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MSW / Discharge Planner

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Saint Alphonsus Health System
Master's Degree
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS)
Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW)
1 - 3 years of experience required
The Case Manager/Social Worker is responsible for assisting in coordination, consultation and facilitation of episodic patient care. The Case Manager/Social Worker assists the patient care team by: managing an assigned caseload of patients; assessing patient/family needs; use structure and process standards, clinical pathways or care plans to prioritize and communicate care requirements; determine the types and amount of clinical resources needed to meet patient/family needs; provide timely and appropriate interdisciplinary referrals; and assist with the measurement of selected patient outcomes. The Case Manager/Social Worker performs utilization review, clinical document analysis working in close collaboration with hospital staff as necessary to assure the most effective utilization of services. The Case Manager/Social Worker acts as a communication link between the patient, nurses, physicians, families/significant others, ancillary departments, extended care facilities, community resources and insurance companies. The Social Worker is also active in all initiatives involving social services (Sr. ED, Palliative Care, etc.) and those deemed necessary. Oregon Medical Social Services license required. One to two years experience required. BLS is required.
Department: Case Management
Schedule: Per Diem/Extra On-Call
Shift: Flexible
Hours: PRN

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