About Vidant Medical Center
Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties. But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.
The Social Worker (SW) coordinates the delivery of care across the continuum and social work services to all inpatient and observation units of the hospital and designated outpatient and ambulatory treatment units.
Provides advanced practice social work services related to patients' and family members' current and post-acute psychosocial and clinical needs. Completes psychosocial assessments; provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and short-term counseling with regard to diagnosis, treatment, and cross continuum care plans; and creatively identifies and accesses resources to optimize effective and efficient patient care outcomes in collaboration with other members of the - interdisciplinary team.
The SW is accountable for the management of identified complex care planning and social work functions for assigned patient care area using advanced social work theory and advanced clinical practice skills appropriate to the age of the patient incorporating the patient/family's social and emotional state.
Proactive development, implementation and ongoing revision of an interdisciplinary plan of care. Negotiation and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, community resources and payers to facilitate timely and cost effective care plans that enhance appropriate health and social services in the continuum of care are imperative.
Completes psychosocial assessments. Identifies, develops, and implements plan of care for patients whom advanced practice social work services would be beneficial. Completes and documents assessments using departmental procedures and within required time frames.
Facilitates healthcare delivery process/coordinates care planning. Anticipates patients' and families' care needs, developing and implementing plans of care which enhance quality, access, and cost-effective outcomes, and identifying and addressing barriers to progression, in a timely manner.
Provides advanced practice social work interventions. Anticipates and intervenes appropriately and effectively in patient/family crises and ensures implementation of appropriate plans for resolution and care plan follow-up.
Advocates for patients, family members and organization; contributes to the professional development of self and others.
Participates in quality improvement.
Required Masters of Social Work degree from a CSWE accredited school of social work is required.
2 years of recent experience as a social worker in a health-related environment.
Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate Certification in Case Management.
4 - 10 hour shifts