Social Service Coordinator
Company: HCR ManorCare
Posted on: March 12, 2019
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. Responsible to provide medically related social work services so that each resident may attain or maintain the highest practicable level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being. In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.
Location3081 - Heartland Health Care Center - Moline, IllinoisEducation RequirementsCenters with more than 120 Beds: Bachelors in Social Work or a Bachelor's in Human Services field, including but not limited to Sociology, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology; Licensed where required by law.
Centers with 120 Beds or less: High School Diploma required; Bachelors in Social Work or a Human Services field desirable; Licensed where required by law.Position RequirementsFor Centers with more than 120 Beds: One year of supervised Social Work experience in a health care setting working directly with geriatric individuals. For Centers with 120 Beds or less: Two years of supervised Social Work experience in a health care setting working directly with geriatric individuals desirable.
Job Specific Details:Social Services Coordinator Responsibilities
? Identifies cognitive impairments, signs of mood problems, and psychosocial needs and follows-up as needed
? Communicates effectively with the interdisciplinary team, patients, families, and community agencies
? Maintains accurate and timely documentation, which complies with federal/state regulations, HCR ManorCare
Corporate policy, and specific center practices, including, but not limited to, Advanced Directives, Minimum Data
Set, Social Service History and Assessment, Raps, Care Plans, Social Service Progress Notes, PASARR and
Discharge Planning documentation, Behavior Tracking and monitoring of cognitive and psycho-social changes,
and psych services.
Social Services Coordinator Responsibilities, continued
? Supports each patient?s right to self-determination; Documents patient refusal of services offered; Informs patient
of any therapeutic alternatives to the refused service; Involves others, as appropriate, to help educate the patient
about the alternatives.
? Facilitates communication among patient, family, and interdisciplinary team members to ensure that patients are
provided with risk/benefit information regarding significant health care decisions
? Coordinates care conferences
? Coordinates the discharge planning process
? Makes appropriate referrals to other consultants, community agencies, or Center departments in order to facilitate
the patient?s maximum use of resources, and to promote the patient?s increased level of social functioning.
? Liaison with psych consultants
? Provides assistance with the patient?s admission to assure a smooth transition; Contacts the new patient and
family as needed to ensure that needs are being met and that difficulties are being resolved.
? Informs patient, family, or legal representative of Medicare/Medicaid program benefits and assists with application
for these alternative funding programs for nursing home care.
? Encourages patient autonomy by promoting attendance at patient council meetings.
? Advises patient of his/her right to vote, and provides assistance with voting, if requested.
Excellent communication skills, ability to multitask and have a compassionate demeanor.
1-2 years of social work experience in long term care preferred.
High School Education required
Keywords: HCR ManorCare, Moline , Social Service Coordinator, Other , Moline, Illinois
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