Are you an experienced LSW or LCSW with previous Case Management experience who is passionate about bringing your expertise to a leading healthcare organization?
If so, you are the right candidate for our Clinical Social Worker position!
We are seeking an experienced LSW/LCSW- Clinical Social Worker for our RUMG Administration department, who exemplifies professionalism to join our team-
**THIS IS A PART TIME POSTION**
The Social Worker is an Illinois licensed social worker who provides patient care through a diverse role as a clinician, educator, care coordinator and advocate. The social worker works in a collaborative relationship with other members of the health care team to support patients and families. The social worker is an expert in biopsychosocial assessment, mental health issues, care planning and coordination of care across medical and community based service systems in order to reduce psychosocial barriers that may negatively impact the patient’s health management and outcomes. The social worker uses a motivational interviewing approach, attending to the patient’s ability to successfully self-manage chronic illnesses and effectively utilize health care services. The social worker will collaborate with the health care team to identify patients who meet established criteria for outreach efforts. The individual who holds this position understands population management, exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures, including complying with all Rush University Medical Center Customer Service Standards.
- Utilize MHN portal and EMR reports to identify patients in need of outreach efforts from a psychosocial and environmental perspective based on inter-professional team collaboration, ER and patient discharges.
- Conduct comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments by phone or in-person to identify extrinsic barriers to medical plan adherence (i.e. transportation, financial concerns or pharmacy coverage) and patient quality of life.
- Develop psychosocial plan of care with the patient/family to address barriers.
- Connect patient to needed community-based services, providing intensive care coordination as clinically indicated.
- Advocate within complex medical and community-based service systems to improve patient access to needed services.
- Facilitate communication between patients, care team, and community-based providers to ensure continuity of care.
- Contribute to documentation of individualized care for identified patients, focusing on specific psychosocial goals. Assess progress toward goals based on clinical judgment and motivational interviewing techniques.
- Assess and monitor adherence to outreach and problem-solve intrinsic barriers to effective patient self-management of chronic conditions (i.e. education level, language barriers, etc.).
- Refer patient/family to self-management support programs as needed.
- Refer patient to mental health services as needed.
- Provide educational materials and resources to patient and family that are in a format which is specific to the patient/family learning abilities and language preference. Communicate such preferences to care team.
- Assist with timely follow-up and coordination of care for patients discharged from ER, hospital or other healthcare facility.
- Effectively collaborate with inter-professional healthcare teams.
- Work to improve identified MHN outcomes (i.e. 7 day post inpatient discharge, Emergency Department visit follow-up, MHN new patient outreach, ED frequent users) by using MHN quality measures.
- Participate in medical home quality improvement initiatives. Activities may include data collection, chart review, interdisciplinary collaboration, analysis of patient data and MHNConnect user group meetings as assigned.
Position Qualifications Include :
- Attend individual and group supervision meetings for outpatient social workers as well as relevant social work trainings.
- Masters Degree in Social Work required.
- Current LSW licensure in the State of Illinois required; LCSW preferred.
- Bilingual English/Spanish highly desirable.
- 2-5 years social work experience preferred.
- Experience utilizing motivational interviewing highly desirable.
- Experience in managed care settings highly desirable.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
- Strong analytical skills required.
- Familiarity with electronic medical record systems highly desirable.
- Proficient with basic Microsoft Office programs required.
- Ability to function independently, to organize and be self-motivated required.
- Rush's new 14-story hospital opened in January 2012 is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, an ongoing effort to build new facilities, renovate existing buildings and adopt new technology.
- Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL www.rush.edu
- Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds
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