Social Worker/Case Manager III
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for taking the lead and making recommendations to the VP of Health Services in the development of a strategy for the most effective use of Community Health Workers with CHC. Be responsible for identifying key services CHC needs to be involved and identification of where the majority of our members could most benefit. Will be responsible for training, management and day to day supervision of the Community Health Workers and be a key member of the Health Services Management Team.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Masters in Social Work/LCSW or LMSW-AP, Case Management Certification desirable
Work Experience (Years and Area): 5 years work experience, 2 year social work in a managed health care or working with Medicaid/Medicare programs
Management Experience (Years and Area):2 years management/supervisory experience.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing /Composing Correspondence, Writing /Composing Reports
Bilingual Skills: Spanish Preferred
Other Skills: Analytical, Medical Terms, P.C., Research, Statistical, Word
Work Schedule: Flexible
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.