Inpatient Care Navigator Social Worker / Registered Nurse, Sign-On Bonus!

Silver Spring, MD
Jun 15, 2021
Jul 21, 2021
Full Time
AHC seeks to hire an experienced Care Navigator who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. We are currently offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for qualified candidates!

As a Care Navigator, 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

•Strong written and verbal communication
•Excellent customer service skills to support open dialogue with patients
•Exceptional interpersonal skills including collaboration and ability to relate to other disciplines
•Empathic toward individual's complex health needs and their families
•Effective use of time management skills to multitask, manage relationships with post-acute providers and gather resources for the department
•Working knowledge of federal, state and local laws that govern health care and case management.
•Knowledge of community resources
•Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities and maintaining professionalism
•Ability to problem solve and exercise good judgment
•Prior case management or discharge planning experience preferred
•Prior experience with Cerner EMR and All Scripts is preferred
•2 years of healthcare experience (behavioral health experience preferred)

Requirements Include:
•Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Social Work, Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling or other related field
•Current RN, LBSW, LMSW, LCSW, LCPC, license to practice in Maryland
•Licensed driver and able to operate a motor vehicle as well as maintain automobile insurance as directed by AHC

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.

Work Schedule:

Days and occasional 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.

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