The Inpatient Social Worker Care Manager I (SWCM I) facilitates the collaborative interdisciplinary process of case management encompassing assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, and evaluation appropriate to the scope of licensure in a hospital setting. The SWCM I helps patients and their families address and resolve the social, financial, and psychological problems related to their health condition. The SWCM I identifies options and advocates for services to meet the patient's and family's comprehensive needs with available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes. SWCM I help people assess and solve problems in their lives. Challenges range from physical and mental illness to domestic violence; additional duties depend on the type of population served. The SWCM I systematically intervenes to provide clinical social work and complex discharge planning assistance to patients and their families who experience complex psychosocial needs. The SWCM I will provide assistance with eligibility determination for social programs, as well as assist in qualifying for community assistance from a variety of sources or agencies. The SWCM I offers crisis intervention and/ or mental health assessment to patients and families, coordinates and facilitates the development of a multidisciplinary discharge plan of care for high-risk patient populations. This role will participate in an interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure that psychosocial issues are addressed as required across the continuum of care.
The SWCM I participates in quality improvement activities, exemplifies professionalism, and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFIRST behaviors in interactions with patients, families, and staff members.
Degree: Graduation from an accredited school of Social Work with a Master's degree in Social Work
a. Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Required
b. Holds a current licensure in the State of Texas
c. Related Specialty Certification preferred
d. Basic Life Support
Work Experience: Prior experience as Social worker preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Bilingual Skills Required: No, Spanish preferred
Proficiencies: PC, MS Word
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On-Call
Equipment Operated: PC and office equipment related to job duties