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Licensed Social Worker: Palliative Care

Robbinsdale, MN

About North Memorial Health

At North Memorial Health, you're part of an inclusive health family that is rooted in our values of relationships, inventiveness, and accountability. Empathy and care are at the heart of North's culture which is designed to actively support each team member's wellbeing and growth. Our strength lies in our diversity, and we embrace the unique contributions and experiences of each person. Together, we empower customers to achieve their best health.

About this position

Care Management:
The Care Management Social Worker provides services to customers and their families/significant others, to help them adjust to illness, injury or hospitalization. Assists the health team in understanding the significance of social, economic, emotional and family factors in relation to the customer's illness, treatment, recovery or dying processes. Responsible for the psychosocial assessments and discharge planning for customers with complex psychosocial and routine medical problems in collaboration with the responsible Case Manager. Facilitates psychosocial coordination including assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of customer/family needs throughout the hospital stay. Identifies needed community services and coordinates appropriate services for customers in need.

In addition to the above position purposes, Social Workers are available to assess the behavioral and psychological needs of customers. They take into consideration a customer's presenting concerns in cases related to psychiatric disorders, chemical health issues and emotional/behavioral health. Clinical Social Workers utilize a brief therapy model and provide counseling/psychotherapy services to individuals and groups. They are responsible for the discharge planning and case management for the customers they are assigned. Clinical Social Workers are encouraged to develop expertise in a variety of areas and to participate in further professional development.

Palliative Care:
The Palliative Care Social Worker serves as an integral member of a self-directed inpatient interdisciplinary palliative care team. Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments, serves as the mental health professional for the palliative care team, and provides appropriate social work interventions to meet the complex needs of customers and families/significant other's in the hospital settings. The primary focus is to assist customers and families/caregivers in coping with in the context of serious and life-limiting illness.

Psychiatry & Integrative Care Unit 2E:
The Psychiatric Social Worker serves as an integral member of a self-directed inpatient interdisciplinary psychiatric treatment team. Provides comprehensive biopsychosocial assessments, serves as the mental health professional for the psychiatric inpatient team, provides appropriate social work interventions and case coordination for customers with an acute psychiatric crisis and chemical dependency needs. Facilitates civil commitment processes.

 

What we’ll expect from you

Acute Units:
• Facilitates timely, efficient and appropriate discharge of customers and coordination with the next level of care, including, but not limited to: Transmitting of appropriate plan of care, Participating in and implementing discharge planning services for customers; Screening and coordinating new Nursing Home, Board & Care, Assisted Living Facilities, Group Homes, and Hospice facility referrals; Validating discharge criteria for customer and families; Following-up with customer, family and/or facility as indicated to ensure appropriate disposition and follow-up; Working with socially complex customers to identify barriers to discharge.
• Formulates, develops, and implements a comprehensive psychosocial treatment plan utilizing appropriate treatments and interventions. Interventions may include crisis intervention, brief individual, family and/or group therapies. Assists with screening, identification, diagnosis, management and treatment of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, rape, etc.
• Assessment and Psychosocial Evaluations: Assesses customers' and family's psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, and reaction to illness and ability to cope; Provides intervention in child abuse/neglect/domestic violence, guardianship (temporary/permanent), foster care, adoption, mental health placement, and adult/elderly abuse.
• Intervenes with customers and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs.
• Offers supervision to Social Workers licensed at the LSW and LGSW levels.
• Serves as a resource regarding complex cases to interdisciplinary team, as well as within the department.
• Serves as a resource person and provides support and resource information related to palliative care treatment decisions and end-of-life issues.
• Family Conferences: Participates in customer/family care conferences; Records and appropriately manages customer and family concerns as appropriate.
• Collaboration with Team Members: Communicates and coordinates findings and care recommendations effectively and collaboratively between disciplines to achieve targeted outcomes.
• Financial: Maintains awareness of relevant payor requirements and partners with case managers, physicians and other healthcare professionals to address any issues related to denials and clinical appropriateness of admission and continued stay; Screens for financial needs and refers to appropriate team members and/or programs and communicates reimbursement information to customers and families.
• Reporting: Assists with adult and child protection reports.
• Serves as expert regarding county, state and federal resources including civil commitment and funding sources.
• Completes necessary assessment, community linkage and paper work for Civil Commitment process when indicated.
• Responds to customer/family concerns by working collaboratively with hospital customer representatives.
Emergency Department:
In addition to the Acute Unit accountabilities, the Emergency Department Social Worker shall:
• Serve as resource person and provide support to dying customers and their families.
• Offer support and resources to customers admitted to the trauma service, including help with adjustment to injury and community resources
• Facilitate placement for customers who do not meet medical necessity for hospitalization
• Meet with high utilizers of the Hospital and Emergency Department to address barriers to getting care in the community
• Meet with customers who are at high risk for readmission
• Help divert customers from the Emergency Department to their primary care provider
• Build community partnerships with clinics, shelters, and skilled nursing facilities
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organization • Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.
• Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial's Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Interested? Here are our requirements

Education

• Masters or Doctoral degree from an accredited school of social work required   

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

• Social workers who are required by clinical assignment to psychiatrically diagnosis or engage in the practice of psychotherapy shall have a minimum of 4000 hours of post-graduate clinical social mental health professional as defined by Minnesota statute
• Hospital social work experience preferred.
• Palliative Care only: Prior Palliative Care experience preferred.
• Psychiatric social work only: Experience with Serious Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) population, mental health diagnoses. • Knowledge of current case management principles, length of stay management, and/or transition/discharge planning highly preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
• Knowledge of current social work principles, techniques and values.      

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory

Licensure at the LICSW level in the state of Minnesota - NMHC Standard

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