To provide administrative and operational direction to the Care Management Department in delivering cost effective, patient and community centered, high quality social work and discharge planning services throughout our health care system. This individual is responsible for comprehensive function and outcomes of the defined clinical area to include compliance with regulations, human resource management, fiscal accountability, planning and development of programs and internal/external customer relations.
Essential Job Duties
- Serves as a collaborative partner with the organization, community, medical staff and administrative staff.
- Recruits, orients and assigns staff for caseload responsibilities. Provides ongoing guidance and performance feedback; initiates recommended personnel action.
- Develops and prepares statistics and reports for administrative and regulatory purposes.
- Monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of social work services; implements corrective actions; documents improvement and problem resolution.
- Provides consultation to medical, nursing and administrative staff.
- Participates in social work related community activities, participates in community resource needs identification.
Required Minimum Education:
- B.S.N, M.S.N or other masters prepared in Healthcare preferred. L.G.S.W., L.C .S.W. or M.S.W. Maryland Social Work License or License eligible may be considered.
- Five years in a health care delivery system, preferably acute care. Two years of direct management experience.
- Registered Nurse license or Social Work license in Maryland
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands -Light Work
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.