Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
The Inpatient Social Worker Care Manager I (SWCM I) facilitates the collaborative interdisciplinary process of case management encompassing assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, and evaluation appropriate to the scope of licensure in a hospital setting. The SWCM I helps patients and their families address and resolve the social, financial, and psychological problems related to their health condition. The SWCM I identifies options and advocates for services to meet the patient's and family's comprehensive needs with available resources to promote quality cost-effective outcomes. SWCM I help people assess and solve problems in their lives. Challenges range from physical and mental illness to domestic violence; additional duties depend on the type of population served. The SWCM I systematically intervenes to provide clinical social work and complex discharge planning assistance to patients and their families who experience complex psychosocial needs. The SWCM I will provide assistance with eligibility determination for social programs, as well as assist in qualifying for community assistance from a variety of sources or agencies. The SWCM I offers crisis intervention and/ or mental health assessment to patients and families, coordinates and facilitates the development of a multidisciplinary discharge plan of care for high-risk patient populations. This role will participate in an interdisciplinary team meetings to ensure that psychosocial issues are addressed as required across the continuum of care.

The SWCM I participates in quality improvement activities, exemplifies professionalism, and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFIRST behaviors in interactions with patients, families, and staff members.

Minimum Qualifications

Degree: Graduation from an accredited school of Social Work with a Master's degree in Social Work

a. Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Required
b. Holds a current licensure in the State of Texas
c. Related Specialty Certification preferred
d. Basic Life Support

Work Experience: Prior experience as Social worker preferred

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
Bilingual Skills Required: No, Spanish preferred

Proficiencies: PC, MS Word

Job Attributes:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Medical Terms, Mathematics

Work Schedule:
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel, On-Call

Equipment Operated: PC and office equipment related to job duties

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