Clin Social Worker-Case Mgmt
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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. This individual s responsibility will include the following activities: a) complex psycho-social transition planning assessment and reassessment and intervention, b) assistance with adoptions, abuse and neglect cases, including assessment, intervention and referral as appropriate to local, state and /or federal agencies, c) care coordination, d) implementation or oversight of implementation of the transition plan, e) leading and/or facilitating multi-disciplinary patient care conferences including Complex Case Review, f) making appropriate referrals to other departments, g ) communicating with patients and families about the plan of care, h) collaborating with physicians, office staff and ancillary departments, i) assuring patient education is completed to support post-acute needs , j) timely complete and concise documentation in Case Management system, k ) maintenance of accurate patient demographic and insurance information, l) and other duties as assigned. POSITION SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Transition Management * Completes comprehensive assessment within 24 hours of patient admission to identify and document the anticipated transition plan for patients * Integrates key elements of patient assessment, patient choice and available resources to develop and implement a successful transition plan * ompletes Complex/Psycho-social assessment and plan for patients identified as high risk for readmission. * Provides psycho-social assessment and intervention for patients identified with identified needs including behavioral health, lack of support systems, financial barriers, end of life, and/or medication adherence. * May delegate the implementation of the transition plan to LVN/LPN or Assistant staff. And follows up to ensure the transition plan is completed timely and accurately * Ensures all elements of the transition plan are implemented and communicated to the healthcare team, patient/family and post-acute providers. * Provides information to patients to make informed choices when community services per Tenet policy * Completes Final Discharge Disposition Form Assessment for Medicare patients per Tenet policy * Completes timely, complete and accurate documentation in the Tenet Case Management system to communicating information to the care team and provide documents needed in the patient record (40% daily, essential). Care Coordination: * Screens patients for factors that may affect the progression of care and intervenes as needed to promote timely and appropriate throughput * Conducts assessments and stratifies patients at risk for readmission or in need of Case Management services * Assists with adoption/abuse/neglect cases and reporting of appropriate cases to local, state and/or federal agencies * Ensures the plan of care is consistent with patient choice and available resources *
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