Serving our community since 1969, Effingham Health System is more than just an acute medical/surgical hospital and nursing home. Here at EHS "Our People Matter"; we provide our staff with far more than just a place to work. We offer many career paths and we believe job satisfaction is one of the most important attributes of an outstanding organization. We highly value diverse ideas, perspectives and skills that all team members bring based on their unique background and experience. We're the best in our field, and as a future EHS employee, we ask that you to help us get even better.
Be the Change, Lead the Change, Effingham Health System offers highly competitive salaries and great benefits. We are committed to Employee Rewards and Recognition and facilitating a healthy work/life balance. EHS provides comprehensive health & wellness benefits, financial & retirement planning support, and time away from work options. Most importantly, we pride ourselves on our most valuable payout which is personal growth and fulfillment. So come joins us in our pledge to provide EVERY patient an experience of Compassion, Quality Care, and Service Excellence at its HIGHEST level of customer expectation.
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Under the general direction of the Transitional Care Director the Licensed Clinical Social Worker will assist in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing our social services and Discharge Planning Programs, and act as a coordinator between patient, family, physician, community agencies and resources, and this facility to assure that the medically related emotional and social needs of the patient are met/maintained in accordance with JCAHO, federal, state, and local guidelines, organizational and departmental policies and procedures. Communicates with medical staff, other departments, and outside agencies while maintaining confidentiality. Position requires self-motivation, creativity, and capabilities to function in a semi-autonomous role within a fast pace and dynamic environment. Must be well informed of resources available in the community.STANDARDS OF
Provides a psychosocial
assessment of patient, family or appropriate suppor systems in order to implement crisis or support interventions and to maximize coordination of
services. Participates in
patient care planning
responsive to age specific needs. Participates in planning the social work component
required in selected hospital programs. Maintains verbal and written communication with the multidisciplinary team on patient's psychosocial adjustment, interventions and goals through medical record documentation and
Participates in social work and hospital-wide quality
Participates in hospital
interdisciplinary activities, such as committees, team planning meetings,
patient / family conferences.
Attends community social work, interdisciplinary health care and community service agency meetings in order to represent Effingham Health System in planning for services, resources.
Educates community about Effingham Health System programs and services and education.
Provides consultation to physicians and hospital staff re; psychosocial issues, bioethical issue and discharge problems.
Documents pertinent contacts regarding discharge plans in the Social Services notes of the patient's medical record.
Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of social care plans and patient assessments.
Actively seek out new models of patient education, social agencies, governmental agencies, health disciplines, etc., that can be used in our facility to further promote the well-being and health of patients and the surrounding community.
Perform administrative requirements, completing necessary forms, reports oral and written; charting, social service progress notes, etc.
Act as an information resource for the patient, family members (when appropriate), our facility and the community as regards Medicaid/Medicare, social service programs, agencies, financial aid, transportation, and other services that may/may not be available in the community or to the patient.
Compile and maintain a social service directory listing available community services.
Assist in the development, administering, and coordination of the department policies and procedures.
Make routine visits to new admissions and perform services as necessary.
Follow up with the patient after discharge to ensure that the discharge plan has gone into effect.
Assist the patient and or family in completing and interpreting necessary forms to obtain services.
Perform other duties as requested, required, needed and or assigned.
LOCATION Effingham Health System (Hospital)
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with concentration in Social Work or related field required. Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) preferred.
Formal Training: Management skills with experience in planning, organizing, implementing, facilitating, interviewing, counseling, and verbal and written communications.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Must have and maintain an unencumbered license/Certification
as a Social Worker with the State of Georgia, and have and maintain a BLSCPR certification.
Work Experience: Two years current clinical social work experience in an accredited acute care hospital or healthcare. Must have Intermediate computer skills in utilizing computer applications with word processing and spreadsheet capabilities to input and extract data accurately, receive and send emails, as well as in making calendar appointments.
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