To supervise the daily operations of the department within the HSOM (Heersink School of Medicine) to ensure effective patient care and utilization of services. To supervise staff to ensure appropriate care coordination. To act as a liaison to the community as needed. To interact with members of the healthcare team to support patient care goals. May provide social evaluation and/or counseling to patients, families and/or groups as needed. To respond to the unique needs of the patient population as needed.
Provide supervision to the social work team and coordinate the operations including but not limited to establishing caseloads and reworking to accommodate additional patients to ensure optimal coverage for patient care. Develops a weekly schedule to provide adequate coverage for time off requested by staff. Develops policies and make decisions regarding proper utilization of tangible resources such as transportation, financial assistance for medication, medical bills, medical supplies, etc., as well as staffing resources.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads, coordinates and supervises department operations, staff and resources in a manner that provides effective patient care and proper utilization of resources.
Provide supervision to the social work team and coordinate the operations including but not limited to establishing caseloads and reworking to accommodate additional patients to ensure optimal coverage for patient care.
Candidate develops a weekly schedule to provide adequate coverage for time off requested by staff.
Candidate will develop policies and make decisions regarding proper utilization of tangible resources such as transportation, financial assistance for medication, medical bills, medical supplies, etc., as well as staffing resources.
Supervises employees including, but not limited to, hiring, training, evaluating and disciplining.
Organizes work-flow and prioritizes as needed.
Schedules work assignments to maintain consistent, adequate coverage and to support patient care goals.
Promotes continuous quality improvement and ensures processes are compliant with internal and external policies and regulatory standards.
Provides staff development activities.
Promote continuous quality improvement and are instrumental in a number of clinic initiatives including, Rapid ART, Data for Care, Create Equity Transportation Project, Imposition of Charges and Caps on Charges initiative and the Temporary Housing Partnership.
Responsible to meet at least monthly with the members of their team to provide staff development.
Additionally, they lead a weekly team meeting that focuses on staff development.
Responsible for clinic compliance to the national Ryan White legislation as well as statewide requirements.
Ensures that the social work team is compliant with organizational policies.
Support staff development by individual monthly supervision meetings and weekly group team trainings.
Provides opportunities for the team to help with the development of new systems, which increases positive employee engagement and buy in.
For Social Work Month, organize a special training, lunch and a therapeutic/arts activity for the social work team.
Provides direct social work service to patients and families and/or groups of patients as required.
Provides assistance with social and practical environmental issues (e.g. handling financial matters and assisting with discharge planning).
Maintains current working knowledge of resources needed to provide patients with transitional care.
Carries a caseload and are well versed in community resources as well as the resources available for patients through the Ryan White and 340 b programs.
They use these resources to help patients attain their treatment goals.
Completes reports for management as required: patient casework reports, length of stay, etc.
This includes case management summaries; housing, transportation reports, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned
Salary Range: $57,940 - $81,000
Master's degree in Social Work and two (2) years of social work experience in a health care setting required. Management experience preferred. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Currently licensed as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners required. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association may be required.
Ability to lead others
Ability to use personal computer and related software
Able to adhere to The National Association of Social Workers code of ethics
Must be self-directed/self-motivated
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills
Must be able to perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure
Must be able to accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of one's own work
Must be able to work independently
Must be able to recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality
Must be able to convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, physical or emotional distress and/or grief
Must be able to relate to others in a manner which creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation
Must be able to communicate effectively with people from every socioeconomic, cultural and educational background
Must be able to exhibit flexibility and cope effectively in an ever-changing, fast-paced healthcare environment
Must be able to perform effectively when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual or dangerous situations
Must be able to demonstrate the quality work ethic of doing the right thing the right way
Must be able to maintain a customer focus and strive to satisfy the customer's perceived needs
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