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Social Worker MSW PRN

Company: Rapides Regional Medical Center
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem


 

Do you have the career opportunities as an Social Worker you want in your current role? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Rapides Regional Medical Center a facility that is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

 

At Rapides Regional we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:

    • Student Loan Repayment
    • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
    • Paid Person Leave
    • 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
    • Identity Theft Protection discounts
    • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
    • Adoption Assistance
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

Great healthcare starts with compassion.

 

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as an Social Worker where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued?  If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

 
 

 

The Social Worker will evaluate the psychosocial needs of patients and family support systems and will coordinate appropriate discharge plans for identified patient populations. The Social Worker acts as a liaison between the facility and resources external to the organization. He/she will facilitate implementing timely discharge plans and facilitate follow-up to anticipated post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. The Social Worker will provide crisis intervention and support. The Social Worker will assist the Case Manager in facilitating patient movement across the continuum of care and will identify and track barriers to patient throughput.
 
About this unit:
 
  • The culture throughout the entire hospital is team and patient focused.
  • Everyone on the team are motivated and leadership is committed to mentoring through career mapping for educational and personal success.
  • Patient safety and satisfaction are our number one priority.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Performs a comprehensive assessment of psychosocial needs of assigned patients; Involves patient, family/responsible/significant others, develops, implements, monitors and revises plan of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team
  • Assesses patients discharge needs and facilitates the provision of services necessary to meet identified needs; performs home health referrals, intermediate care and skilled nursing facility referrals, assist patients with medication acquisition, facilitates follow up appointments, arranges public transportation, etc.
  • Evaluates suspected abuse and neglect referrals; makes official reports to state and regulatory or legal agencies as required by statue or facility policy
  • Participates in the interdisciplinary care planning for recurring patients to include education related to accessing healthcare services at the appropriate level of care; preventative education, and community based resources, provides assistance with access to medication assistance programs
  • Provides education to the under-resourced patient/family of potential and available resources; identifies needs, coordinates the development of realistic plans which include patient/family centered goals, facilitates implementing plan, and performs follow-up evaluation
  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, develops, implements, evaluates, revises as needed, a discharge plan to include identified psychosocial and discharge needs
  • Documents professional recommendations, care coordination interventions, and case management activities to effectively communicate to all members of the health care team
  • Participates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure psychosocial and discharge needs are addressed; plan, interventions and patient/family/MD concurrence will be documented 
  • Acts as a liaison through effective and professional communications between and with physicians, patient / family, hospital staff, and outside agencies
  • Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements, HCA Ethics and Compliance policies, and quality initiatives; monitors self-compliance and implements process changes to ensure compliance to such regulations and quality initiatives as it relates to the provision of Case Management Services
  • Makes appropriate referrals, after collaboration with the Case Manager, to third party payer disease and case management programs for recurring patients and patients with chronic disease states
  • Facilitates patient throughput with an ongoing focus on quality outcomes and an efficient transition between levels of care
  • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families through crises intervention
  • Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered
  • Acts as an advocate for identified needs and makes appropriate referrals; abuse and neglect, substance abuse/overdose, homelessness, post-partum patients <17 years of age, fetal demise, mother-baby bonding, adoptions, guardianship, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison between the facility and community resources to enhance community outreach coordination; establishes and maintains resource database, educates peers and patients on resources, performs community outreach as directed
  • Adheres to established policy and procedure and standard of care; escalates issues through the Chain of Command
  • Competency in use of computer/laptop, telephone, calculator, fax, copy machine and cell phone
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written and electronic formats.
  • Demonstrates analytical and critical thinking abilities with pro-active decision-making and negotiation skills

Qualifications

What Qualifications You Will Need:
  
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Louisiana
  • Experience in healthcare setting preferred 

 

Rapides Regional Medical Center is an award-winning 328+ bed hospital and ER in Alexandria, Louisiana that offers a wide array of services ranging from Cancer Care to Wound Care, and our medical staff includes doctors in more than 30 medical specialties.

 

At Rapides Regional we believe that well-defined values are the key to nurturing staff and patient satisfaction. By joining our team you contribute to the positive culture of the hospital, which directly impacts the well-being of your patients, their families, your colleagues, and your own personal job satisfaction. We invite you to learn firsthand what our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction, service excellence and professional expertise can do for your career.

 

HCA Healthcare has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

 

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Social Worker opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

 

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