DescriptionSocial WorkerAdventHealth Altamonte Springs
Location Address:601 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Altamonte:
Located north of Orlando in the community of Altamonte Springs, our facility is consistently named “Best Hospital” for overall quality, reputation, doctors and nurses by local residents
As the largest satellite campus within the AdventHealth system, AdventHealth Altamonte has been providing state-of-the-art healthcare to the community since 1973
The 398-bed hospital cares for more than 168,000 patients a year. We are proud to be revolutionizing health care with visionary leadership and world-class resources
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
Coordinates with the RN Case Managers for post-discharge arrangements and advocates for the patient in obtaining and negotiating resources to meet patient needs, as necessary.
Interviews patients/families to complete a thorough and timely psycho-social assessment and to evaluate current support systems available to the patient and family.
Completes assessments, per department standards, based upon information from multiple sources including the patient, family, nursing staff and physician as well as information discussed in multi-disciplinary rounds. Documented assessments confirm an understanding of the patient’s functional status and psycho-social needs.
Collaborates with the RN Case Manager to address barriers that may impact or delay the patient’s discharge plan.
Prepares for and participates in multi-disciplinary rounds on assigned nursing unit for the purpose of updating the team on the discharge plan/needs and to identify potential social work referrals. Appropriately prioritizes cases according to assessed needs.
QualificationsKnowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
Master’s degree in Social Work
Significant knowledge and understanding of availability of community and post-acute resources
Proficiency in the daily use of standard office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, pager, copier etc. and skill in utilizing Microsoft Word and Outlook tools
Acute care hospital experience (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current valid State of Florida LCSW (Preferred)
Case Management certification highly desirable - ACM (Accredited Case Manager), CCM (certified Case Manager) (Preferred)
Job Summary:Under the general supervision of the Director and/or Manager, in collaboration with the RN Case Manager, works with the patient/family, physicians, interdisciplinary team and external agencies. The Social Worker-MSW ensures the patient’s progress along the continuum in an efficient and cost–effective manner. Utilizes expertise in patient/family assessment incorporating physical, psycho-social, environmental, spiritual and financial factors to create a sound discharge plan to ensure proper patient placement across the healthcare continuum and to maximize capacity. Utilizes psychosocial assessment skills and crisis intervention techniques to expedite and support healthcare team’s work with patient/ family. The Social Worker-MSW, in collaboration with the RN Case Manager, is responsible for identifying and initiating the most efficient discharge plan to expedite the patient transition to the next appropriate level of care and to reduce length of stay. This position is the organization’s expert in assessing and managing the patient’s psycho-social needs. The Social Worker-MSW educates the health care team and physicians about psycho-social issues and identified patient/family problems as well as recommends strategies to address these issues. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.