Provide timely and effective medical social work and discharge planning that encompasses initial and continuing psychosocial assessment of individuals for their medical, financial, emotional, and spiritual needs. This assessment involves the ability to counsel, interview, evaluate, organize, prioritize, communicate, document, and implement a safe comprehensive cost effective discharge plan. The plan includes referrals to appropriate healthcare providers and community resources for continuity of care and to ease the patientï¿½s transition through the continuum of care. Provides coordination of healthcare services for patients to meet healthcare requirements in a cost-effective manner. Participates in a collaborative process with the interdisciplinary team to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate options and services to meet individualï¿½s health care needs while promoting quality, cost-effective outcomes. Participates in the utilization review process for patients. Demonstrates knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines in accordance with policies, procedures, mission and objectives.
Assess psychosocial needs of individuals for referral to appropriate healthcare providers. Expedite timely processing of referral management. Complete electronic documentation - assessment form and progress notes. Complete d/c arrangements on referred cases. Provide crisis intervention and support to patients and family. Provide assistance with ALTCS/AHCCCS applications. Provide assistance with domestic violence and substance abuse issues. Provide assistance with advance directives. Provide assistance to patients and families coping with chronic/terminal illness. Develop and help implement avoidable day/readmit OFI action plans. Maintain knowledge of community resources, available resources, and CHN Policies. Respond to internal and external requests in a professional and timely manner. Maintain confidentiality. Advise and counsel as appropriate. Work with healthcare team in development of treatment plans for their select group of patients. Act as resource person for other members of healthcare team. Assist in orientation and in-service training. Participate in planning and implementing quality improvement initiatives.
Education Required: Masterï¿½s Degree in Social Work from a school accredited or approved by the Council on Social Work or Masterï¿½s Degree in Counseling or Rehabilitation. Preferred: Masterï¿½s Degree in Social Work/Counseling
Experience Preferred: Over 2 years recent acute health care experience. Behavioral health experience
Skills Required: Leadership; communication and teaching; organizational; interpersonal; team building and collaboration; psychosocial assessment; interview; documentation; identification of potential risk situations or potential liability.
Knowledge Required: Quality improvement process, related health care practices and standards; knowledge and competency in providing care for patients in neonatal, and/or pediatric, and/or adolescent, and/or adult, and/or geriatric age groups; current practices, issues, regulations involved in transitions planning; psychosocial aspects of disease and health care; professional and regulatory standards.
Technology Required: Basic computer skills, personal technology tools, awareness of current use of technology in related field. Preferred: Advanced computer skills, technology of the specialty.
Other Required: Must be able to transport self within the service area as required. When using own vehicle must have valid Arizona driversï¿½ license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standards of the state of Arizona. Must be able to take call duty, weekend, holiday and evening/night shift as required.
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005033552
About Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.