Assists HUHS patients and their families coordinate medical, social, emotional, insurance, and vocational issues related to injury or illness. Conducts psychosocial assessments, either in-person or telephonic, in order to develop a comprehensive out-patient care plan that guides work with patient. Collaborates with physicians, nurses, support staff, community agencies, and other health care professionals to implement safe, effective, and timely patient care. Communicates with treating clinicians on areas of concerns and provides clinical updates to clinicians on a regular basis. Provides timely and appropriate documentation in patient's electronic medical record.
Participates in assuring that HUHS is in the forefront of applying Case Management principles. Participates in achieving the goal of cost effective, high quality, continuous care to patients; communicates effectively with clinicians, patients, and team leader to achieve this goal. Utilizes team leader as appropriate for clinical consultation and to apprise of legal, ethical, risk issues that may affect the patient, family, or health services. Maintains quality assurance and improvement activities in compliance with HUHS standards. Assists in development of reports, resources required by other departments.
Masters in Social Work. Current license to practice social work in Massachusetts, either LCSW or LICSW. Minimum of two years social work experience in medical setting. Familiar with managed care and case management principles.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Familiar with care needs of medically complex young adult, adult, and geriatric populations. Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, staff, and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner in using skills in active listening and problem solving. Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
To Apply: You must apply on-line to be considered for this position, https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs
Internal Number: 49440BR
About Harvard University Health Services
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We are a uniquely comprehensive multi-specialty health facility – serving students, staff, faculty, retirees, and their dependents. The HUHS mission is to heal those who are sick, to care for all, and to educate the community about health and health care issues. At HUHS we are dedicated to attracting, building, and retaining a team of professionals who can contribute to the continuous improvement and development of an outstanding model health care system.
Enjoy unparalleled academic resources, a quality work lifestyle, and an unbeatable benefits package.
Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) is proud to be a diversity employer in healthcare and higher education. We support and welcome cultural inclusion, respect, equality and equity, essential to health and a healthy work environment.
Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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