Social Worker Case Manager
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20735 US
Currently recruiting a Social Worker Case Manager to provide care to active duty military members and their families at Joint Base Andrews, MD. The Social Worker Case Manager is a full-time position, 80 hours per two weeks, schedule can vary, on call is required. Full benefits, including 17 days paid vacation/sick leave and 11 paid Federal holidays.
DUTIES OF THE SOCIAL WORKER CASE MANAGER:
- Provides case management, care coordination and discharge/disposition planning for inpatient and outpatient care settings. Assists service members and/or veterans, family members, and caregivers with receiving the most 56 appropriate options and services to meet their complex health care needs. This includes, but is not limited to: acute, chronic, multiple, complex, catastrophic, or life-threatening illnesses; combat stress, residuals of traumatic brain injury; community adjustment; addictions and other health problems. Coordinates care with multiple providers across all levels and sites of care. Addresses psychosocial as well as medical needs of patients and their families/caregivers through participation in multidisciplinary patient care management practice. Evaluates care and outcomes to ensure the most appropriate and effective care and services.
- Assessment: Proactively identifies and evaluates patients and families for case management from a variety of sources such as through discharge/disposition planning, referrals, the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) process, the healthcare system, employers and facility staff. Conducts systematic, on-going, thorough collection of patient s physical, emotional, psychological, social and medical status, and information to include direct patient contact and other relevant sources such as professional and non-professional caregivers, medical records, and family/caregiver interviews.
- Planning: Develops an appropriate patient-specific plan of care to include short and long term goals, objectives and actions. Coordinates, collaborates, and obtains approval of the plan among the patient, family/caregiver, primary provider, and other members of the healthcare team.
- Implementation: Guides the patient and family/care giver through the healthcare system, maximizing use of resources. Coordinates and executes the plan of care, optimizing access to appropriate services. Ensures necessary referrals are ordered by the appropriate discipline and coordinated. Serves as an advocate for, and ensures education is provided to, the patient and family/caregiver as required. Promotes adherence to treatment plans for improved healthcare outcomes.
- Coordination: Ensures coordination of care delivery processes, to include alternate healthcare settings and the home environment, for the purposes of enhancing the patient' s health and wellness, safety, productivity, and quality of life, and for providing the most beneficial, cost-effective health care. Develops, utilizes and maintains a variety of military and community resources to optimize access to services and medical care. Ensures timely and appropriate provision of services.
- Monitoring: Documents and updates the treatment plan as needed in accordance with existing DoD, AF, local facility, and other agency guidelines. Maintains documentation and data collection in accordance with DoD, AF, local facility and other specified agency guidelines. Conducts and/or participates in program evaluation as directed.
- Evaluation: Monitoring and evaluation may include, but is not limited to: patient s adherence and response to the treatment plan; timeliness of patient and family/caregiver contact and follow-up; identification of variances, patterns or trends from established practice guidelines and/or standards; established outcome measurements; results of interventions, treatment delivery and timeliness of care; and utilization of resources. Monitors and evaluates the facility s case management program per DoD, AF, and local policies and guidelines.
- Travel: Travel outside of the local MTF and/or off the military installation may be necessary. When needed, travel to the patient' s military living quarters during inspections to inspect and advocate for the patient' s medical and special physical requirements and to verify that the housing being provided is safe, accessible, and facilitates the care and recovery of the member.
- Coordinates and participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, designated facility meetings, and Care Coordination meetings. Shares knowledge and experiences gained from own clinical practice and education relevant to the field of social work and case management.
- Participates in the orientation and training of other staff. May serve on committees, work groups, and task forces at the facility.
- Must maintain a level of productivity and quality consistent with: complexity of the assignment; facility policies and guidelines; established principles, ethics and standards of practice of professional nursing; the Case Management Society of America (CMSA); American Accreditation Healthcare Commission/Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC); CAMH; (AAAHC); Health Services Inspection (HSI); and other applicable DoD and Service specific guidance and policies. Must also comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program, infection control and safety policies and procedures.
- Follows applicable local MTF/AF/DoD instructions, policies and guidelines.
- Completes medical record documentation and coding, and designated tracking logs and data reporting as required by local MTF/AF/DoD instructions, policies and guidance.
- Completes all required electronic medical record training, MTF-specific orientation and training programs, and AF/DoD mandated Case Management training.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SOCIAL WORKER CASE MANAGER:
- Degree/Education: Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from an accredited school of social work.
- Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support: Certified Case Manager by Commission for Case Management (CCM) or National Association of Social Workers (NASW) -OR- certification eligible with 2 years full-time experience in case management for adults, children, families, seniors, and groups.
- Minimum of 2 years full-time experience in professional case management or discharge planning programs for adults, children, families, seniors, and groups.
- Must have the knowledge to effectively apply the following core case management functions: a) Assessment: Identification of patients for case management; comprehensive collection of patient information and medical status; and continued evaluation of an established plan of care; b) Planning: Collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver, primary provider and other members of the health care team for developing an effective plan of care; c) Facilitation: Care coordination and communication among all involved parties; and d) Advocacy: Support for the patient and family/caregivers to ensure identified education and appropriate, timely care is received.
- Must be knowledgeable in theories, principles, and methodologies underlying psychosocial practice; developmental growth; dynamics of human behavior, family, and other social systems; and the impact of illness and disability on social functioning; medical privacy and confidentiality (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]), and accreditation standards of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and The Joint Commission (TJC); and computer applications/software to include Microsoft Office programs, MS Outlook (email), and internet familiarity is required.
- Must be skilled in program planning, implementation, and evaluation, and in conducting individual, family, group, and community assessments; applying critical thinking skills and expertise in resolving complicated healthcare, social, interpersonal and financial patient situations; and problem-solving to articulate medical requirements to patients, families/care givers, medical and non-medical staff in a professional and courteous way.
- Board Certification: must be in compliance with Exhibit 5 requirements for a Social Worker-Case Manager.
- Licensure/Registration: A current valid license having no adverse action pending from any state or national licensing/certification agency. A Social Worker license is defined as a license that allows the Social Worker to work independently without clinical supervision.
- US Citizenship required (for access to government computer systems).
- BLS for Healthcare Providers
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS OF THE SOCIAL WORKER CASE MANAGER:
- Competitive starting salary
- 17 days paid vacation per year
- 11 paid Federal holidays per year
- Health & Welfare benefit contributes toward health insurance and short- and long-term disability
- Dental & Vision plans, 401(K)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability