MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick, and the MetroWest Wellness Center.
About this job
The Social Worker is responsible to facilitate care along a continuum through effective resource coordination to help patients achieve optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patientâ��s resources and right to self-determination. The Social Worker has overall responsibility to assess the patient for transition needs including identifying and assessing patients at risk for readmission. Conducts complex psycho-social assessment and interventions to promote timely throughput, safe discharge and prevent avoidable readmissions. The Social Worker integrates national standards for case management scope of services including:
Transition Management promoting appropriate length of stay, readmission prevention and patient satisfaction
Care Coordination by demonstrating throughput efficiency while assuring care is sequenced and provided at the appropriate level of care
Compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, TJC accreditation standards and Tenet policy
Education provided to physicians, patients, families, and caregivers
Participates in planning the social work component required in selected hospital programs
Provides in-service education for staff
Collaborate with community providers to develop educational resources appropriate for staff and patients/patient representatives.
40 hours, Days
Graduate degree in Master of Social Work (MSW)
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Required
Current Social Worker license in State of Massachusetts. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).
Knowledge and Skills
2 years Social Worker experience in acute care hospital preferred. Accredited Case Manager (ACM) certificate preferred. Able to demonstrate organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skill, ability to lead and coordinate activities of a diverse group of people in a fast-paced environment. Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills and computer literacy.
Why Metro West Medical Center
MetroWest Medical Center has been named to the 2019 Americaâ��s 100 Best Hospitals List by Healthgrades.
Our commitment to always provide safe, exceptional healthcare for you and your family remains constant. Thank you to our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff who truly make us A Community Built on Care.
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment.
If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of our recruiters. We are actively interviewing so apply today!
Please be advised that candidates must successfully complete a background check and pre-employment health screening which includes a drug screen.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.