Social Worker - Nursing Administration - #740542

Boone County Hospital

Date: 01/14/2022 19:30 PM

City: Boone, Iowa

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Come join our top notch Nursing Administration team!

Department: Nursing Administration

Position: Social Worker

Status: Full-Time

Shift: Days; 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Days: Monday through Friday


Education/Qualifications Required: Graduate of an accredited Social Work program or other healthcare related field. Licensure in the State of Iowa. Related education/experience in Case Management acceptable. BCLS Certification.

Position Summary: Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care needs of patients throughout the organization. Collaborates with physicians, nursing staff, and other care team members to ensure appropriate services are provided to meet the needs of the patients. Coordinates the discharge planning activities to assure that the patient has continuity of care after hospital discharge.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to assist in providing care appropriate to the ages of the patients served within the organization.

  • Maintains performance in compliance with State and Federal laws, and consistent with high standards of business and professional ethics.

  • Knowledge of HMOs, MCOs, and insurance industry.

  • Analyses insurance, governmental, and accrediting agency standards to determine criteria concerning admissions, treatment, and length of stay of patients.

  • Provides outreach and referrals for patients throughout the organization.

  • Reviews inpatient medical records and confers with medical and nursing personnel and other professional staff to determine legitimacy of treatment and length of stay.

  • Assists with abstracting, organizing, and reporting of data for various regulatory agencies.

  • Coordinates discharge planning; makes referrals to appropriate facilities, home care agencies, etc. as needed. Collaborates with health care team, patient and family to develop the discharge plan.

  • Makes recommendations for level of care changes and coordinates transfer of patients to different levels of care and to other facilities. Explains facts to patients and families and assures that correct forms are signed and documentation is complete and correct.

  • Serves as the team coordinator between all members of the health care team and the patient/family. Coordinates care needs of the patient including community resources when appropriate.

  • Assists with Level 1 PASRR notifications and assists in completing Level 2 PASRR evaluations when needed.

  • Maintains current community and other resource data.

  • Assures a coordinated interdisciplinary effort that reflects individual needs within the context of both the family and the health care system.

  • Coordinates patient care conferences to develop treatment plan specific to the patient's needs and goals.

  • Maintains effective communication with medical staff, fellow staff and all levels of supervision.

  • Maintains professional growth and development.

  • Participates in staff meetings and hospital wide in-service programs as required.

  • Actively supports and participates in the continuous performance improvement efforts.

Benefits Package includes health, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability, Aflac. Generous PTO plan.

Contact Information

Please fill out an application on our website. Questions should be directed to Human Resources,

Boone County Hospital is an equal opportunity employer.

Pre-employment, post-offer physical and drug screen required.

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