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Company: University of Maryland Medical System
Location: Havre De Grace
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

What You Will Do:

JOB SUMMARY: In collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, the social worker is responsible for completing intake assessments, assisting with treatment planning, monitoring patient progress, facilitating patient and family meetings, and coordinating and implementing discharge services for patients in the assigned client area(s). The social worker may also provide psychotherapy utilizing brief therapy models incorporating crisis stabilization and cognitive behavioral techniques. Participates in health quality improvement and evaluation processes. Position requires accountability for planning, organizing, and directing discharge and aftercare services that support patient self-management, adherence to treatment plans, and reduce unnecessary utilization.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education & Training: MSW from a school of social work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education required. Maryland licensure at the LMSW required. Work Orientation & Experience: Experience working with individuals with acute, chronic, and social needs required. Acute care social work experience preferred. Knowledge of Care Management preferred. Understanding of insurance eligibility and coverage requirements.

Skills & Abilities: Demonstrate knowledge/skills of social work casework; b) completing assessments; c) developing and implementing continuing care plans and aftercare plans; d) coordinating services for patient/family with community providers including knowledge of community resources, Medicare/Medicaid and commercial insurances; e) knowledge of state and federal regulations as it pertains to scope of practice and provision of social work services in an inpatient setting; f) effective critical thinking; g) written and verbal communications; h) prioritize work assignments and manage time effectively to complete duties; and h) work effectively in a fast paced environment. Demonstrate ability to a) communicate and collaborate effectively with both internal and external customers (colleagues, Medical Staff, liaisons, and patient/family); b) assess, adapt, and calmly respond to changing and/or crisis environment; c) make independent decisions consistent with current policies, procedures, health care and ethical standards; and d) be available to adapt hours to meet the needs of all customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore , UC SOCIAL WORKER I, Healthcare , Havre De Grace, Maryland

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