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Social Worker (Medical) - Las Vegas, NV

UnitedHealth Group


Location:
Las Vegas, NV
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
1763673
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Social Worker (Medical) - Las Vegas, NV(Job Number:721235)
Description

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)

 

Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, is a multi - specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, home health, hospice and palliative care services, plus E - visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. Southwest Medical offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Southwest Medical is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.

 

Social workers are responsible for providing social work services to patients and families. They function as a member of the departmental team which includes educating the patient, family and members of the healthcare team regarding benefits, community resources, referrals for counseling and other pertinent information. Social workers are also responsible for triaging referrals and collaborating on cases with other members of the healthcare delivery team. In addition, social workers must be able to assist the patient in a sensitive and supportive manner, while acting as an advocate on behalf of the patient.

 

 

The social worker will work a few days a week each at two locations in Las Vegas – 4835 South Durango Dr. and 7061 Grand Montecito Pkwy.  No weekends or holidays!

 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess patient and family psychosocial needs and develop plan of care in concert with patient, physicians, nurses and other members of the departmental team
  • Link patients / family to appropriate community resources including but not limited to, information  and referral to sources of financial assistance, transportation, support groups, and other community services
  • Document patient / family status, diagnosis, treatment plan, goals, interventions, evaluation results, observations and progress in medical record
  • Serve as patient advocate and liaison with physicians, families, insurance company, community agencies and others as needed to ensure continuity of care
  • Provide discharge planning based on meeting identified goals of the treatment plan
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

 


Job Social Work
Primary Location US-NV-Las Vegas
Other Location 
Organization OptumCare NV
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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