Do you have a passion for helping others and making the world a better place?
Do you enjoy solving problems and coordinating resources?
Do you consider yourself to have a high personal code of ethics?
If so, we’d like to hear from you. We’re in need of enthusiasm and commitment to provide medical services to a rural community in a Critical Access setting and need you to help us build it the right way. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package.
The Ocean Beach Hospital is a 25 bed licensed Critical Access Hospital located on the rural Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State. Our organization values excellence, integrity, compassion, and partnership in all aspects of operation. The hospital provides access to advanced imaging technology, Laboratory, MRI, CT scan, and Life Flight capabilities for major trauma transports. We have a strong network of primary care and subspecialty providers on staff including a full-time Oncology Infusion program. The hospital works toward constantly improving its facilities and acquiring new technology to keep pace with the advances of health care and is currently in the process of implementing an Electronic Medical Records. Come join our team and make a difference!
The person in this position will incorporate the Hospital Values, Patient Centered Care philosophy, and goals set forth by the Board of Commissioners into all aspects of job performance. Coordinates the organization of Utilization Review and care across the continuum. Identifies the need for medically related social services and identifies high risk and high resource requirements. The Social Worker works collaboratively with the healthcare team to achieve standards of care and serves as a liaison among all disciplines to coordinate patient transition from hospital to home.
The Social Worker coordinates Utilization Review by utilizing Interqual criteria, and intervenes as appropriate when changes in status are indicated. Performs comprehensive assessment through interviews with patients and primary support system to coordinate discharge planning. Matches patient care needs to available resources, ensuring that patients stay at an appropriate level of care, making adjustments as necessary. Documents findings in a logical and comprehensive format. Facilitates communication and collaboration with all disciplines to optimize patient outcomes in all patient care areas. Facilitates processes to support the patient’s ability to access and utilize resources that will best meet their needs. Provides crisis services for the Emergency Department and for patients as needed. Arranges for obtaining home health care services and adaptive equipment as needed. Coordinates transfers to Assisted Living Centers, Skilled Rehabilitation Centers, Adult Family Homes, Specialty Hospitals and Hospice care. Identifies patients who are appropriate for Swing Beds, facilitates their admission, arranges for multidisciplinary care conferences, and works as a liaison between families and the care team. Provides medically related social work as needed in any patient care area.
Education and Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in social work or a bachelor’s degree in human services field including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, psychology, and one year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals. One year current practical experience in utilization review utilizing Interqual Criteria, and quality improvement preferred.
Shift: Day Shift – Varied Days
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