.
This position is per diem, with various hours and shifts
Performs duties appropriate to a Medical Social Worker and
maintains confidentiality in this process as required by law and
Offers assessment, counseling, and discharge planning services to
Milton Hospital patients, families, or significant others who are
in need of Social Service Department intervention.
May assume necessary administrative and supervisory
responsibilities in the absence of the Director of the Case
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Case Management,
assumes the following responsibilities:
Participates in the daily screening and identification of high-risk
patients who may need social work or discharge planning services.
Attends staff meetings with multidisciplinary rounds for high-risk
screening, sharing of clinical expertise with the medical team, and
for case referral.
Works in collaboration with the medical staff, the hospital's
multidisciplinary team, and the with community facilities to
coordinate appropriate discharge plans for patients served.
Carries a full caseload of patients needing social work and/or
discharge planning services. Evaluates the psychosocial, medical,
economical, and cultural needs of all assigned patients, families,
or significant others needing social work intervention. Provides
short-term psychosocial counseling and crisis intervention for
patients, families, or significant others who are experiencing
major life adjustments due to illness, treatment, or prognosis.
Arranges for needed medical and/or psychiatric post-hospital
services. Provides consultation/education for the Department's Case
Management Nurses when patients need comprehensive psychosocial
assessments, counseling, or when assistance is needed in making
arrangements for psychiatric care, substance abuse rehabilitation,
or in cases of domestic violence, child, elder, or disabled person
abuse, or in other urgent psychosocial situations.
Coordinates planning with Case Management Nurse when making
arrangements for nursing home, rehabilitation or chronic disease
hospital placement. Refers patients to Case Management who need
medical assessments and/or level of care determinations. Helps
clarify with patients, families, or significant others the process
of utilization review, including the circumstances around the
issuance of the Notice of Noncoverage.
Collaborates with the Patient Accounts Department in processing
Medicaid applications. Assists patients, families, or significant
others with same. Assists Case Management Nurse with Medicaid
issues as needed.
Complies with the Departments' documentation standards for the
medical record and the internal case files. Provides accurate
statistical date to the Social Service/Case Management Department
May assume necessary administrative and supervisory
responsibilities in the absence of the Director of Case Management.
Provides consultation and education for hospital staff and the
community, as appropriate. Provides information and referral
services to the community. May participate on community planning
committees, in task-force groups, or conduct community support
groups. Collaborates with other community heath care and
facilities, and evaluates their service delivery. Assists with
quality assurance activities and participates on hospital planning
committees when directed.
Attends professional conferences and workshops to keep abreast of
current clinical interventions, regulations, and resources
pertinent to the delivery of social work and discharge planning
services, as well as to maintain licensure.
Performs all duties in accordance with the laws, rules, and
regulations set forth by appropriate regulatory and government
agencies, and in accordance with established departmental and
hospital policies and procedures to promote the safety and health
of the worker, co-workers, patients, and visitor in Milton
May be required to perform similar or related duties as may be
necessary on an emergency, temporary or limited basis as
All job functions are subject to change at the discretion of
Must have an MSW degree with two years post-MSW experience,
preferably in a health care setting, OR a BSW degree with at least
three years experience in an acute hospital setting
MA Licensure is required at the appropriate level
ExemptAs a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do
everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our
colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires
that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19
as a condition of employment. Learn more about this
More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors,
technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a
difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make
us even stronger.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
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