Under the direction of the Manager and/or Director of Care Coordination, the Social Worker performs activities which support the Care Coordination Department. The Social Worker promotes optimal health care outcomes in accordance with the policies, procedures, applicable laws and contracts, philosophy, mission, vision and values of University of Louisville Hospital; assumes responsibility and accountability for the appropriate utilization of facilities and services and serves as a resource to physicians, nurses and ancillary staff. The social worker provides psychosocial assessment, discharge planning, information and referral services, counseling, and the coordination of services which meet the health-related needs of patients of all ages, including infant (birth to one year), pediatric (1-11 years), adolescent (12-18 years), adult (19-65 years), and geriatric (66-older), in an acute care setting. The major functions include assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring, educating, and evaluating care. The social worker interacts with physicians, advanced providers, residents, medical students, nursing staff, staff from other departments/services involved in patient care, as well as with providers and community agency representatives. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly, organize multiple tasks simultaneously, and work interdependently with many levels of staff. Attention to detail; strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and innovative problem-solving skills required. Must be able to adjust work hours depending upon departmental and organizational needs as determined by the director or manager.
Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):
Master of Social Work (MSW or MSSW) required, Current Licensed Clinical Social Work or Certified Social Work license in the State of Kentucky required. Current BLS-CPR required.
Experience (required and preferred):
One (1) year hospital or healthcare social work preferred.