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Social Worker (SSM) - Janesville, WI

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Janesville
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Come join us for our Virtual Career Event!Attend a Live Q&A 5/18/2022 and chat with Recruiters supporting Optum and SSM Health rolesRegister for our event at --$10,000 Sign On Bonus For External CandidatesOptum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. In 2021, Optum and SSM Health announced a new strategic collaboration to create a sustainable, affordable, quality system of care that is easy to access and keeps people healthy. Through knowledge sharing, best-in-class tools and technology, and enhanced clinical and operational performance, together Optum and SSM Health will focus on transforming health care for all.-- Whether you work with us in providing direct patient care, serving a meal, or helping patients in countless other ways, you will be playing a role in transforming health care through compassion and healing.-- Bring your unique talents to a team that will empower you to do your best as you take on a rewarding role that leads to your life's best work.SMThe Social Worker is responsible and accountable for coordination of patient services through an interdisciplinary process, which provides clinical and psychosocial approach through continuum of care. Discharge planning will begin at the time of (or prior to) admission, and reassessed ongoing throughout the course of hospitalization.Provides direct social work/case management services to patients and/or families and hospital staff to ensure needed assessment intervention, support and referral.-- Coordinates services with other members of the health care team community wide.-- Respond to information and referral needs of the community.The foundation of the Social Worker role includes crisis intervention, comprehensive understanding of mental health diagnosis, brief counseling, working collaboratively with community vendors, identifying resource needs, arrange and facilitate meetings with the health care team as needed, problem solving and encouraging patients toward wellness.This position is full-time, Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm. It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime. Our office is located at 3400 East Racine Janesville, WI 53546.Primary Responsibilities:Emergency Department The Social Worker's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate's patient care processes to achieve desired quality outcomes and identifies/controls appropriate resource utilizationProvide skilled interventions for:-- patient/family support and/or resolution of patient/family crises; facilitating problem-solving/decision-making; advocacy and facilitation necessitated by life-changing events (new diagnosis, abuse, loss of independence, bereavement); and mediation of risk factors and various psychosocial issuesThe Social Worker will be responsible for integrating the assessment of the need for post-hospital services and determination of an appropriate discharge plan for all Skilled Nursing Facility, Home Care, and some LTAC casesEducates patient/family as to options/choices within the level of care determined to be appropriate.-- Initiates all necessary paperworkFacilitates completion of orders and timely discharge of patients, Continuum of Care planning will emphasize education and collaboration with physicians, family members, nursing staff, therapist, and case managers from contracted payors when appropriate to determine discharge plan that will be of maximum benefit to the patient.-- Involve staff from next level of care in the treatment plan as early as possible to promote continuity and collaborationReports all relevant information to the staff assuming responsibility in the next level of careInterface with department directors, Risk Management and patient representatives to identify potential QA or risk issues.-- Perform any necessary investigation, documentation and follow-up as requiredParticipates in departmental SQI projectsMust be able to functionally coordinate and discharge plan for all age groups, including but not limited to the unborn child through geriatric age groupsIs familiar with and expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including CMS and Joint Commission StandardsYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree (or higher) in Social WorkBasic skills in Microsoft Word--Ability to work onsite and possibility of minimal travel between hospital campusesAbility to work full-time, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 4:30pm including the flexibility to work occasional overtime given the business needFull COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's Degree (or higher) in Social Work 1+ years of medical social work experienceLCSWBLS certificationClinical knowledge of the Labor and Delivery, Pediatric and Neonatal, Medical Surgical, and / or Oncology patientsPrevious Experience in Social WorkerTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies required all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.Careers with OptumInsight. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the Healthcare industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.SM**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.--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.#RPO #RED

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