Position Summary: The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination of resources and services in response to individual patient needs and fiscal realities. As a member of the patient care team, the social worker is responsible for tracking clinical service utilization of specific patients from admitting to discharge. Tracking includes the concurrent collection of data, and analysis for appropriateness and timing of interventions. The Social Worker provides practical interpretation of the analysis for nurses, multi-disciplinary teams, medical staff and managers as the findings and recommendations relate to the individual patient’s outcomes, the health plan coverage, and the overall costs for both the patient and the hospital. Guided by the current disease state practices, the social worker is responsible for impacting the timely delivery of services, the length of stay and the appropriateness of treatment while supporting the triple aim of improving the patient experience, improving patient outcomes, and effectively managing the cost of care.
Physical Requirements: Light Physical Agility Testing (PAT) Rating
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert up to 15 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or up to 5 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be measured by post offer Physical Agility testing with a required “Light” rating to verify ability to meet the requirement.