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Medical Social Worker (REGISTRY)

Company: Aurora Health Care
Location: oak lawn
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKERADVOCATE CHRIST- OAK LAWN, ILREGISTRY- 0.00 Guaranteed hours (Days/PM) Day shift; one weekend a month and we do work holidays! Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees and the region's largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies, and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2016. Aurora Careers for Wisconsin jobs and Advocate Careers for Illinois jobs.OUR PURPOSE: We Help People Live Well OUR VALUES:Excellence: We are a top performing health system in all that we do and continually find new and better ways to improve.Compassion: We unselfishly care for others.Respect: We treat people in a way that value their unique needs and preferences.Position Requirements: Masters degree of Social Work from an accredited school LSW required - LCSW preferred Has demonstrated time management, organization and documentation skillsDemonstrated understanding of medical terminology, developmental stages and psychosocial treatmentDemonstrated solid communication skills and collaboration with the interdisciplinary teamWeekend, holiday and evening coverage as per site requirementsResiliency and flexibility to effectively work within a constantly changing health~care environmentDemonstrated problem~solving abilityFast paced work environment with established time constraintsAbility to handle multiple tasks and complete work within short timeframesMay be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseasesKnowledge of universal precautionsIs customer and service focusedPurpose:To provide professional discharge planning services through assessments, and coordination of post hospital care needs to patients and their families. Provides resources and choices to families to effectively link them to the needed level of emotional, medical and spiritual care.This role will receive referrals for individuals from at~risk populations from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, Care Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team). Participates as an active member of multi~disciplinary team.Accountabilities:Engages in Performance Improvement and patient safety initiatives.Complex Discharge Planning based on assessment of patient and family needs, preferences and available resources in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post~discharge care providers( i.e. New/Resumptions SNF, LTAC, Rehab, Dialysis, Hospice, DME and Home Health etc. )Psychosocial Assessment and Interventions on the basis of preliminary risk screening, assesses patients and family's psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope. Supportive counseling and clinical Social Work intervention for patients and families in acute emotional distress.Accountable for site specific KRA goal achievement as it relates to Care Coordination across the continuum.Maintenance of professional standards and responsibilities for his/her own professional practice according to accreditation, hospital, system, state and NASW Standards and Code of Ethics.Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team, sharing expertise to assist in the diagnostic and treatment planning process.Completion of an assessment/history on all identified patients within appropriate time frames.Addendum:VAD Supportive: As part of the multidisciplinary team, provides supportive care for the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) patients with a high degree of skill and knowledge under their direct role.Educational requirements: The following educational requirements associated with this direct care role:Orientation: Completion of VAD introductory CBT.Continuing Education: Continuing education with an emphasis or focused on advanced heart failure therapies is to be completed every 6 months. This includes one VAD specific CBTs through Advocate ATMS or Industry Website CBT every 6 months.Attendance at an Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant or VAD Symposium may substitute for one of the CBT's.

Keywords: Aurora Health Care, Oak Lawn , Medical Social Worker (REGISTRY), Other , oak lawn, Illinois

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