Medical Social Worker - Discharge Planner

Nellis AFB, Nevada
Sep 17, 2023
Oct 17, 2023
Full Time

ERP International is seeking a full time Medical Social Worker - Discharge Planner support of the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center, Nellis AFB, NV. Apply online today and discover more about this outstanding employment opportunity.

Be the Best! Join our team of exceptional health care professionals across the nation. Come discover the immense pride and job satisfaction ERP Employees experience in providing care for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans! ERP International is honored to have been named one of The Washington Post's 2023 Top Workplaces!

* Excellent Compensation & Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits!
* Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Plus 11 Paid Federal Holidays!

* Medical/Dental/Vision, STD/LTD/Life and Health Savings Account available!
* Annual CME Stipend and License/Certification Reimbursement!

* Matching 401K!

About ERP International, LLC: ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 40 states. Founded in 2006, ERP is headquartered in Laurel, MD and maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX - plus project locations nationwide. ERP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran.


Work Schedule

Sunday - Saturday, various shifts from 8 to 12 hours not to exceed 80 hours every two weeks.

May work days, nights, hilidays or weekends on a rotational basis.

Job Specific Details and Tasks: The duties for the HCW include but are not limited to the following:
  • Interviews patients, family members, and reviews existing medical information to assess social and economic needs of patient and to arrange appropriate discharge plans.
  • Provides ongoing psycho-social assessment of patients' progress and needs .Coordinates community resources to meet patients' social, physical, emotional and medical needs.
  • Determines need for advocating or intervention and documents intervention techniques and
  • Identifies problems which may impede discharge plan or patient's Facilitates or coordinates the resolution of problems.
  • Assesses patients' financial status and eligibility for participation in government assistance programs. Coordinates referrals to appropriate Federal, state or county agencies.
  • Participates in reducing patients' lengths of stay by developing appropriate and safe discharge plans using a case management approach. Provides an initial and on-going assessment of discharge plans. Participates in multi-disciplinary team decision making.
  • Acts as liaison between patient and medical Provides grief and emotional support as needed to patients and families on an emergency basis. Determines other interventions needed and coordinates intervention with outside agency.
  • Maintains detailed case files and compiles statistics on services
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
  • Performs duties with consideration of age, growth/development, culture, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of the patient or other customer This includes providing a safe environment and communicating effectively as well as integrating age specific requirements when performing procedures n providing care or other services.
  • Appropriately identifies and reports suspected adult and/or child abuse
  • Utilizes and completes the rotation lists for DME, oxygen, home health, and follows guidance for selection of vendor services (vendor rotation) when applicable.
  • Completes and submits transportation logs in a timely
  • Passes face sheets/paperwork to co-workers in a timely
  • Participates in the coordination of patient care transfers including acute care locally, out of state and out of country or to mental health / substance abuse facilities).
  • Assesses eligibility and refers patients to the appropriate agency for assistance or outpatient follow-up.
  • Attends and participates in unit specific patient care
  • Contributes to professional environment using appropriate leadership
  • Appropriately identifies and refers patients in need of group home or nursing
  • Provides crisis intervention and counseling to
  • Supports hospital based specialty services (i.e. Endocrinology Services, Infusion Clinic and Renal Clinic.) through participation in assessment, counseling and committee participation specific to the needs of the specialty service.
  • Participates in education and/or in-service for the purpose of maintaining and improving competency to perform duties.
  • Responsible for the content of staff meetings whether through attendance (if mandatory and accessible) or review of minutes or other documentation.
  • Maintains licenses, certifications and/or registrations required by the position and/or Provides required documentation in accordance with policy.
  • Identifies social, organizational, behavioral and interpersonal skills which would improve teamwork, organizational efficiency, enhance operational effectiveness and seeks avenues for
  • Performs duties in a manner that efficiently utilizes supplies and other
  • Interacts with patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in a manner that ensures patient rights and confidentiality/privacy at all times (including on the telephone and through the computer). Refrains from all public discussions regarding confidential/private information.
  • Performs duties in a manner consistent with the mission, vision, values, goals, and policies of the organization and department.
  • Assists in the orientation of and may function as a preceptor to employees and students new to the unit, as required.
  • Performs duties within the guidelines of corporate compliance regarding documentation, billing, charging, patient rights, and reporting.
  • Identifies patients at risk for injury (including near miss events) and suggests measures to appropriate management to prevent/reduce Provides information regarding injury, risk, and/or4 protocols to co-workers.
  • Utilizes appropriate report6s and/or mechanisms (e.g. medication variance forms, employee accident forms, ) to identify system problems or noncompliance to standards for follow up by appropriate management.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of responsibilities and participates in the performance improvement processes as described in performance improvement Participates in monitoring and TQM activities.
  • Assesses and reports and/or provides for correction of patient safety, environmental, and /or infection control issues.
  • Performs job duties within the established guidelines of Hospital policies to meet healthcare regulatory agency requirements and standards.
  • Contributes to the prevention of infectious diseases by performing duties within guidelines of Universal/Standard Precautions and provides guidance to patients/families and other staff.
  • Completes all responsibilities assigned associated with quality control activities (including but not limited to temperature logs, crash cart log. Point of Care testing and other department specific requirements).
  • Utilizes equipment in a safe and efficient manner (including recognition and resolution of equipment failures and related safety issues).
  • Demonstrates understanding of the organization's fire and safety procedures as outlined in its policies and manuals; knows personal role in life saving activities (e.g. fire drills, evacuations procedures, internal/external disaster plans, code blue responses, infant abduction procedures).
  • Demonstrates an ability to prioritize and perform multiple
  • Demonstrates time management skills including using time productively during high and low volume periods.
  • Meets deadlines for assigned Completes work assignment in a timely and dependable manner, meeting established deadlines.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in performing work
  • Demonstrates flexibility with work schedule changes; adjusts to the staffing needs of the
  • Accepts changes in job responsibilities as it relates to the classification and as required by organizational and departmental needs.
  • Performs effectively during high
  • Adheres to organizational dress code; wears identification badge while on
  • Greets and interacts with patients, families and other customers in a courteous and professional
  • Listens effectively to patients, visitors and other customers, is responsive to their needs, and takes necessary steps to assist them.
  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all
  • Answers telephones promptly and courteously based on unit and Organizational
  • Interacts with physicians and staff in a positive and professional
  • Demonstrates respect, tact and diplomacy with all internal and external customers, whether in person or on the telephone.
  • Makes an effort to improve services and customer satisfaction based on knowledge gained through education, in-services, etc.


Minimum Qualifications:

* Education: Shall be a graduate from a program accredited by the United States Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and possess a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW).

* Experience: See below:
  • Minimum of two years' experience with at least one year in discharge planning/transitional care planning in a hospital setting that occurred within the last three years is required.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced clinical work environment. Able to document and maintain accurate and current notes in the patient electronic health record (EHR) and produce reports of evaluation and/or treatment.
  • Experience in Emergency Room, Inpatient Critical/Cardiac Care and Multi-Specialty Unit services Experience with crisis intervention, information and referral, knowledge of community resources, knowledge of discharge planning coordination to ensure a safe, comprehensive plan for placement post-ER/CCU/MSU and experience in working with multidisciplinary treatment teams.
  • Knowledge of local external payor sources (Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, Health Net, ); knowledge of payor source implications on discharge plan, resources and placement options to maximize patients' successful disposition.

* Board Certificate: Certification by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) or the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is desirable.

* Licensure: License from the Nevada State Board of Examiners for Social Workers.

* Life Support Certification: Current AHA or ARC BCLS for Providers Certification.

* Security: Must possess ability to pass a Government background check/security clearance.

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