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Henry Ford Health System Social Worker I - Physical Medicine - Wyandotte - Contingent - Days in Wyandotte, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Social Worker l is responsible for creating outcomes for the patient and family by managing complex psychosocial and economic co-morbidities. Provide education and consultation regarding resources, collaborate to develop a discharge plan and facilitate and monitor its implementation. Assist patient/family adjust to and cope with illness, diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis. Through advanced practice skills mobilizes resources to reduce risk, serves as a liaison between the hospital and the community. In addition offers crisis interventions to patient/family.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work.

  • Up to two years social work or protective services experience, required.

  • Working knowledge/experience in utilization management, managed care and payor issues, preferred.

  • Experience in psychosocial and therapeutic counseling, 1 year, preferred.

  • Ability to interview, assess, organize and problem solve.

  • Ability to identify appropriate community resources on assigned caseload and to work collaboratively with patients, families, multidisciplinary team and community agencies to achieve desired patient outcomes.

  • Possess interpersonal communication and negotiation skills in interactions with patients, families, physicians, and health care team colleagues.

  • Possess analytical, data management and PC skills.

  • Exposure and/or experience in pre-acute and post-acute care, as well as community resources.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as to develop collaborative relationships with physicians, families, patients, interdisciplinary team and other community agencies.

  • Ability to analyze, develop and manage change; to integrate Continuous Quality Improvement principles for service and organization work improvements.

  • Ability to work with people of all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds; be flexible, open-minded and adaptable to change.

  • Demonstrates the ability to connect patients and families with necessary services, both inside and outside the HFHS.

  • Maintains a current working knowledge of services available in the local community, particularlyservices available to patients with limited or non-existent payment resources.

  • Must demonstrate patience and tact when dealing with patients, families and other staff.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:

  • LMSW with clinical specialty or clinical/macro specialty licensure, required.

    Overview

    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.

    Benefits

    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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