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Department of Social Work (MSH) - Req Number: 2415716
Job Title: Social Worker – Martha Stewart Center for Living
Roles & Responsibilities:
Mount Sinai Health Partners (MSHP) is the management services organization developed to enhance the Health System’s implementation of population health initiatives, that is, programs of care that enhance the patient experience and health status, improve the health of patient populations and reduce utilization (e.g. reduction in unnecessary tests/labs being ordered, preventing Emergency Department visits and hospital admissions/readmissions) and healthcare costs. Population health initiatives particularly focus on preventive care. MSHP provides the infrastructure and machinery to support population health initiatives and includes services such as care coordination, information technology, workflow optimization, physician engagement and quality reporting. The Department of Social Work Services is positioned to take a lead role in the development of MSHP which will be providing transitional and care coordination services for a large group of individuals who are insured by a combination of, e.g., commercial insurers, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid Managed Care Plans, employers, and unions. This position is based at Martha Stewart Center for Living (MSCL) and focuses on geriatric patients and their families.
The MSCL triage social worker is an integral member of an interdisciplinary team and provides episodic care to all clinic patients identified with immediate social service needs. The worker conducts a brief biopsychosocial assessment of patients and their caregivers, and addresses reason for provider’s referral or patient’s self-referral, as well as issues identified during assessment. Reasons for referral include: mental health issues such as depression and dementia; patient safety; functional issues requiring homecare to assist with ADLs/IADLs; medication and medical regimen adherence; patient access to care including transportation; insurance/financial issues; caregiver/family stress; end of life issues; elder abuse among others. Types of supportive intervention include: face-to-face meetings; follow-up phone contact, supportive counseling; patient advocacy; referrals for community services; engagement with insurance providers; APS referrals; provision of resources; referral for ongoing case management.
New York State LMSW.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Exceptional skills in engaging patients/families and in assessment and coordination of resources.
Exceptional organizational, collaborative and psychosocial assessment and intervention skills.
Hospital experience and experience with geriatric patients preferred.
Proficiency in MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook. Ability to learn hospital ambulatory scheduling system, electronic medical record and specific care coordination applications.
Strength Through Diversity
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