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Social Worker (BSW)

Saint Francis Health System

Saint Francis Health System

Muskogee, OK, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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This position is ECB status – requires a minimum number of worked hours per month as needed by the department; limited benefit offerings.

ECB= Emergency Call Basis

Job Summary: A Bachelor's prepared (BSW) Social Worker assists with securing safe discharge placement of patients through helping patients/families identify discharge needs, verify health benefits, provide discharge planning for appropriate level of care post discharge including facilitating placement/transfer to another facility and securing necessary medications for discharge. Maintains an accurate record of patient/family contacts and documents pertinent information in the medical record.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in social work or related field.

Licensure, Registration and/or Certification: None.

Work Experience: 6 months of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Knowledge of community resources. Ability to utilize computer resources and have basic computer skills.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Receives referrals and assesses in a timely manner those patients and families/significant others who are referred to social work service. Integrates social work plan into overall patient care through interdisciplinary collaboration. Provides social work services in the areas of comprehensive case management, discharge planning, and continuing care services. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to develop discharge plans prospectively and conduct transitional planning for patients moving to nursing homes/other facilities. Understands/utilizes hospital and community based resources/entitlements. Refers patients, families/significant others, and hospital staff to appropriate services to insure continuity and quality of care. Develops and utilizes specialized knowledge of resources related to the needs of specific patient populations. Facilitates efforts to obtain insurance coverage for hospital and community based services. Assists with assessing the patient's ability to secure prescribed medications at discharge and helps with access to pharmaceutical assistance programs/other medications resources as indicated. Arranges for appropriate mode of transport for patients being discharge which can include ambulance service, verifying the medical certification form has been completed by the physician, arranging wheelchair van transport or coordinating family transport of the patient. Documents the patient care plan, staff interventions, and outcomes promptly in the medical record.

Decision Making: Independent judgment in making decisions involving non-routine problems under general supervision.

Working Relationships: Works directly with patients and/or customers. Works with internal/external customers. Works with other healthcare professionals and staff. Works frequently with individuals at director level or above.

Special Job Dimensions: None.

Supplemental Information: This document generally describes the essential functions of the job and the physical demands required to perform the job. This compilation of essential functions and physical demands is not all inclusive nor does it prohibit the assignment of additional duties.

Case Management - Muskogee Campus

Location:

Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401Under the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Use and Patient Protection Act (OMMA), a safety sensitive position is defined as any job that includes tasks or duties that the employer believes could affect the safety and health of the employee performing the task or others. This position has been identified as a safety sensitive position. This statute allows employers to lawfully refuse to hire applicants for safety-sensitive jobs or to discipline or discharge employees who work in safety-sensitive jobs if they test positive for marijuana, even if they have a valid license to use medical marijuana.

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