Discharge Planner, MSW

  • Baptist Health
  • Baptist Medical Center South Montgomery Alabama 36116 US
  • May 04, 2018
Other Allied Health

Job Description

The Discharge Planner, MSW provides direct services with patients and their families to promote adequate and timely discharge plans and to proactively manage an individual's care.  The Social Worker is responsible for providing counseling as indicated to meet the needs of the patient through assessment, communication, and intervention within an assigned patient population.  The Social Worker collaborates with Case Managers, Care Coordinators, Physicians, staff, families and community referral sources to enhance optimal patient outcomes.  The MSW may supervise LBSWs when necessary and serve as a preceptor for social work students.

Education/Experience Requirements:  Masters Degree in Social Work required.  Licensed in Alabama as an LGSW or LCSW.  Three years of hospital experienced preferred.  Knowledge of case management; and experience with skilled nursing facility, home health, hospice, child/adult/elder abuse and neglect, and rehabilitation preferred.

License/Certification required : Alabama LGSW or LCSW

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to cope with stressful/rapidly changing situations.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and customer centric composure in difficult or challenging situations.
  • Ability to work from broad directions and be self motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people of various backgrounds throughout the organization.
  • Ability to provide a positive customer service experience to guest, visitors, and patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must possess basic computer skills. Must know medical terminology.
  • Ability to evaluate and access difficulties in age specific psycho-social functioning.
  • Knowledgeable of age-specific assessment skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.