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Department of Social Work (MSH) - Req Number: 2274308
Job Title: Social Worker - Children's Health Home
New York State has designated MSHH-C as a Manhattan Health Home serving the 0-21 year old population in the 5 boroughs. The Health Home is designed to serve Medicaid/Medicaid Managed Care enrollees who have high-cost, complex chronic conditions, and Severe Emotional Disturbance (SED) that drive a high volume of high cost episodes. The Health Home, a patient-centered program, is a care management service model which aims, through improved care coordination and service integration, to control future health care costs and improve health outcomes for this population. The goal of Health Home care management is to treat the whole patient, including medical care, behavioral health care, and family and community support services. Specifically, the patient population includes (1) those living with HIV; (2) those living with two or more chronic medical conditions including the medically fragile; (3) those living with serious and persistent mental illness including SED; (4) those living in foster care; and (5) those exposed to trauma and at risk. The MSHH-C has expanded these services to include various pediatric practices and populations, e.g. GI, Cancer, and Neurology. The Social Worker provides psychosocial support to children and families in ambulatory programs.
The role of the Social Worker within the MSHH-C is to serve as a member of the interdisciplinary care team and to work closely with this team to provide complex care management services to patients at risk for avoidable hospital and emergency department utilization. The Social Worker conducts biopsychosocial assessments with patients and family caregivers, identify barriers to seeking medical/behavioral health care and work with the team and patient/family caregivers to develop a care plan to overcome these barriers and improve health outcomes. (S)he creates linkages for patients with community organizations to facilitate adherence to the care plan in the community. The Social Worker is responsible for educating patients/family caregivers on how to navigate the health system.
LOCATION: This position will be based at the Mount Sinai Hospital campus, 1468 Madison Avenue.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
• Exceptional skills in engaging patients/families and in assessment and coordination of resources within families and hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care.
• Exceptional organizational, collaborative and psychosocial assessment and intervention skills.
• Experience providing social work services to children and adolescents with chronic illness preferred.
• Experience in health care setting preferred.
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