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Medical Social Worker - Telecommute - St Louis, MO

UnitedHealth Group

St. Louis, MO
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Medical Social Worker - Telecommute - St Louis, MO(Job Number:718284)

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)
This is a Telephonic Medical Social Worker position and candidates must reside within a commutable distance of the greater St Louis, MO area.  This is a Telecommute / Work from home position and the schedule is M-F, 8:30-5:00 Central Time Zone.
As a Telephonic Medical Social Worker you will be responsible for providing social work services to patients and families.  You will function as a member of the department team which includes educating the patient, family and member of the healthcare team regarding benefits, community resources, referrals for counseling and other pertinent information.  You will also be responsible for triaging referrals and collaborating on cases with other members of the healthcare team, while assisting the patient in a sensitive and supportive manner, acting as an advocate on behalf of the patient.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Assess patient and family psychosocial needs and develop a plan of care in concert with patient, physicians, nurses, and other members of the departmental team
  • Link patient/ family to appropriate community resources including but not limited to, information/ referral to sources of financial assistance, transportation, support groups, and other community services
  • Document patient/ family status, treatment plans, goals, and interventions, evaluation results, observations and progress in medical record
  • Serve as patient advocate and liaison with physicians, families, insurance company, and community agencies, to ensure continuity of care
  • Support discharge planning based on meeting identified goals of the treatment plan

Job Social Work
Primary Location US-MO-St. Louis
Other Location 
Organization Optum Ops-PHM Medicare
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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