Tidelands Health

Case Manager Social Worker II - Waccamaw Community Hospital (Murrells Inlet, SC)

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/20/2021 1:03 PM)
Job ID
2021-9866
Type
Full Time, Non-Exempt
Location
US-SC-Myrtle Beach Area
Shift
Varies - Days

Responsibilities

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.

 

Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field required. May substitute a Bachelor of Science Degree and three additional years of experience for the Master’s Degree (a total of six years Case Management experience).

 

Licensure/certification:

  • Licensed certified social worker in the state of SC required.

 

Experience: 

  • Minimum three years Case management/social work experience in health care delivery acute care setting required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Case Management and outcomes required.
  • Knowledge in acute care level psychosocial intervention and practices required.

 

Special Skills:

  • Able to work independently, adjust priorities often and establish rapport quickly required
  • Demonstrated experience in diplomacy and ability to contribute to team goal setting and program development required.
  • Proven communication skills, both verbal and written required.
  • Expertise in facilitation of dysfunctional family and patient placement outcomes required.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills required to manage multiple databases required.
  • Primary home base will be established but flexibility to float to various facilities within the Tidelands Health system as may be needed required.

 

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.

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