***This position is work from home or hybrid within the Greater Sacramento region.
Dignity Health Medical Foundation established in 1993 is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health – one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California Arizona and Nevada. Today Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.Responsibilities
***Please note: This is an on-call, non-benefitted position.
The Social Worker LCSW role will work with a strong team of professional individuals, supporting a diverse population of patients, with supervisor opportunities available, as desired. The on-call position will allow for a flexible schedule (on average up to 20 hours/week), working from home or hybrid in-office in Woodland, CA or Rancho Cordova, CA.
The Social Worker is a key part of the care coordination team, working alongside Nurses and Navigators, making home visits, and providing care coordination services to patients within this dynamic multi-specialty medical group. The Social Worker will carry a caseload of patients and work with their family members, caregivers and community agencies to support the patient, and connect them to various resources, ensuring an optimum level of care.
The Social Worker functions as a leader of the Dignity Health care interdisciplinary team (IDT) collaborating with all departments to ensure that a comprehensive treatment plan of care is developed, monitored, and amended as necessary, and that appropriate outcome measures are identified that demonstrate attainment of individual patient goals.
The Social Worker will assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor and evaluate options and services to meet a patient's need within an assigned case load, using available resources to assist in achieving an effective treatment plan while promoting quality health care with cost effective outcomes. Special attention to detail in the patient population's psychosocial needs and assistance is a must.
The Social Worker works closely with the RN Care Coordinator to coordinate care plans based on the utilization review activities performed by the RN Care Coordinator with compliance of federal, state and third party payers.
The Social Worker will be required to participate in performance improvement initiatives related to appropriate patient care management and perform other departmental duties as assigned. The care team program improves the quality of care and clinical outcomes for members with complex care needs by coordinating care within the health care delivery system, while collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team. This team provides case management services to adults within Mercy Medical Group's continuity of care context, including advocacy for services within the community and social services systems.
Minimal travel required (less than 25%).
- Two (2) years clinical experience in a clinical setting performing clinical social work or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
- Master's Degree from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education
- California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Three (3) years of experience post licensure with an emphasis on mental health and case management experience preferred.
- Experience working with geriatric population and substance abuse patients preferred.