Social Worker

Care/Case ManagementCase Management Dalton, Georgia


Description

Hamilton Health Care System, Inc.

Job Description and Performance Standards

 

Title: Social Worker 553078504

Department:  Case Management

Reports To:  Director, Case Management

Shift: Varies on weekdays (Occasional Saturday or Sunday)

Status: PRN

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Bachelor’s prepared social worker provides the professional social work component of the Case Management services.  Case Management in Hospital/Health Care Systems is a collaborative practice model including patients, nurses, social workers, physicians, other practitioners, caregivers and the community.  The Case Management process encompasses communication and facilitates care along a continuum through effective resource coordination. The goals of Case Management include the achievement of optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patient's right to self determination. 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Bachelor’s degree of Social Work required.

Licensure:   Exempt from Georgia Licensure

Experience:  Prefer experience in acute care setting or post-acute inpatient setting. 

Skills: The Bachelors prepared Social Worker must be a highly motivated, self-directed individual with a demonstrated understanding of acute care case management issues.  The individual will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong listening skills, critical thinking and analytical skills, ability to build positive working relationships with the interdisciplinary team, ability to communicate with multiple levels in the organization (e.g. managers, physicians, clinical and support), government agencies and post-acute providers.  He or she must have the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of the patients’ needs that are age appropriate, and the ability to advocate/negotiate patient/family assessed needs with Durable Medical Equipment / Home Health Care agencies, Nursing Facilities, and/or insurance companies