Stanford Health Care Licensed Clinical Social Worker - High Risk (.5 FTE; Fixed Term) (44928) in Palo Alto, California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - High Risk (.5 FTE; Fixed Term) (44928)

  • Job Type:Part Time

  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:.50/40

  • Shift:Days

  • Hours in Shift:8

  • Location:Palo Alto, CA

  • Req:44928

Job Description

Social work clinicians with the High Risk Program are responsible for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of health care interventions necessary for a patient to attain the optimal results from his or her plan of care. They are dedicated to patient and family centered care that values personal self-determination, enjoy managing multiple priorities at once, and engage in creative, compassionate and ethical problem-solving. As a member of a multidisciplinary health care team, social workers perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social, and financial issues that impact individual patients, families, and populations. Social workers are responsible for working collaboratively with all healthcare team members to develop and implement treatment plans that support the patient-centered plan of care for both individual patients and the service-line. High Risk social workers are assigned to a group of patients with complex psychosocial situations and medical conditions and frequent hospitalizations. Some job activities may differ depending on the needs of the population. Major responsibilities include coordinating all facets of a patient's admission/discharge or outpatient visit/follow-up; and ensuring optimum use of resources, service delivery, and compliance with external review agencies' requirements. A health-system high risk case management program has as its primary goal to ensure the most appropriate use of services by patients and, toward that end, to avoid duplication and misuse of medical services, control costs by reducing inefficient services, and improve the effectiveness of care delivery.

Essential Functions The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings. Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Advocacy & Education: Patient/Family Self Care Management, Patient/Family Health Management Education, Bioethics Referrals & Management, Physician, Staff & Community Education, Case Management Education & Training, Risk Management Identification & Referral Clinical Care Coordination/Facilitation: Plan of Care & Outcomes Management, Patient Care Integration, Resource Management, Patient/Family Care Conferences, Interdisciplinary Care Communication/Coordination, Continuity of Care Planning Management. Continuity/Transition Management: Capacity/Access Management & Throughput, Discharge Planning, SNF/Rehab/LTAC/Assisted Living Placement, Board and Care/Attendant Care Placement, Transportation & Travel Arrangements, DME, Home Health/Home Infusion, Mental Health Service Coordination, Hospice Dialysis Coordination & Arrangements, Pharmaceutical Authorization/Management, Community Resource Coordination, Advance Directives, Palliative/End-of-Life Care, Health Care Resource Management/ Clinical Cost Efficiency, Financial Assistance/Referrals, Appeals Management, Entitlement Program Coordination, Patient Benefits Coordination: CCS/GHPP/Medicare/Medi-Cal/SSI Performance & Outcomes Management: Federal/State/Local Regulatory Agency Compliance, Joint Commission Standards Compliance, Clinical, Documentation Education/Support, Clinical Guidelines/Pathways/Evidenced Based Practice, Organizational Financial Performance/Management, length of Stay, Cost per Case, Denial Management Psychosocial Management: Crisis Intervention, Psychosocial Assessment/Functioning, Counseling Support & Referral, Abuse/Neglect Identification & Referral (Partner, Child, Elder), Family Issues Affecting Care, Coping/Emotional Adjustment, Grief/Bereavement Support (Individual & Group), Adoption Resources, Health/Wellness Promotion, Substance Abuse Screening/Resources, Psychiatric Screening/Behavior, Management, Staff Support and Crisis Intervention (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing) Research & Practice Development: Clinical Practice Improvements, Evidenced Based Clinical Practice, Social Work Best Practice Standards Development, Social Work Competency Development, Case Management Best Practice Standards Development, Case Management Competency Development Utilization Management: Avoidable Delay Identification, Intervention & Tracking, Utilization Review, Medical Necessity Review, Care Plan Progression, Pre-Admission Planning, Third Party Payer Communication, Level of Care Appropriateness Coordination, Admission Status Determination, Clinical Denial Prevention All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

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Education: Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited university.

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: CA Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required.

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