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Social Worker, House Calls

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by DaVita Medical Group

Torrance, CA 90503
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION:

HealthCare Partners is seeking a full time Social Worker to support our House Calls team in Torrance, CA.

Primary work hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM.

Responsible for providing clinical social work services to individuals and families on an outpatient basis including counseling and crisis intervention, short-term case management, and information and referrals to community resources. Assists providers and Care Managers by acting as a consultant for patients with complex psychosocial needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs psychosocial evaluations of patient's physical, social and emotional functioning as well as financial and family support as needed.
  • Develops a treatment plan or plan of care which includes arrangements for referral to services as appropriate.
  • Provides community resource information and performs referral and liaison activities as necessary for the patient's ambulatory care.
  • Acts as a consultant to patients requiring information on Advanced Directives.
  • Participates as appropriate in weekly patient care rounds for patients in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Assists Care Managers with discharge planning for patients with complex discharge needs.
  • Participates in patient care rounds for patients in acute setting and collaborates with hospital Social Worker as needed (if appropriately licensed or with appropriate oversight).
  • Performs in-home psychosocial assessments to assist with patient and family social, financial and emotional needs.
  • Documents social work interventions by inclusion of reports in medical records and referral management system as needed.
  • Maintains statistical data on social work treatment plan, intervention and outcomes.
  • Participates on an assigned basis in educational training for employees and providers related to the psychosocial aspects of physical and emotional illness/disability.
  • Acts as a resource to other Social Workers within the organization on difficult to manage cases.
  • Maintains current information on all frequently used community resources, financial resources and placement facilities. Routinely updates resource list and is available to discuss how to resource required services.
  • Identifies and intervenes with high-risk patients requiring social services through all ambulatory case management programs.
  • Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients' protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college and/or a professional certification requiring formal education beyond a two-year college.
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work or Master's degree in a related field.
  • MSW or LCSW preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum:

  • Over 1 year and up to and including 3 years of experience.
  • Managed care experience.

Preferred:

  • 3 years of experience in a hospital or other healthcare setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Computer literate.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel).
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent assessment skills.
  • Ability to exercise objectivity and good judgment relating to difficult and emotionally-charged situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interface effectively with patients, providers, management and employees of the organizations as well as facilities and agencies in the community.

Reference: 744942078