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ASSISTANT CASE MANAGER PARTIAL PROGRAM - (20145)

Universal Health Services


Location:
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA
Date:
02/16/2018
2018-02-162018-03-17
Job Code:
20145
Universal Health Services
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ASSISTANT CASE MANAGER PARTIAL PROGRAM - (20145)

Facility Name
FULLER HOSPITAL
Location
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA 02703 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Social Worker
Job Description

The Assistant Case Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating activities related to discharge planning.  Develops and implements a plan of care designed to meet the patient’s  post hospital needs while ensuring a continuity of care

 

 

Screens all new assigned cases within twenty-four (24) hours or one business day, in order to assess patients’ living situations and identify cases presenting disposition problems.  Assists the Case Manager in obtaining information needed to complete a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.  Serves as a patient advocate to maximize available services in the community.  Participates in family and/or provider meetings, serving as a liaison to provide patient updates as clinically indicated.  Responsible for obtaining releases of information from the pt and faxing relevant information, including discharge summary to the patient’s next level of care.

Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team with primary responsibility of creating a comprehensive discharge plan.  Coordinates discharge planning with patients, families and outside agencies as necessary, through individual and family meetings, telephone contacts and interagency conferences, to provide our patients’ insurance providers with information pertaining to hospital level of care.  The discharge planning interactions are documented in progress notes.  Reviews/discusses discharge planning activities at team meetings, and documents these twice weekly at treatment plan updates.  Attends multidisciplinary team meetings, and provides input to team members regarding psychosocial problems, overall treatment objectives, and treatment and discharge planning for each patient as reflected in written documentation. 

 

Job Requirements

MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education:

Bachelors Degree in Social Work or Allied Health field required.  Two years of inpatient experience may be substituted for degree. 

 

Experience:

Hospital social work or direct care experience preferred.

 

Technical Skills:

Must be proficient with written and verbal communication skills.  Must have knowledge of community-based and state agencies with regard to behavioral health services.

 

Age and Disability:

Must possess knowledge and skills necessary to interact compassionately and appropriately with patients and their families on a regular basis.

 

Other:

Professional demeanor and appearance, as well as the ability to deal tactfully with sensitive situations and maintain patient confidentiality.  Must be able to interact effectively with other hospital departments to achieve desired outcome for the patient.

 

Contacts:

Reports to the Case Manager, Program Manager, or designee.  Several hospital and community-based contacts and insurance providers.

 

Environmental Demands:

Physical surroundings are pleasant and comfortable, with minimal exposure to injury or other hazards.

 

Essential Physical/

Mental Demands:

Minimal physical effort required.  Handling light materials and supplies.

 

Manual Dexterity

Required:

Ability to write legibly on both internal and external documents.

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job-specific functions (underlined within each job-specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation, to be determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis.

 

Ethics Statement:

Employee conducts himself/herself consistent with the ethical standards of the organization including, but not limited to, the Fraud and Abuse Compliance Program as measured by employee performance and conduct.

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