Swedish Health Services Social Work Case Manager in Seattle, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Social Work Case Manager (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Case Management at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.
The Clinical Social Worker partners with patients, families and the health care team to address and advocate for patients' social and emotional needs. The clinical social worker is responsible for providing a full range of social work services including but not limited to psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, discharge planning, crisis intervention, and resource referral. The clinical social worker partners with the patient and his or her support system, as well as interdisciplinary teams, both internal and external to the organization, to improve patient care through the effective utilization and monitoring of health care resources. The clinical social worker assumes a leadership role to facilitate the achievement of patient goals and desired clinical, financial, and resource outcomes. The clinical social worker is guided by the NASW Code of Ethics and the Swedish Mission and Vision in his or her daily practice.
In this position you will:
Works collaboratively with patients nurses, case managers, physicians, other practitioners, caregivers and community resources and agencies.
The social worker and healthcare team are jointly accountable for measurable outcomes that are cost effective and reflect patient preferences and values.
Contributes to the development of a goal-directed, age-appropriate plan of care through an interdisciplinary team process that is prioritized and based on medical diagnosis, patient needs, and expected patient outcomes.
Interacts with patients and physicians to explore the most appropriate setting to meet patient needs.
Participates in the development, implementation, evaluation, and ongoing revision of initiatives to improve quality, continuity, and cost-effectiveness.
Communicates timely, relevant and accurate information to all parties involved with a patient’s care
Communicates patient needs related to advancing the medical treatment plan and/or discharge plan to appropriate professionals and follows up
Communicates with patients and families to ensure understanding of third-party payer guidelines and to arrange referrals
Facilitates the progression of care by advancing the care plan to achieve desired outcomes.
Develops discharge plan through collaboration with the interdisciplinary team
Ensures that all activities to facilitate and coordinate the plan are being implemented and that the plan is continuously modified based on the patient’s changing needs.
Assesses for financial barriers to advancing the treatment plan and discharge plan, provides information about resources, and advocates for patient/family in accessing financial assistance programs.
Integrates the work of the healthcare team by coordinating resources and services necessary to accomplish agreed-upon goals.
Procures services and resources for identified patients and families, serving as an advocate to promote achievement of agreed upon goals.
Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access or creation, and for the protection of the patient’s health, safety and rights.
Accepts responsibility and accountability for achievement of optimal outcomes within their scope of practice.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school.
Licensed Social Work Associate – Independent Clinical (LSWAIC)
Chapter 18.225 RCW is preferred and may be substituted.
One (1) year experience in the areas of acute medical or mental healthcare in an inpatient or outpatient setting.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- ACM/CCM certification
About the Cherry Hill Campus
What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.
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Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Social Work
Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122
Req ID: 289475
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