Northern Light Health
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Social Worker - Care Management
at Northern Light Health
Eastern Maine Medical Center
JOB SUMMARY: The Social Worker is responsible for discharge planning for patients with complex issues, resource management, and other interventions to enhance patient functioning, ensure timely and appropriate discharge, emotional well-being, and access to services. The Social Worker is a professional caregiver with the special expertise required to provide services and crisis intervention to patients and families. The Social Worker strives to provide patients and families with support that improves their ability to cope with hospitalization, illness and resultant psychosocial problems. The Social Worker develops and facilitates relationships within the Health System and the community in order to provide services to a wide variety of patient populations. Family Service and Support Team will provide coordination of support services for children and families who have experienced or who are at high risk of abuse/neglect. Candidate will possess excellent communication skills, be able to multi-task, manage crucial conversations and function as a team player.
The successful candidate will be hired at a level commensurate with licensure
MINIMUM LICENSING REQUIRED:
Social Worker 1 – LSW
Social Worker 2 - LMSW
Social Worker 3 – LMSW-CC
Social Worker 4 - LCSW
EDUCATION REQUIRED: BA or higher
EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: Prior health care experience; knowledge of computers; knowledge of hospital discharge planning per Center's for Medicare and Medicaid specifically Conditions of Participation discharge regulations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Read and Speak English, occasionally standing for 2-4 hours, extended periods of computer and/or phone use
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Hospital, office setting, physician's office, medical records, clinical settings; direct patient contact