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Trinity Health Discharge Planner, Social Worker - Case Management in Springfield, Massachusetts

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

Mercy Medical Center is looking for a Discharge Planner / Social Worker, to join our Case Management Team. We are a member of Trinity Health Of New England family bringing compassionate care to our communities.

The Discharge Planner is a medical social worker who works collaboratively with patients, families and the medical team to ensure patients recover and achieve optimal well-being. The social worker is responsible for preforming psychosocial assessments to determine patient care needs and helps connect patients to resources within the community. This position is vital in assisting and supporting patients who will require discharge planning services. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge of community-based resources and programs, managed care, insurance authorization processes, medical terminology, and psychosocial aspects of illness and health.

Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England:

  • Great benefits

  • Competitive pay

  • Mission-Driven Team Environment

Work Hours/Shift:

  • Full-Time – 40 hour / week. Weekend Rotation

You Will Be Responsible For :

  • Exceptional Patient Care : Performs assessments, provides support to patients and families and is a patient advocate to assure appropriate cares is received.

  • Excellent Communicator : Effectively communicates with patients, families and the integrated clinical team to ensure everyone understands the needs of the patient to ensure a safe discharge plan is created

  • Case/Care Management: Performs psychosocial assessments and interviews to develop safe discharge plans on complex patients. Supports and advocates for patients, makes referrals to appropriate agencies all while exploring financial alternatives, as needed.

  • Active Teamwork : Participates in a positive manner in multidisciplinary patient care conferences, committees, team meetings

Requirements :

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work required. Master's Degree Preferred

  • License : Valid social work license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, minimally at the LSW level . LCSW Preferred

  • Experience: Two (2) years of related professional experience required. Fieldwork placements may be substituted in place of one (1) year of experience.

About Trinity Health Of New England:

Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly 3 million people, we are proud to be a part of a national system that focuses on putting our patients first and having the best colleagues to do so.

Trinity Health Of New England benefits include health insurance, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, sick time, and professional advancement just to name a few.

Employees can also take advantage of extra benefits specific to each hospital.

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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran

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