POSITION SUMMARY: Disease Management (Weight Mgmt)
Implement and administer policies, programs and activities. Responsible for performing psychosocial assessments on families’ ability to meet their child's healthcare needs. Ensure the preparation and maintenance of required documentation per accreditation standards and CMC's policy.
Member of the primary care team and in communication with various disciplines to ensure social barriers to care are met and/or addressed. Patient Interaction is predominately telephonic, with in-person interaction occurring 15% of the time.
Additional job responsibilities:
Aids in problem solving with family as it relates to financial stressors, e.g., meal assistance, non-ambulance transportation, prescription assistance, housing, etc.
Requires occasional travel (15%) to meet with patients in their home and/or to designated locations, e.g., local YMCA
Provides assessment and intervention when there is suspicion of family violence, parental discord, custody concerns
Further assist patient/families with no payor source
Addresses barriers to follow-up appointments, medication adherence, etc.
Experience charting in an electronic medical record
Requires experience in own professional discipline to appropriately apply own knowledge; broadens own professional expertise and acquires higher level skills
Understands key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work
No supervisory responsibilities but may provide informal guidance to new team members
Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using professional/technical experience, judgment and precedents
Impacts quality of own work and the work of others on the team; works within guidelines and policies
Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction
Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform biopsychosocial screening and assessment of the families’ ability to meet their children's healthcare needs by applying specialized knowledge and advance practice skills in assessment treatment, diagnosis of mental illness, planning, implementation and evaluation.
Facilitate parent/child adjustment to illness and hospitalization.
Coordinate anticipatory discharge to ensure that patient's home - care is prearranged prior to leaving the hospital.
Coordinate and direct multidisciplinary patient care conferences focusing both on medical and biopsychosocial needs.
Two to three years of previous Social Work Experience Required
Four to five years of related experience Preferred
Graduate or professional work or advanced degree; or equivalent experience Required
LICENSES and CERTIFICATIONS:
State of Texas LMSW license Required
State of Texas LCSW license Preferred
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Meet patient and patient family needs; take responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; use appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
Ensure that the customer perspective is a driving force behind business decisions and activities; craft and implement service practices that meet customers' and own organization's needs.
Identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; compare data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Take prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive.
Accomplish tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Assimilate and apply new job-related information in a timely manner.
and leadership within the Home Care team. They are neither micromanagers nor unreachable. I have the opportunity to work with experienced therapists and help newer therapists become more skilled and confident as they hone their knowledge.