Cleveland Clinic Social-Worker-Medical-Case-Management in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

Assists patients and families in achieving improved health outcomes by reducing the bio psychosocial-spiritual obstacles that interfere with their ability to use health resources effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient and family's psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope.

  • Assesses patient and family's financial, social, emotional, educational and environmental resources and identifies needs based on patient's current medical condition.

  • Develops an individualized plan of care based on the findings of the assessment and needs of the patient and family/caregiver as related to the patients medical condition.

  • Participates in Discharge planning activities for complex patients in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-discharge care providers.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE approved school of Social Work.

  • Possesses knowledge of and practices in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics.

Certifications:

  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the current State.

  • Social Worker or Case Management Certification (CCM) within one year of eligibility.

Complexity of Work:

  • None required

Work Experience:

  • None required

  • 1 year case management/social work experience preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.

  • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.

  • Requires normal or corrected hearing and vision to normal range.

  • Sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: active or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and /or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

  • Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

  • Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • None required

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