Social Worker (PRN)

Mainland Medical Center - Texas City, TX

Social Worker - Utilization Review


Founded in 1952, Mainland Medical Center has been part of Galveston County for more than 55 years. Originally a 90-bed hospital, we have grown to a 223 bed acute care facility offering quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. Our services include inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services.

Mainland Medical Center is part of the HCA Gulf Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses. Our growth is truly a reflection of the changing needs of our community, our patients and rapidly advancing medical technology. Our services include:

* Breast Care Center

* Cardiovascular Services

* Center for Sleep Disorders

* Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

* Emergency Services

* Occupational Health and Wellness

* Senior Mental Health

Mainland Medical Center is currently looking for an Social Worker - Utilization Review.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the integration of the social services functions into the patient care and discharge planning processes to maximize the benefits patients receive from health care services. Ages of patients served: neonate to geriatric.
  • Coordinates the discharge planning process beginning upon admission.
  • Completes social assessments in a timely manner.
  • Works with physicians/other staff in determining a patient's social and emotional problems that may affect a patient's recovery.
  • Makes arrangements with community agencies and/or facilities for patients who require post-hospital care. Makes referrals for community services for patients returning home after discharge.
  • Works with patients/family having emotional/adjustment issues.
  • Responsible for assuring compliance with accreditation and regulatory requirements.
  • Adheres to and complies with HCA's ethics and compliance policies and procedures in the Code of Conduct. Attends annual training sessions.

Qualifications:
Qualifications:

Experience:
  • Minimum of two year's social services experience in a healthcare setting.

Education:
  • Education in social services; MSW preferred; educational/continuing education requirements appropriate for meeting age-specific needs of the patients.

Special Qualifications:
  • Current Texas licensure or certification; minimum of 30 hours continuing education as required to maintain certification.
  • Knowledge of accreditation and regulatory standards.
  • Works closely with outside social agencies, e.g., APS, CPS and with local family courts

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