Catholic Health Initiatives Social Worker - Team Lead, Transplant Services, Jewish Hospital in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Social Worker - Team Lead, Transplant Services, Jewish Hospital

Description

1st Shift, Full Time, Weekends

Job Summary / Job Purpose

Provides leadership in planning,

organizing, directing and coordinating the functions of the transplant social

work program. Work with administration

to develop policies, protocols, and services based on best practice that

respond to the psychosocial needs of patients within the transplant service

line. Responsible for new social worker orientation and annual performance

evaluations while providing oversight of day-to-day operations of the social

work team. Will also have accountability

for conducting complex psychosocial

evaluations of potential recipients and donors, providing formal

recommendations to program specific transplant selection committees, attending

outpatient clinics, monitoring and documenting patient adherence, leading

educational classes and support groups, counseling patients, assisting with

complex discharge plans and providing 24/7 emergent transplant

assessments.

Essential Functions

  • Providesdirection and leadership regarding Staffing decisions in the program.

  • Collaborateswith program staff to facilitate case management assignments.

  • Addressespatient/ customer service issues in a timely manner.

  • Providesclinical support to team members when consultation is needed

  • Conducts psychosocial evaluations of potentialrecipients and living donors to identify barriers to candidacy fortransplant/LVAD or donation, ensure lack of coercion and address psychosocialrisks per UNOS/OPTN and CMS guidelines. Provides formal recommendation to theprogram specific transplant selection committees as to whether the patient isappropriate for transplant, LVAD or donation.

  • Provides 24/7 emergentpsychosocial assessments as needed.

  • Counsels’ patients relatedto chronic illness, transplantation or donation.

  • Monitors and documents patient adherence withcompliance contracts, and also pre-transplant drug, alcohol and nicotinescreening.

  • Monitors and documents patient adherence withcompliance contracts, and also pre-transplant drug, alcohol and nicotinescreening.

  • Follows up with patients referred by the team toattend Intensive Alcohol Program or are mandated to attend AlcoholicsAnonymous, Narcotics Anonymous to determine compliance.Notes name of referred treatment program, thecounselor at the program and phone number in the transplant database.

  • Assists patients in accessing communityresources as indicated both pre and post transplantation.

  • Provides education about advance directives andassist as needed with completion of those documents.

  • Attends multidisciplinaryteam rounds, and sees in-house patients in consultation as requested bytransplant team.

  • Assists with completion and appropriateness ofcomplex discharge plan and communicates plan of care to team.

  • Attends outpatient clinic as needed to obtainupdates on psychosocial status, provide crisis intervention and to facilitatereferrals for necessary services.

  • Responsibilities for the monthly support groupschedule, the group’s purpose is to address coping with pre and post-transplantissues, caregiver topics, financial concerns and substance abuse relapseprevention.

  • Attends monthly program specific qualitymeetings as well as monthly Transplant Initiatives and Quality meetings.

  • Assists with projects and quality measures thatinvolve psychosocial indicators and processes.

  • Documents in the transplant database accordingto departmental / hospital policies and procedures and regulatory guidelines.

  • Complies with departmental standards forsubmission and accuracy of reports.

  • Complies with required standards for medical /legal reporting situations and/or educates other professionals withresponsibilities for reporting.

  • Participates in and utilizes supervision toassess skill level, identify areas for professional growth and establishmutually agreed-upon goals.

  • Identifies and maintains current knowledge baseregarding practice issues related to the population and the ages of thepatients served.

  • Attends professional transplant society meetingsand in-services.

  • Demonstrates initiatives and provides leadershipin developing services that respond to patient care demands and educatinginterdisciplinary team members on psychosocial issues affecting patients,family and staff.

  • Identifies opportunities for and utilizescontinuous quality improvement.

  • Assists with and provides clinical supervisionto social work staff, students and volunteers.

  • Demonstrates initiatives and provides leadershipin developing services that respond to patient care demands and educatinginterdisciplinary team members on psychosocial issues affecting patients,family and staff.

  • Identifies opportunities for and utilizescontinuous quality improvement.

  • Otherduties as assigned.

Qualifications

Job Requirements / Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

  • Current Kentucky License required

  • Master’s Degree from a Council on Social WorkEducation accredited graduate school

  • CSW required

  • BLS required

Experience (required and preferred):

  • 5 – 7 years performing progressive Social Workduties required

  • Transplant, Dialysis, Psychiatric experiencepreferred

  • Previous leadership experience preferred

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-JEWISH HOSP 200 ABRAHAM FLEXNER

Daily Schedule 1

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every

Req ID: 2018-R0189003

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.