Piedmont Rockdale Hospital - Conyers, Georgia
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Responsible for assessing and managing psychosocial, resource, and discharge planning needs for the
most challenging discharge planning issues and complex patient needs. (i.e. long length of stay,
uninsured, underinsured, multifaceted medical, surgical, social needs, undocumented, repatriation to
other state or country) throughout their stay. These patients require in depth coordination and / or have
more barriers to an effective discharge than the average patient population. This position will work with
those specific patient populations to promote the achievement of optimal clinical and resource utilization
and facilitates appropriate lengths of stay. Analyzes current systems and variances to identify
opportunities for improvement to reduce barriers to discharge. Provide data to support analysis / trends
of Long Stay Patients. Works to promote quality of care and effective transitions planning through
collaboration with all service team members, physicians, patients, external agencies and families. The
Lead will follow the patients managed for 30 days post discharge to help reduce readmissions and ensure
community resources, follow up, post-acute management or services are in place. Provides Social Work
Practice coaching to assigned staff to promote the development of responsibility, skill, knowledge, and
ethical standards in the practice of Social Work.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Master’s degree in Social Work is required.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Five (5) years of Social Work experience in an acute hospital setting.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of
Current working knowledge of community programs, resources, voluntary agencies, charity agencies,
support groups, clinics, services to support patients post discharge and transition back to the community.
Current working knowledge of discharge planning, utilization management, care management,
performance improvement and managed care reimbursement.
Certified Case Manager (CCM) and / or member of a professional association dedicated to the support
and advancement of Social Work and / or Case Management preferred.
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