SSM Social Worker - Fond Du Lac, WI
Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: September 19, 2023
$ 5,000 Sign-On Bonus for External Candidates
Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by
technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The
work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by
connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and
resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a
culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers,
comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come
make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance
health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring.
Connecting. Growing together.
The Social Worker--is responsible for establishing, coordinating,
and maintaining the process to increase patient through-put to the
most appropriate level of care while facilitating interdisciplinary
care across the continuum.-- The Social Worker will act as patient
advocate by helping to find resources and aid with problem solving
and discharge planning for patients identified as having complex
discharge needs or are identified as being at high risk for
readmission. When medically appropriate, the Social Worker will
help to arrange alternate care for patients after discharge, which
may include rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities,
hospice facilities, community support services, or assisted living
The--Social Worker--has developed knowledge and skills in the
completion of initial and concurrent assessments through the
interview of the patient, family members and/or patient support
persons, and members of the multidisciplinary team.-- The Social
Worker will assist in the appropriate placement of complex patients
based upon their determined needs through the facilitation of
appropriate discharge plans.
The scope of practice will include patient and family assessment
and management, resource management, financial resources, and
facilitation of appropriate discharge plans for patients identified
as at risk for readmission or identified with complex care needs
post discharge.-- The SW collaborates with the Utilization Review
Case Manager (URCM), RN Care Manager (RNCM), Financial Counselors,
and the members of the multidisciplinary team.-- The Social Worker
reports to the Manager of Care Management, and the Director of Care
This position is full-time (40-- hours/week) Monday - Friday.
Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our
8-hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of 8am -
4:30pm and 2:30pm - 11pm. It may be necessary, given the business
need, to work occasional overtime. Our office is located at 430 E
Division St Fond du Lac, WI 54935
We offer weeks of paid training. The hours during training will be
based off their schedule. (weeks not determined but training is
based on work shift / schedule / business hours)
Complete initial and ongoing
assessment specific to psychosocial, crisis intervention and
discharge planning needs of patient and family/significant others
across the age continuum.
Identify physical, social, psychological, cultural, and spiritual
variables which affect the patient and family/significant others
across the age continuum to promote effective discharge
Determine knowledge and skill levels of patients and
families/significant others for all age groups and incorporate this
information into the discharge plan.
Conduct initial and concurrent assessments to identify risk and
potential discharge needs.
Complete psychosocial assessments through interview of patient,
family members and support persons
Facilitate care management/care
coordination for patients across the continuum of care.
Coordinate discharge plan in conjunction with patient and
family/significant others, actively seeking their input in
establishing goals and outcomes.
Provide supportive counseling regarding grief issues, crisis
intervention, family conflict, adjustment to and understanding of
patient's illness/disability/injury across the age continuum.
Advocate for the patient and family/significant others in medical,
ethical, and decision-making processes.
Present options to patient and family/significant others to address
their needs and assist them with decision-making process.
Coordinate information and referrals for financial and community
Coordinate, facilitate and complete legal services as
Coordinate out of home placements and home care services.
Verify insurance coverage for post-hospital services.
Assist patients and families/significant others with completing
Advanced Directives - Power of Attorney for Health Care.
Contact prior providers, including ALFs and SNFs
Provide Level of Care Choice options and community resources as
Coordinate with Community Care Providers
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an
environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on
what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide
development for other roles you may be interested in.Required
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) (or
Ability to work onsite in Fond du Lac, WI
Active and unrestricted License in Social Work by the state of
Wisconsin OR recent graduates must have a Temporary License with
the ability to gain license within 1 year.
Ability to work an AM/PM rotation between the hours of 08:00AM to
04:30PM and 02:30PM - 11:00PM, with occasional weekend and holiday
shifts when needed.
Master's Degree (or higher) in Social
Work from an accredited university
2+ years of recent experience as a Medical Social Worker
Must have critical thinking skills to
resolve complex cases
Previous experience working in a fast-paced working environment
Must have strong interpersonal communication skills - both written
**PLEASE NOTE** The sign on bonus is only available to external
candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth
Group, UnitedHealthcare or related entity in a full time, part
time, or per diem basis ("Internal Candidates") are not eligible to
receive a sign on bonus.
At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier
lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We
believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location,
and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life.
Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good
health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color,
historically marginalized groups, and those with lower incomes. We
are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and
enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health
disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority
reflected in our mission.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information,
or any other characteristic protected by law.UnitedHealth Group is
a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test
before beginning employment.
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