Provide timely and effective medical social work and discharge planning that encompasses initial and continuing psychosocial assessment of individuals for their medical, financial, emotional, and spiritual needs. This assessment involves the ability to counsel, interview, evaluate, organize, prioritize, communicate, document, and implement a safe comprehensive cost effective discharge plan. The plan includes referrals to appropriate healthcare providers and community resources for continuity of care and to ease the patient s transition through the continuum of care. Provides coordination of healthcare services for patients to meet healthcare requirements in a cost-effective manner. Participates in a collaborative process with the interdisciplinary team to assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate options and services to meet individual s health care needs while promoting quality, cost-effective outcomes. Participates in the utilization review process for patients. Demonstrates knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines in accordance with policies, procedures, mission and objectives.
Assess psychosocial needs of individuals for referral to appropriate healthcare providers. Expedite timely processing of referral management. Complete electronic documentation - assessment form and progress notes. Complete d/c arrangements on referred cases. Provide crisis intervention and support to patients and family. Provide assistance with ALTCS/AHCCCS applications. Provide assistance with domestic violence and substance abuse issues. Provide assistance with advance directives. Provide assistance to patients and families coping with chronic/terminal illness. Develop and help implement avoidable day/readmit OFI action plans. Maintain knowledge of community resources, available resources, and CHN Policies. Respond to internal and external requests in a professional and timely manner. Maintain confidentiality. Advise and counsel as appropriate. Work with healthcare team in development of treatment plans for their select group of patients. Act as resource person for other members of healthcare team. Assist in orientation and in-service training. Participate in planning and implementing quality improvement initiatives.
Required: MSW based on license requirements of the state in which the Tenet Hospital operates
Preferred: Accredited Case Manager (ACM)
Experience Preferred: Over 2 years recent acute health care experience. Behavioral health experience
Skills Required: Leadership; communication and teaching; organizational; interpersonal; team building and collaboration; psychosocial assessment; interview; documentation; identification of potential risk situations or potential liability.
Knowledge Required: Quality improvement process, related health care practices and standards; knowledge and competency in providing care for patients in neonatal, and/or pediatric, and/or adolescent, and/or adult, and/or geriatric age groups; current practices, issues, regulations involved in transitions planning; psychosocial aspects of disease and health care; professional and regulatory standards.
Technology Required: Basic computer skills, personal technology tools, awareness of current use of technology in related field. Preferred: Advanced computer skills, technology of the specialty.
Other Required: Must be able to transport self within the service area as required. When using own vehicle must have valid Arizona driversâ�� license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standards of the state of Arizona. Must be able to take call duty, weekend, holiday and evening/night shift as required.
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005033552
About Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.