Licensed Social Services Professional

Job Number
208703
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
Shift
Night
Department
Banner University Medical Center Phoenix - ED Case Management-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Internal Code A
COREHTF
Street Address
1111 East McDowell Rd
City & State
US-AZ-Phoenix
Posting Category
Social Services

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This Licensed Social Services Professional (LSSP) position is to provide staffing coverage for the E.D., Trauma, Acute Rehab, Women's/Infant, and acute care clientele within the Case Management Department. This position provides the psychosocial support for our tower inpatient clientele, works in conjunction with case management staff to assist in establishing discharge planning services for a safe and timely transition to an alternative care environment.

This LSSP position for Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix Case Management Department will support our Inpatient Tower, Emergency Department, WIS and Acute Rehab services.  This position provides roles/responsibilities to address complex psychosocial issues of all patients located at Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix. This individual will assist to minimize over- and under-utilization, reduce frequency of E.R. utilization, preventing readmissions, assisting with transitional care coordination for patients going to home environments, supports clientele for psychosocial needs. Provides advocacy, assistance, support, counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families. In the case of suspected abuse/neglect/exploitation, the Social Worker documents and reports where required.  Candidate will also cross-train to additional units, i.e. Observation, acute rehab, E.D., and critical care population to provide comprehensive competency for care coordination across a continuum of care in multi-faceted populations.

 

No on-call needed.

 

Required: Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)

 

Shift: This position will be for overnight coverage hours will be 9pm-730am.  Any hours worked between 7pm - 7am will received an additional 18% hourly shift differential.  Requires every 3rd weekend.  1 major and 1 minor holiday required.

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About Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.

 

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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position develops, coordinates and provides social work services to patients and families who are faced with social, emotional and situational stressors precipitated by illness, injury, and/or disability. The goal is to aid in adaptation and empower the patient and the family to participate to the fullest of their abilities in the discharge planning process. This position provides developmentally appropriate care for the population that it serves which includes planning for the safe discharge and continuity of care, the ability to recognize and plan for the unique needs of all ages as well as the physically disabled, mentally ill, chronically ill and terminally ill patient.

 

Essential Functions

  • Processes and facilitates the assessment with analysis of functional and psychological needs of the patient within the framework of his/her developmental stage, functional abilities, cultural milieu, and support network. Assessment of the relationship of the patient's medical needs to the patient's home situation, financial resources, and availability of community resources. Assessment of the social and emotional factors related to the patient's illness, need for care, response to treatment, and adjustment to care. Assessment includes: initial assessments, behavioral observations, test (MMSE, depression screening, substance abuse screening), resource identification - strength based, collection and analysis of information to determine an individuals treatment needs.

 

  • Formulates a plan of intervention acceptable to the patient, family, and health care team. Facilitate adjustments to the plan of care when necessary to promote enhanced outcomes. Collaborates with all members of the healthcare team to develop, manage, and communicate patient needs and discharge plans.

 

  • Documents all interventions in the patient medical record both timely and accurately including all elements of the transitional care plan to include the discharge plan.

 

  • Provides advocacy, assistance, support, counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families. Facilitates hospital-sponsored support groups.

 

  • Functions in a liaison role between the hospital and community in making community resources available to the patient and family.

 

  • Maintains knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other program benefits to assist patients with discharge planning and choices. Knowledge of contemporary behavioral health and system theories relevant to health care, end of life dynamics, and interventions; grief and bereavement counseling, substance abuse identification and interventions, support of victims of abuse, neglect, or violence. Provides professional education to staff and community.

 

  • Gather / assessing information, apply counseling and developmental theories, utilizing diagnostic frameworks, and engage in collaborative treatment planning.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field. A Masters Degree in Social Work may be required in some areas based on business need and compliance.

Requires a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) (equivalent*) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). An equivalent license applies to states that do not recognize an LMSW; therefore, the employee must possess a Masters Degree and be a Licensed Social Worker. For assignments in an acute care setting, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is also required.

Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 3 years acute care hospital experience. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Social Worker MSW in the specialty area.

Must have knowledge of government/community resources such as Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care or any other applicable resources/services. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, human relations skills and time management skills. In acute care, must be able to work flexible hours and take rotating call after hours.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.