About Vidant North Hospital
Vidant North Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 204-bed acute bed facility where residents of Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties in North Carolina and Mecklenburg, Brunswick and Greensville in Virginia receive a wide range of health services close to home. Vidant North Hospital’s team of more than 60 providers and 850 employees represent most medical specialties. In addition to 24-hour emergency care, we also offer intensive care, medical, surgical, orthopedic, behavioral health, rehabilitation and therapy services; a cardiac catheterization lab; and outpatient clinics. Our partnership with Vidant Health connects the communities we serve with broader access to various levels of care, enabling us to further customize treatment based on a patient’s unique needs.
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. The SW provides collaboration and oversight in complex clinical issues to Nurse Care Managers (RN CM) and Discharge Coordinator (DC) staff. This role requires interaction with a variety of patient populations including, but not limited to, neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric and behavioral health.
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. Utilizes principles of individual, group and family therapy theories.
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.
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. Licensed
Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate Certification in Case Management.