Social Worker (LCSW)
The Social Worker works in collaboration with the patient and clinical staff to provide an efficient and compliant service following patients before and after discharge. Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy and objectives of community health, population health management, palliative care, and readmission reduction efforts. Practices to deliver the defined health care services and follow-up to patients and families in the home setting, as well as outpatient resource identification.
EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL:
1. Previous Experience Preferred
a. Two (2) years of Social Work Experience is preferred.
b. Previous hospital Social Work experience with an emphasis on discharge planning experience preferred.
c. Utilization Review/Case Management experience helpful.
2. Specialized or Technical Education
a. Master’s degree in Social Work required from a program approved by the Counsel of Social Work Education.
b. Must hold current license as a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) issued by the Louisiana State Board of Social WorkExaminers (LSBSWE).
c. Knowledge of Prospective Payment System, Peer Review Organizations, Medicare, Medicaid, third-party payors, community resources.
d. Knowledge of quality improvement methodologies preferred.
3. Manual or Physical Skills
a. Basic computer skills strongly preferred.
4. Physical Effort Required
Strength: Sedentary Push: Occasionally Pull: Occasionally
Carry: Occasionally Lift: Occasionally Sit: Occasionally
Stand: Frequently Walk: Frequently