Social Worker Case Manager - PRN

SCL Health
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
July 14, 2019
Job Status:





You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Social Work Case Manager.




Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.  




Youre generous with your compassion, your partnerships and especially your voice, because your opinion matters.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








As a Case Manager with us, you will have the opportunity to be involved in the coordination of care and services for patients admitted to Lutheran Medical Center / SCL Health who are identified as needing assistance or meeting Care Management criteria.




Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Social Work Case Manager you need to know how to:




        Coordinate the care and services for patients identified as needing assistance or meeting Care Management criteria. Collect in-depth information about a patients medical, functional, and social condition, to identify individual needs in order to develop a plan to meet those needs. Work with patient and family/caregivers to determine specific goals and actions based on assessment. Coordinate discharge planning. Execute specific interventions to meet established goals. Organize, integrate and coordinate the necessary resources to accomplish the goals and plan.


        Assess the patients prior level of functioning, access to and/or use of community resources and available support systems. Assist the care team in developing a plan of care which includes, but is not limited to: assuring appropriateness of services and care setting, assuring individualized support and education, determining the need for continued services, planning for discharge, and identifying and connecting patients/families with available community resources if needed. Collaborate with Physicians and other members of the health care team on the patients behalf.


        Identify appropriate admission and continued stay issues. Enhance the quality of patient care through effective and efficient use of resources. Help to identify strategies for reducing length of stay and appropriate utilization of services. Utilize criteria including clinical pathway data and implement strategies to resolve controllable variances.


        Attend, facilitate and participate in rounds and case conferences. Advocate for patient rights. Monitor efficiency and availability of services and evaluate outcomes through variance tracking, data collection.


        Identify needs, facilitate, or provide education to physicians and ancillary departments/nursing units regarding case management, discharge planning process, and roles. Participate in multidisciplinary groups and development of guidelines.


        Promote mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abide by service behavior standards.


        Perform other duties as assigned.




Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:




        Graduate of an accredited school of Social Work, Sociology, or related field, required


        Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience, required


        At least two (2) years of case management experience in an acute care setting, preferred


        Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW), preferred


        Current Colorado Social Worker license or ability to obtain, preferred




Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Social Work Case Manager on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.


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