Medical Social Worker - High Risk Intervention Team

Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 156931-1A
Date Posted: Aug 20, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Beverly Hospital  is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Beverly Hospital, A member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care.  You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, and Empathy. 

Position Summary:

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by providing outreach case management services and coordination of a clinically diverse population. As a member of an outreach team funded through the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, & Transformation (CHART) initiative from the Health Policy Commission, the Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) will work directly with providers, patients, families and caregivers. The LICSW will assess high utilizing patients of the Emergency Department to identify needs and connect patients to appropriate clinical and community resources and will assist patients in connecting with any and all available resources with the goal of improving the patient's quality of life and reducing Emergency Department visits. The LICSW will assign new cases to Community Health Workers and conduct regular compliance audits of client records, assisting with record management and data collection.

Scheduled Hours

40 hours per week, day shift.  Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm - may require some evening rotation

 

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.
  • Demonstrates good boundaries regarding confidentiality and personal relationships, while at the same time be able to share personal knowledge about recovering from mental illness and/or substance use.
  • Demonstrates the ability to evaluate what is needed by each individual and adjust approach accordingly.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of local resources. Experience with accessing resources and substance abuse treatment a priority. Serves as an advocate for patients to gain access to services and resources.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication, documentation, time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Possess a working knowledge of Section 35 Petitions, Section 12 Petitions and protective care issues with a general knowledge of the social work judicial system
  • Working knowledge of Health Plans and benefits
  • Supervises the Community Health Workers and ensure that they engage patients within 48 hours of discharge (from the acute care hospital setting to the next setting of care (detox, crisis stabilization, home, home with services, SNF, rehab, etc)) from entry into the ED.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Current Massachusetts Drivers License, Required
  • Master Degree, Required
  • LICSW, Required
  • 3-5 years related experience in delivering community based services.
  • 3-5 years of experience and /or training in substance abuse/behavioral health
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field and/or licensure through continuing education, participation in professional organizations or a combination of both.