Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Care Manager-Social Worker

  • Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
  • 320 East Main Street Crosby Minnesota 56441 United States
  • Dec 12, 2018
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

  • The focus of care management is identifying and managing patient outcomes across the continuum. A Social Worker manifests a high level of expertise in the assessment of complex responses of individuals, families or communities to actual or potential health problems. The Social Worker works collaboratively with the Care Team to assist the patient/family in coping with illness, optimizes the patient’s self-care abilities, and supports patient’s rights to make choices.

  • Education and Experience:
    • Graduate of an accredited program of Social Work or a Baccalaureate degree in Social Work from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university. MSW preferred. Three years experience as a social worker in the acute care setting is preferred.
  • License/Certificates:
    • Current Minnesota Social Workers license or 2 years social work experience.
  • Special Skills and Aptitudes:
    • Must possess strong communication and problem solving skills.
    • Effective interpersonal relationship skills including good listening and communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings and with a wide variety of people and different organizational levels.
    • Ability to develop effective relationships with various stakeholders.
    • Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and appropriately.
    • Ability to develop and implement plans for program/department operations.
    • Ability to adapt resources to meet the needs of the situation.

  • Complete a comprehensive assessment of the patient's psychological, social, environmental, financial, and functional status.
  • Assess community, institutional, and family support systems and resources.
  • Coordinate care for mental health needs, long term care, substance abuse, and other services.
  • Monitor patient progress towards goal achievement and patient outcomes. Facilitate appropriate exchange of information between team members and/or community agencies.
  • Provide update to insurance representatives to advocate for necessary treatment of patients and update the insurance review process.
  • Maintain communication with payers regarding assessments, outcomes and projected needs.
  • Act as a resource for patient/families, interdisciplinary teams, and direct care providers.
  • Effectively document and communicate care plans to patients, families, healthcare team members, and community resources as needed.
  • Demonstrate a Can-Do Spirit when other duties are assigned.