Utilizes professional, medical, social-work skills to assess patient and family scenarios for discharge planning, information and referral, psychosocial and counseling support needs and establishes plans for effective management of the identified needs.
Assessment, planning, intervening and reassessment are performed in a collaborative environment, in which the Social Worker works closely with Medical Staff.
Exemplifies clinical practice that is proactive in planning for patients’ progress across the continuum and that optimizes quality of care, utilization, cost and patient satisfaction. Assumes a strong role as liaison between medical staff, hospital professional staff and community agencies.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (including required licenses/certifications, education and job knowledge/experience):
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work required
Minimum 2 years experience as a social worker in a medical setting
Hospital experience is preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize workload
Good problem solving skills
Basic computer skills
About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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