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Inpatient Care Navigator (Discharge Planner) Social Worker, Full Time, Behavioral Health

Adventist HealthCare
Rockville, MD
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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Shady Grove Medical Center seeks to hire an experienced Care Navigator of Behavioral Health who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As a Care Navigator of Behavioral Health you will:
•Complete comprehensive psychosocial assessments with a focus on patients' requirements as they transition to the next level of care
•Assess, plan, and coordinate patients' post-acute healthcare services
•Lead or participate in Interdisciplinary Rounds and other Care Conferences
•Collaborate with physicians, nurses, social workers, and therapists to foster a coordinated approach to discharge planning
•Complete required documentation in a timely and accurate manner
•Coordinate with the patients' outpatient care navigator for needed services and resources such as medication reconciliation, disease education, home safety checks, in-home discussions about care needs and challenges, social needs assessment, and preparation for follow-up appointments
•Communicate with Utilization Review staff on any denials, issues or barriers to discharge
•Obtain needed authorization for needed outpatient services
•Connect patients to community provider(s) including psychiatrists and therapists to make sure that the patient has access to prescribed medications •Assist patients to schedule medical appointments to include transportation resources

Qualifications Include:
•Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Social Work, or RN enrolled in Bachelor of Science in nursing program with plans to complete within two years
•2 years of nursing or social work experience (behavioral health experience preferred
•Active Maryland RN or Social Work license
•Licensed driver and able to operate a motor vehicle as well as maintain automobile insurance
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required
•Empathic toward individuals complex health needs and their families
•Strong communication and customer service skills
•Knowledge of community resources
•Strong writing skills
•Strong organizational skills; able to develop workflows to create more efficient processes
•Ability to work in a fast paced environment while managing multiple priorities and maintaining professionalism
•Excellent time management skills
•Ability to problem solve and exercise good judgment

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Full Time Monday-Friday

Some weekends

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.


We are a faith-based healthcare organization, based in Montgomery County, Maryland. We are the largest employer in Montgomery County with over 6,000 employees! Our comprehensive approach to caring for our community includes three acute-care hospitals – Shady Grove Medical Center, White Oak Medical Center and Fort Washington Medical Center – as well as two Physical Rehabilitation hospitals, Outpatient centers, Imaging Centers, Urgent Cares, Home Care Services, Employer Health Programs and Physician Networks. We are nationally recognized and honored especially for our Cardiac, OB, Cancer, Stroke, Orthopedic, Rehabilitation and Mental Health services. Our mission is to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. At its core, our mission expresses who we are, why we exist and the purpose behind what we do. These words are reflective of God’s character as outlined in the Bible and honor the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s long-standing commitment to healing. You will also find that many of the beliefs and standards of conduct at AHC are universal beliefs that are recognized across many faith traditions.

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820 West Diamond Avenue
Suite 600

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