Clinical Resource Management Clinical Social Worker
The Clinical Social Worker (CSW) provides patient/family interventions to facilitate quality patient care and timely discharge planning. Coordinates with physicians, nurses, Clinical Resource Management (CRM) Case Managers and other disciplines within the care team, including outside agencies, to expedite the appropriateness, effectiveness and timeliness of post acute care and discharge planning. Using a variety of treatment modalities, CSW assists patients and families in the resolution of social, financial and emotional problems related to illness, health care and rehabilitation. Assists to effectively and efficiently provide complete comprehensive discharge plans to decrease LOS by having services available in a timely manner. Provides additional care for the psychiatric, ETOH/drug abuse, rape, neglected adult and child, and self-pay patients; and the highest possible care for planning a safe discharge in a timely manner and assists with projections for discharge and IDRs daily. This position includes meeting the needs and providing services to all age groups-infancy through geriatrics, as well as providing services for the culturally diverse population MedStar Washington Hospital Center serves. EDUCATION: Master of Social Work degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education is required. PRIOR EXPERIENCE : Two years of progressively more responsible experience, in a medical setting (hospital, nursing home, clinic, etc). Use of clinical data gathering methods, computer systems and the demonstrated ability to identify and analyze problems is also desired. CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION/LICENSURE : District of Columbia Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) is required.