Primary Responsibilities :
Perform psychosocial assessments
Participate in interdisciplinary plan of care meetings to identify needs of patients
Promote community resources and assist with coordination of care
Provide advocacy for patients in need of services to better their health
Coordinate discharge planning process with patient and family
Make appropriate referrals for home care
Provide support and education to patients and family members to help them understand coordination of medical services
Make appropriate abuse referrals to Adult Protective Services, and Children’s Services
Facilitates telephonic and in-home assessment appointments
Maintains / prepares social services productivity documentation and other SS reports.
Communicates with patients and families at acute and long term care facilities as needed
Arranges Hospice and Palliative Care appointments
Performs member SS follow up calls
Obtains progress notes / reports from providers
Assists with transition of care from institutional to home including transportation, authorizations, etc.
Makes referrals to adult or child protective agencies as directed by the social worker and obtains follows up reports
Holds ability to provide therapeutic interventions including mental health patients
Holds ability to assess for 5150s, and provide referrals to mental health placements and conservatorships
Facilitate interventions for complex cases
Develops and monitors care plan with patients and physicians
Develops education on new policies and guidelines within corporation
Facilitate crisis management and directs care to appropriate agencies
Must maintain a strong knowledge base of all community resources in order to obtain services for pt
Provides education on CMS guidelines
Performs above BSW responsibilities / functions
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications :
Bachelor’s or Master’s in Social Work or MSW
Experience working inpatient in hospital setting or remote
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance
Preferred Qualifications :
Ability to prioritize workload handling multiple tasks and remain organized
Ability to perform complex problem solving
Ability to work effectively with physicians and other clinical services staff
Flexible to department and organizational needs
Proven quantitative, organizational, and administrative skills
Proven people and project management skills
Comprehensive knowledge of CMS and Medical benefits and services
Thorough knowledge of community resources, in-home operations and community-based service waivers for medi-cal beneficiaries
Knowledge of utilization coverage guidelines, coordination of benefits, and coordination of care processes provided throughout the healthcare continuum
Excellent verbal and written skills
Bilingual in English / Spanish
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment.
In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance.
Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.