Medical Social Worker - Center for Diabetes Job
Spectrum Health - Grand Rapids, MI

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Medical Social Worker - Center for Diabetes

Job ID #: 3930
Bi-weekly Hours: 80
Entity: Medical Group
Shift: Day
Employment Classification: Full-time with Benefits (A1)
Shift Length: 8 hours
Location: GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Hours of Work: 8am-5pm
Facility: Medical Group
Days Worked: Monday through Friday
Department: Ms Gr Center For Diabetes 4069
Weekend Frequency: N/A

Company Description

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit, award winning, integrated health system based in West Michigan. Our organization includes a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children's hospital, a multispecialty medical group and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health.

Spectrum Health Medical Group is a multispecialty physician group dedicated to putting patients' needs first. The medical group is a gateway to Spectrum Health's many qualified and highly skilled specialists, and comprehensive services. We invite you to get to know us and our services better (www.shmg.org), and see for yourself what makes us unique.

Position Summary

Utilizes clinical judgment and expertise to coordinate care management activities and develop strategies to ensure cost effective, quality care outcomes to a caseload high in complexity and acuity. Identifies options for levels of care for individuals and populations of patients, focusing on strategies that will promote optimal health. Assesses, plans, and provides therapeutic interventions that enhance psychosocial adjustment to illness/injury, facilitates seamless care for patients and ensures effective and timely use of community resources to address identified needs. Provides payers with accurate and updated medical information. Promotes quality care delivery across the continuum of care. Facilitates informed, appropriate, and timely patient discharges. Emphasis of duties may vary depending upon area of assignment.

The environment for this practice is fast paced and can be very busy.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Education - Bachelor's Degree in or Master's degree in Social Work; Exceptions for persons without a social work degree can be made for those who have a human services degree and carry a current social work certification that was grandfathered prior to July 1, 2005, in Transplant Program - Completion of a course of study with specialization in clinical practice
Licenses - Other\Licensed, or be eligible to pursue, a State of Michigan Social Work License

Experience working with patients with chronic diseases preferred. Successful applicants will have demonstrated a high level of self motivation and initiative.

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Offering more health services than colors in the rainbow, Spectrum Health is a regional health system that serves western Michigan. The...