To assist patients and families to identify social, emotional, and environmental needs and to connect them with available resources/ services through the provision of a full spectrum of discharge planning and social work services. The successful candidate will work 10 hour shifts both Saturday and Sunday three out of four weekends, and a rotating Friday evening
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works with the patient, family, and other members of the health care team to formulate a discharge plan that provides the patient services in the appropriate post-acute care setting. Receives updates and guidance regarding Utilization Management from appropriate UM staff to assist with length of stay coordination.
Determines specific objectives, goals, and measures that are designed to meet the patients' needs that have been identified through assessment. The plan will be action-oriented and time-specific including collaboration with utilization management to manage length of stay.
Provides information about resources and options available in the community and coordinates service delivery. Interprets patient/family needs and provides information concerning the availability and limitations of resources.
Screens high-risk patients and consults attending physicians regarding potential discharge planning problems identified as a result of this process.
Provides factual information based on current knowledge, to provide psychosocial support and assist the patient/family in coping with their disease to improve their overall health care management. Educates the the patients and families regarding various symptoms and consequences related to specific diseases, conditions and hospitalization.
In accordance with established clinical guidelines, standards, and pathways, establishes a comprehensive discharge plan for those patients with post-acute care needs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate school of Social Work.
Licensed MSW required by January 31, 2021.
Two years of social work experience in an acute care setting preferred.
CCM required within 18 months of eligibility
Internal Number: JR54034
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.