Emory Healthcare Social Worker, LCSW in Johns Creek, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Independently assesses, coordinates and implements a timely, safe patient discharge plan to the appropriate level of care. Participates in interdisciplinary approach to patient care management. Provides emotional support and psychosocial counseling to patients. Develops treatment plans, provides patient and family education, and serves as a professional resource. Provides individual, family, and group therapies. Acknowledges and appropriately prioritizes referrals from interdisciplinary team members, patients, and families, with initial chart documentation entered within eight business hours of receipt of consult. Attends and actively participates in Triads and interdisciplinary team meetings in order to screen for high risk patients, obtain and share information, identify appropriate length of stay per DRG, advance the patient's plan of care, identify and take action to resolve barriers and to coordinate safe and appropriate discharge to the proper level of care within the appropriate time frame. Maintains focus on the provision of quality service in a rapid and efficient manner in order to transition patients to the appropriate level of care within the time frame of the target length of stay. Updates the clinical team regarding discharge destination, and date and time of anticipated discharge. Attends and actively participates in Triad Data Meetings and Team Meetings in order to identify and address system trends and barriers to the delivery of efficient patient care. Collaborates with insurance case managers and community care providers, and initiates referrals to appropriate community resources. Maintains a thorough working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and private payer regulations and processes. Maintains broad knowledge of resources and options for patients available within all levels of care. Facilitates efficient access and movement of patient across levels of care, and coordinates inter-facility transfer of patients to appropriate level of care. Ensures that a safe and timely discharge is attained, with proper documentation and verbal reports shared with receiving facilities or agencies. Respects the confidentiality of all patient information and conforms to hospital/departmental policies on the handling and disclosure of patient information. Acts as a responsible steward of department's patient care funds, exploring all viable options prior to requesting use of funds. Assesses patients and members of their support system in order to identify potential needs, to determine appropriate level of care for discharge planning purposes and to identify necessary interventions. Evaluates family, home environment and financial situation in order to develop safe and viable plan of care. Provides patient and family counseling and education regarding discharge planning, and community resources. Provides supportive counseling for patients, families and significant others who are experiencing anxiety or stress due to illness, injury or physical limitations. Takes an active role in the coordination and facilitation of goal-oriented family meetings. Evaluates, coordinates and acts in accordance with current laws and hospital policies in reporting targeted populations (suspected child/disabled adult/elder abuse or neglect). Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Social Work degree from an accredited school of social work. Three years of post-masters social work experience with at least one year of experience in acute medical care setting. Positions in this classification require licensure or eligibility for licensure by the State of Georgia (LCSW).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Johns Creek

Campus Location Johns Creek, GA, 30097

Campus Location US-GA-Johns Creek

Department EJC Social Services

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 20877

Job Category Behavioral Health, Counseling & Clergy

Schedule 8a-4:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.