Job Summary 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
Licensure/Certification: a. Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Required b. Holds a current licensure in the State of Texas c. Related Specialty Certification preferred
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
Job Attributes: Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On-Call
Equipment Operated: PC and office equipment related to job duties
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.