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Vanderbilt Health
Lebanon, Tennessee , United States
24 days ago

Description

Social Worker, BSW

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital

Role Summary:

The Social Worker will evaluate the psychosocial needs of patients and family support systems and will coordinate appropriate discharge plans for identified patient populations. The Social Worker acts as a liaison between the facility and resources external to the organization. He/she will facilitate implementing timely discharge plans and facilitate follow-up to anticipated post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. The Social Worker will provide crisis intervention and support. The Social Worker will assist the Resource Manager in facilitating patient movement across the continuum of care and will identify and track barriers to patient throughout.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs a comprehensive assessment of psychosocial needs of assigned patients
  • Assesses patients discharge needs and facilitates the provision of services necessary to meet identified needs
  • Evaluates suspected abuse and neglect referrals and makes official reports
  • Develops an individual plan of care for recurring patients to include education related to accessing healthcare services at the appropriate level of care
  • Provides education to the under-resources patient/family of potential and available resources
  • In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, develops, implements, evaluates, revises as needed, a discharge plan to include identifies psychosocial an discharge needs
  • Documents professional recommendations, care coordination interventions, and case management activities to effectively communicate to all members of the health care team
  • Participates with the interdisciplinary team to ensure psychosocial and discharge needs are addressed
  • Acts as a liaison through effective and professional communications between and with physicians, patient/family, hospital staff, and outside agencies
  • Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements, HCA Ethics and Compliance policies, and quality initiatives
  • Makes appropriate referrals, after collaboration with the Case Manager, to third party payer disease and case management programs for recurring patients and patients with chronic disease states
  • Facilitates patient throughput with an ongoing focus on quality outcomes and an efficient transition between levels of care
  • Tracks and trends barriers to care, makes recommendations and develops action plans to improve processes and systems
  • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families through crises intervention
  • Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered
  • Acts as an advocate for identified needs and makes appropriate referrals
  • Acts as a liaison between the facility and community resources to enhance community outreach coordination
  • Tracks and trends variances barriers related to access to care
  • Adheres to established policy and procedure and standard of care

Department/Unit Summary:

Case Management: Encompasses Case Management, Social Work and Utilization Management roles. The Case Manager role averages 15-20 cases. Case Managers work 8-hour shifts; M-F between 6:30am-10:30pm; with one weekend a month rotation. Emergency Case Managers work 3-12 hr. shifts or 4-10 hr. shifts; every other weekend.

Position Shift:
  • Day Shift, 40 hours per week


Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity - of culture, thinking, learning and leading - is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital:

For more than 40 years, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (formerly Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon) has been a place of healing and connection for patients and families in Wilson County and the surrounding area. The two-campus facility is the sole provider of inpatient and outpatient medical services in Wilson County. Known for comprehensive services, recognized care, and a commitment to the community, VWCH became a part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center family (VUMC) in August of 2019.

Recognition Awards for Quality
  • Joint Commission certified in total Hip and Knee Replacement
  • The Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center
  • American College of Cardiology Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program :(MBSAQIP) as a Comprehensive Center
  • American College of Radiology Accreditations - Mammography and Ultrasound
  • Accredited by American Academy of Sleep Medicine


Click here for more information: www.VanderbiltWilsonCountyHospital.com

Our Nursing Philosophy:

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

Achieve the Remarkable:

Learn more about VUMC Nursing:
  • Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html
  • Benefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html
  • Our Nursing Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html
  • Our Nursing Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html
  • Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html
  • Education & Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html
  • Life In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html
  • VUMC Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing


Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience)

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.


Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.


Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.


Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.


Job Information

  • Job ID: 64499907
  • Location:
    Lebanon, Tennessee , United States
  • Company Name For Job: Vanderbilt Health
  • Position Title: Social Worker BSW
  • Job Function: Case Management

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