Social Work Care Coordinator 1
Company: Renown Health
Posted on: January 9, 2021
This position is responsible under the supervision of the
department manager for providing patients and families with
emotional support, advocacy as appropriate, financial information,
discharge planning, and social work services. This position also
serves as a liaison between the medical staff and the
patient/family and provides interventions designed to minimize
patient stress and maximize coping skills to expedite recovery and
long term care planning. This position requires the ability to
advocate on behalf of the client to ensure their connection to
necessary resources for their continued success.
Nature and Scope
This position provides psychosocial services to patients, families,
and staff to assist in coping with illness and hospitalization.
This position also provides educational information and resources
that may assist patients/families during and after hospitalization.
This position provides clinical and complex discharge planning for
patients requiring post acute services.
The incumbent must provide optimal patient care through assessment,
planning, implementation, and evaluation of neonatal, child,
adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients and families.
The major challenge to this position is the ability to prioritize
and assess critical situations while maintaining quality services
under stressful conditions.
This position has the authority to review and evaluate each case;
establish work priorities; and differentiate between services the
hospital can provide and those services, which can be provided more
appropriately by the community.
For some Care Management programs/departments this position may be
required to work with patients in the community out side of an
Renown facility, yet remain under Renown's stewardship. Contact
with these patients may be by phone, in-person during an
appointment or completing a home visit. (For departments 200741 and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of social work skills, theories, and intervention
2. Ability to make psychosocial assessment and implement treatment
3. Ability to complete a thorough discharge planning assessment,
determine appropriate level of care for post acute needs, determine
length of stay related to patient's condition, and coordinate the
implementation of the discharge plan. Requires knowledge and
understanding of medical terms.
4. Ability to function in crisis situations, apply independent and
mature judgment, and establish priorities
5. Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and to
facilitate close working relationships and cooperation within the
Health System and community.
6. Ability to interact effectively with persons of differing ethnic
and socio-economic backgrounds
7. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care,
based upon the physical, motor, sensory, psychosocial, and safety
needs and development, to the age of the patient served- infant to
8. Skills to assist patients and families in coping with crisis
9. Skills and ability to handle responsibilities to the ED and
10. Knowledge of community resources available to meet the
psychosocial needs of patients.
This position may provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be
construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills
and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and
level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language,
including reading, writing and speaking English. Appropriate
education to obtain and maintain Social Work licensure in the State
Requires one year experience in the social service field, or
completion of an internship program in a healthcare setting.
Applicants with experience in health care settings preferred.
Ability to obtain and maintain State of Nevada Social Work
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook,
PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer
to complete online learning requirements for job-specific
competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online
benefits enrollment, etc.
Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Social Work Care Coordinator 1, Healthcare , Reno, Nevada
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