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Medical Case Worker II, Trauma Recovery Center, (TRC)

Company: Heluna Health
Location: torrance
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Salary Range: $24.34 - $31.92 per hourThe Medical Case Worker (MCW) performs duties under the supervision of a Clinical Social Work Supervisor. MCW will help comprehensively assess healthcare and social needs of Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) clients. MCW should also demonstrate knowledge of and ability to complete out of home placements in accordance with the regulations and limitations imposed by various agencies and insurance company's guidelines. MCW should also have practical knowledge of the government entitlement programs and community resources. This role will also include community-based medical case management.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of the Medical Case Worker II, but not limited to: Complete initial needs assessment intake with TRC clients both in the hospital and in the community Interview patients, family members, and friends, to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, and personality traits that may have a bearing on the patient's/client's medical and mental health, treatment and recovery. Identify needs and to refer to inter-hospital and community resources (i.e. Patient Financial Services, emergency food and clothing, conservatorship, etc.) or to other appropriate providers (i.e. Clinical Social Worker, etc.). Assess needs in relationship to patient's cultural, religious and spiritual beliefs. Drive creation of case management plan in coordination with community health workers and mental health clinicians Collaborate with community health workers and mental health clinicians to follow up on completion and follow through of case management plan Complete out-of-home placements to lower level of care facilities (such as Subacute, Skilled Nursing Facility, Assisted Living, Board and Care, Recuperative Care, Sober Living and Shelters) in a timely manner when applicable Performs a variety of direct services such as arranging for ongoing or post-operative care at home, assessing adequacy of home care services facilities, and assisting patients/clients and families in arranging for and accepting nursing home care and extended care facilities when applicable. Places patients/clients suffering with mental or emotional disorders in board and care homes, intermediate care homes, residential facilities, private hospitals, VA hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities, depending upon psychiatric reports and personal interviews with patient/client when applicable. Assists the patient/client and family members with environmental difficulties precipitated by the illness by arranging for child care services, for foster home, or by assisting to secure homemaker or attendant care services; develops resources for providing equipment, supplies, prosthetic devices, braces and appliances. Keeps informed on community health and welfare resources and the variety of programs offered by each. Makes referrals to and works with various public and private health, mental health or other agencies such as the Department of Public Social Services, Free Clinics, Community Service Centers, etc... to resolve patient'/client's personal and social problems. Participates in medical rounds and health care team weekly conferences, shares social information, and evaluates the medical and/or mental health status of patients/clients with other health care disciplines (community health worker, clinical social worker, clinical psychologist) to develop the most effective treatment plan for the patient/client. Facilitates contact with staff and families. Utilizes environmental data gathered in relation to the medical or mental health problems to make recommendations concerning the provision of services that will ensure maximum benefits for each patient/client. Provide system intervention and patient advocacy. Work independently and initiate staff, patient and family contacts. Communicate effectively both orally and in written form as well as to listen attentively to patient needs. May assist in data entry into grant reporting database May provide the above services outside of the hospital and within the greater community via home visits or meeting clients elsewhereJOB QUALIFICATIONS Excellent boundaries and interpersonal skills Excellent organizational skills, good at multitasking Works in a collaborative manner across the organization to achieve departmental and overall organizational goals High interpersonal skills, including strong communication and the ability to work with others as a team effort Ability to professionally work in multiple settings, such as on the phone, in homes, clinics, hospitals, other public locations, etc. Work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as with a diverse and high-risk populationEducation/Experience A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND professional casework experience interviewing, counseling, and assisting patients/clients with social problems (or equivalent experience suggesting competence in ability to do so). Certificates/Licenses/Clearances A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. Successful clear the Live Scan process through Los Angeles County. Medical Clearance required.Other Skills, Knowledge, and AbilitiesReport cases of abuse (child, elder, domestic violence) when necessary.Has a knowledge base of the needs of medical, surgical and intensive care patients, especially in relationship to discharge planning. Professional casework experience interviewing, counseling, and assisting patients/clients with social problems ( or equivalent experience suggesting competence in ability to do so).Spanish Speaking strongly preferredPHYSICAL DEMANDSStand FrequentlyWalk FrequentlySit FrequentlyHandling / Fingering OccasionallyReach Outward OccasionallyReach Above ShoulderOccasionallyClimb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend OccasionallyLift / Carry Occasionally - Up to 50 lbsPush/Pull Occasionally - Up to 50 lbsSee ConstantlyTaste/ SmellNot ApplicableNot Applicable Not required for essential functionsOccasionally (0 - 2 hrs/day)Frequently (2 - 5 hrs/day)Constantly (5+ hrs/day)WORK ENVIRONMENTGeneral Office Setting, Indoors Temperature ControlledHeluna Health is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages minorities, women, veterans, and disabled to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Heluna Health, Torrance , Medical Case Worker II, Trauma Recovery Center, (TRC), Other , torrance, California

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