The Care Management Department provides several major support services:
RN Care Management services ensure a coordinated approach among the various disciplines in determining appropriateness of admission and continuing stay in the hospital and planning for transition to various levels of care in the hospital, community and home. These activities include utilization review, resource management and discharge planning.
Social Work serviceshave an emphasis on patient and family support, including crisis intervention, counseling/support systems, abuse/neglect assessment and intervention, emotional andbehavioral support, end-of-life needs and community referrals.
Care Management Specialists focus on evidence-based clinical best practices including clinical pathways, evaluate clinical and financial outcomes, and work with physician champions and nursing division leaders and staff in dealing with complex care processes and any barriers to efficient and effective care. The department is involved in various issues associated with capacity management, including the role of the bed flow manager, assuring proper placement of patients throughout the Medical Center.
The Medical Social Worker, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, has the primary responsibility for assessment, counseling, care coordination, information/referral, crisis intervention, patient advocacy and associated services to patients, families, significant others and involved parties/agencies. The efforts are directed at assisting in the patient/family adjustment to illness, injury or disability and secondary adjustment to hospitalization or other treatment, and readjustment to the community. The Department has corresponding teaching and research functions related to health and healthcare delivery practices. The Medical Social Worker provides direct intervention on an as-needed basis with infants, children, adolescents, adults and elderly patients and/or families. The Medical Social Worker is expected to practice in accordance with performance standards, core values and with a commitment to service excellence. May provide social work services to patients in Adult units, Pediatric units and/or ED.
The Pediatric Mental Health Social Worker provides a professional continuum of services to address the psychosocial needs of patients and families affected by mental health emergencies. The social worker partners closely with the Psychiatric Consultation Service to initiate and implement mental health care to patients in the Emergency Department as well as those admitted to inpatient units. This trauma-informed care includes acute mental health assessments, crisis stabilization, treatment planning, counseling, and resource referrals. Further, the social worker establishes plans for discharge to the most appropriate levels of care. The social worker will provide counseling services to patients and families in the DCH outpatient psychiatry clinic and seek empanelment with appropriate insurers. If clinically indicated, the social worker may provide short-term, interim care in a patients home until community-based mental health services are established. The Pediatric Mental Health Social Worker is an identified expert in pediatric mental health issues and provides both consultation and educational programming to OHSU staff and the community. As part of the position, the social worker will actively participate in program evaluation efforts. Specific programmatic goals include improving the quality of care provided to patients and families, decreasing inpatient length of stay, decreasing sitter hours, decreasing ED boarding hours, increasing the competency of staff in responding to patients with mental health needs, and improving the patient and family experience of care.
A Master ofSocial Work (MSW) degree is required.
Effective January 1, 2011, Certificate of Clinical Social Work Associate (CSWA) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required for employees who practice clinical social work.
Able to implement assessments, short term counseling, crisis intervention, and advocacy.
Excellent task prioritization, time management, and communication skills.
Frequent interruptions in an environment of frequent change and fluctuations.
For inpatient units accepts accountability and responsibility.
May be exposed to body fluids, tissue, possible radiation exposure, and infectious processes.
Subject to computer work for several hours, as needed.
Able to utilize office equipment within work area.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
1 year of hospital experience
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