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OptumCare Palliative Field Based Social Worker- Brooklyn - Queens, NY

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Brooklyn, NY
Date:
06/29/2017
2017-06-292017-07-28
Job Code:
1764162
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OptumCare Palliative Field Based Social Worker- Brooklyn - Queens, NY(Job Number:721476)
Description

What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You can improve the health of others and help heal the health care system. You can work with in an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. And, when you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere.
 
The Palliative Care Field Social Worker is a member of the interdisciplinary team whose primary function is to provide assessments of the psychosocial and economic needs of the patient, provide support for patient coping with advanced illness, facilitate conversations related to the patient goals of care and end of life issues, provide caregiver support, and connect patients / families with community resources. 
 
***This is a full time position that requires travel throughout the Queens and Brooklyn, NY service area****
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Visit patients facing serious illness in their homes to conduct a psychosocial assessment of emotional, social, and environmental strengths and challenges related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and home environment
  • Help patients and families to articulate goals of care, utilizing appropriate clinical social work treatments and intervention, while maintaining the dignity of the patient
  • Manage a caseload  of palliative care patients / families
  • Attending weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to collaborate with nurses, physicians and patient care coordinators regarding patient care
  • Supporting the patients, families and caregivers with economic, psychosocial needs, community resources.
  • Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies and resources; assessing and appropriately referring patients / families
  • Documenting patient visit notes and other documentation
  • Support the health of the palliative care team

Job Social Work
Primary Location US-NY-Brooklyn
Other Location US-NY-Queens
Organization Local Care Delivery Shared Svc
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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