Field Social Worker - WellMed - Austin, TX - South Travis & Hays County
March 2, 2018
For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) The Social Worker is responsible to act as a liaison and assists in coordinating resources for the care of health plan members with multiple co-morbidities and/or psychosocial needs. The primary scope is to provide counseling and assistance to patients and their families as requested with personal, financial, ethical and environmental difficulties that predispose patients to illness. The Social Worker acts as an advocate for members and their families linking them to community resources and financial assistance programs for continued growth toward a maximum level of independence. The Social Worker will interact and collaborate with the interdisciplinary care team, which includes physicians, nurses, case managers, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, other social workers, dietitians and other educators. Primary Responsibilities:Perform comprehensive assessments and document findings in a concise/comprehensive manner that is compliant with documentation requirements for Model of Care and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations Coordinates outpatient needs related to community resources, financial assistance programs, and long-term activity of daily living needs outside the benefit criteria of the medical insurance coverage Attends member visits with their PCP and specialists as needed and provides related feedback on planned interventions and outcomes of plan of care Identifies and assists with patients with high-risk diagnoses and/or patients with multiple co-morbidities who will benefit from social care coordination, contracts, providers, and facilities Conducts site visits in the home, clinic, and hospital setting. Performs member evaluations in multiple settings, including but not limited to: member's home, PCP/specialists clinic, hospital, and skilled nursing facility Perform comprehensive assessments and document findings in a concise/comprehensive manner that is compliant with documentation requirements and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations Along with care team members, reviews the need for and assists with obtaining DME, home health and other resources necessary for the patient and educates them about their community resources and options and advocating on behalf of the patient Takes ownership of the total work process and provides constructive information to minimize problems and increase internal and external customer satisfaction Participates in the development of appropriate QI processes, establishing and monitoring indicators. Takes corrective action when data shows a need to modify management strategies or systems Attends and contribute to staff meetings Adheres to organizational and departmental policies and procedures Seeks ways to improve job efficiency and makes suggestions to the appropriate manager Performs all duties for internal and external customers in a professional and responsible mannerAssists in the growth and development of self and associates by sharing special knowledge with others Attends educational offerings to keep abreast of change and comply with licensing requirements Maintains knowledge of the Health Plan Benefits Performs all other related duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:Master's degree in Social Work (LMSW) Active SW license in the applicable state 3+ years social work experience in a health care environment Possess planning, organizing, conflict resolution, negotiating and interpersonal skills Proficient in PC software computer skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and other departmental specific programs/applications Independent problem identification/resolution and decision making skills Must be able to prioritize, plan, and handle multiple tasks/demands simultaneously Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor's diagnosis of diseasePreferred Qualifications:Knowledge of disease management, managed care, medical terminology, referral process, claims, and ICD-9 and CPT coding Experience working with geriatric and psychiatric patient populations Bilingual (English/Spanish) language proficiencyPhysical & Mental Requirements: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds Ability to push or pull heavy objects using up to 25 pounds of force Ability to sit for extended periods of time Ability to stand for extended periods of time Ability to use fine motor skills to operate office equipment and/or machinery Ability to properly drive and operate a company vehicle Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writingCareers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Social Worker, MSW, Masters Degree in Social Work, Austin, Buda, Kyle, Garfield, TX, Texas
Internal Number: 750088
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Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.