DescriptionJob Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 8
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.
Care Management is a collaborative practice model including patients, nurses, social workers, physicians, healthcare team members, caregivers and the community. The Care Management process encompasses communication and facilitates care along a continuum through effective resource coordination. The goals of the Care Management Team include the achievement of optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources balanced with the patient’s right to self-determination.
Identifies psychosocial issues as they relate to the cancer diagnosis of the patient and family. Provides direct care and consultation to patients, families, and the Health Care Team. This includes counseling and the seeking of resources to answer unmet needs. Also, works closely with the Cancer Care Fund of Litchfield Hills . The oncology social worker also provides consultation services and in-service education programs related to psychosocial aspects of healthcare to their professional staff members in the Healthcare Team. Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the provision of oncology services.
Incumbents of this position are professional Licensed Clinical Social Workers or MSW’s that utilize their education, experience, medical social work skills and the Social Work Process to determine and facilitate the most appropriate level of care and identification of discharge needs. This person has diverse responsibility related to the patient assessment and planning process that includes but not limited to psychosocial, financial and discharge planning. Collaborates with physician to ascertain medical treatment plan and with nursing, other health care team members and health plans to fulfill the treatment plan in the highest quality, cost effective manner. Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction (patient, family, physician, others), maintaining patient confidentiality and being sensitive to the age and cultural specific patient needs for comfort, privacy and generalized care.
- Master's Degree required
- RN, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LADC, or Psychologiest licensed required
- Clinical experience required
- Experience in a managed care or triage setting preferred
- Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Knowledge of Social Work Process
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects form initiation to completion within prescribed schedules and utilization of resources
- Ability to effectively utilize a variety of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Meditech HCIS software, Morrisey and Web based programs required.
- Skilled in Motivational Interviewing
As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:
- Medical and dental benefits
- 401(k) plan with employer match
- Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including six paid holidays
- Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.