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Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Company: RWJ Barnabas
Location: Somerset
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:

As part of RWJBarnabas Health s Transform Together team you will play an instrumental role in a department that is providing fully coordinated patient care from a holistic approach to improve the overall performance of the value-based population across the healthcare continuum by ensuring the population receives the right care, at the right time, by the right people. The Social Worker will provide Social Work assistance to patients and families as related to social determinants of health. As a member of the multidisciplinary care team, the social worker engages in specific assessments or interventions as part of the care plan. The Social Worker will perform in accordance with the State of New Jersey s regulations for Social Work.

Essential Functions:

* Explores and examines inhibiting factors or social determinants of health (SDoH) preventing rehabilitation or recovery effects of illness on lifestyle and determines need for ongoing therapeutic intervention referrals.
* Interviews patients, assesses priorities and documents case activity.
* May consult with members of the multi-disciplinary team in liaison with community resources to support the patient's treatment.
* Assists patients/families with obtaining community assistance by referral to proper resources.
* Works with the Care Coordinator to implement specific activities or interventions to achieve the assigned quality, patient outcome and utilization metrics for assigned population.
* Develops and maintains working relationships with community health, welfare, and social agencies and seeks creative means to assist the patient with his/her needs.
* Conductions case reviews to develop or update care management plans for the target patient populations in collaboration with the care team and other service providers.
* Active participant with other members of the team regarding opportunities for improvement in standard work.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

* Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
* Knowledge of state and federal rules, regulations and accrediting bodies
* Bachelor s degree (required) or Master's degree (preferred) in Social Work
* Minimum 2 years experience of social work in a healthcare setting or social services agency preferred.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Additional Information:

We offer a great work environment, competitive rates and excellent benefits, including:

Medical/Dental/Vision plans

401 (k)

Vacation/Personal/Holiday/Sick Time Off

Short & Long Term Disability

Basic Life & Accidental Death Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey and the state s second largest private employer with more than 32,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children s Specialized Hospital).

RWJBarnabas Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: RWJ Barnabas, Trenton , Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Healthcare , Somerset, New Jersey

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