Heart Failure Social Worker

Company Details

Banner Health

Primary City/State:

Phoenix, Arizona

Department Name:

Pre-Heart Trans-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we’re excited about what the future holds for health care. That’s why we’re changing the industry to make the experience the best it can be. If you’re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you.

As the Heart Failure Social Worker, you will bring your experience and passion for health care to our Transplant team! You will have the opportunity to build relationships with the goal of making an impact on our patients at such an important time in their lives. You will be an active and engaged change agent; dedicated to the needs of our patients and families. Steadfast to safe, kind, effective, efficient, evidenced-based and high quality clinical care, outcome focused and solution oriented.

Hours are Monday through Friday, typically a 7AM or 8AM start time working 5-8s. There are no holiday or weekend coverage required.

University Medical Center Phoenix Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is a member of the transplant team and has responsibility for coordinating the comprehensive psychosocial needs of transplant recipients, living donors and families across the transplant continuum. These efforts include psychosocial evaluations with counseling, referral, monitoring, and crisis intervention. Providing on-going follow-up and support; serving as an advocate with identification and referral to community services to pre-transplant patients, post-transplant recipients, living donors and families. Maintaining knowledge of available community resources and services. Working collaboratively with the financial counselor, inpatient social work services and other transplant multi-disciplinary team members in clinical settings, patient conferences and program meetings. The provision of these services in the United States is mandated by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Medicare-approved transplant centers.

CORE FUNCTIONS
1. Develops, maintains and completes psychosocial evaluations of transplant candidate recipients and potential living donors making certain to address and document all required elements per OPTN policy.

2. Provides support and follow-up to recommendations with identification and resolution to barriers contributing to access, adherence and financial issues.

3. Works collaboratively with the financial counselor when health benefit gaps are identified by facilitating identification and pursuit of health benefits supplemental programs for medication coverage and assistance with out-of-pocket expenses.

4. Contributes to patient treatment plans and committee discussions to facilitate patient listing and on-going compliance to maintain listed status; offering solutions with facilitation, follow-up and monitoring for psychosocial plans.

5. Maintains effective working and collaborative relationships with inpatient psychosocial resources, other inpatient clinical services and available community resources and services to facilitate development and implementation of discharge plans.

6. Attends and participates in daily inpatient Transplant Multidisciplinary team rounds, weekly transplant outpatient rounds, patient pre-transplant Selection Committee meetings, and Transplant Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) meetings.

7. Documents all interventions in the patient medical record both timely and accurately.

8. Maintains knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other program benefits to assist patients with discharge planning and on-going management.

9. Has freedom to determine how to best accomplish functions within established procedures. Confers with supervisor on any unusual situations. Positions are facility based with no budgetary responsibility. Internal customers: All levels of nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: Home health agencies, nursing homes, insurance providers, volunteer services, county and governmental agencies and medical supply companies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.

Requires a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) (equivalent*) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). An equivalent license applies to states that do not recognize an LMSW; therefore, the employee must possess a Master’s Degree and be a Licensed Social Worker. For assignments in an acute care setting, Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is also required.

Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 3 years acute care hospital experience. Banner Registry and Travel positions require a minimum of one year experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience must include working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Social Worker MSW in the specialty area. Must have knowledge of government/community resources such as Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care or any other applicable resources/services. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, human relations skills and time management skills. In acute care, must be able to work flexible hours and take rotating call after hours.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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