About Vidant Health
Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.
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.
It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.
Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.
We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.