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Senior Social Work Case Manager

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - West Penn Hospital
  • Clinical Services
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

$10,000 Sign On Bonus eligible with 2 year commitment

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

The Senior Social Work Case Manager in Care Management is a professional clinician that utilizes principles of care coordination to support patients and their families/caregivers.  The Senior Social Work Case Manager collaborates with the interdisciplinary team of providers, clinicians, health plans, and external partners while advocating for patients and families/caregivers to coordinate care across the continuum.  The Senior Social Work Case Manager is an integral member of the Care Management team that works to improve the quality of care, patient experience, and the health of populations and individuals by focusing on the social determinants of health impacting wellness. 


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to and/or completes initial and ongoing comprehensive assessment.  Provides interventions and implements recommendations after engaging patients and their caregivers/families.  Focuses on the individual's risk related to social determinants of health to assure successful coordiantion of care across the continuum. (20%)
  • Collaborates to provide the safest transition plan for assigned patients (Inpatient/Observation/ED) in order to ensure a timely discharge and provide appropriate connection with post-discharge care providers and community based resources.(20%)
  • Educates patient, family/caregiver and physician regarding most appropriate level of care post discharge and how to access community support.  Advocates for the patient, family/caregiver through effectively communicating with interdisciplinary team members, payers and post acute partners to assure the safest transition. (15%)
  • Serves as a resource to provide counseling and intervention related to treatment decisions and end-of-life issues.  Drives collaborative conversations to establish goals of care.  Provides crisis interventions in cases involving Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Adult and Older Adult Abuse, Institutional Abuse,Sexual Assault, Mental Health Disorders, Substance Use Dosorders, and Identification of a Surrogate Decision Maker/Guardianship. (10%)
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development through certification, mentoring/precepting, and participates as a leader on department/hospital/system committees. (10%)
  • Supports Department based goals that contribute to the success of the organization. (10%)
  • Proactively identifies initiatives that advance the practice of Social Work in the Case Management setting.  Initiatives should focus on he role of Social Determinants of Health in the health care setting and how they impact health outcomes for patients and their families and/or Implementation / creation of an environment that supports and nurtures the culture of preventative Ethics in the health care setting that enhances the patient and family experience. (10%)
  • Other duties as assigned. (5%)


QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Master's degree in Social Work
  • 3 years in hospital or health care setting
  • LCSW, CCM, ACM, or other recognized certifications

Preferred

  • None


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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