Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work or psychology; Masters Degree in Counseling or Social Work preferred. Two years experience in a health care setting.
Theoretical knowledge of case management and continuity of care. Hospital discharge planning skill, interdisciplinary collaboration, individual and family counseling related to hospitalization and discharge needs, crisis intervention and psycho-social assessment.
Patient units, clinics, conference settings, offices and adjacent buildings. On call for weekends required and rotated among social service case managers. This may evolve to a part time weekend schedule if patient work load requirements mandate on-site coverage.
Alternating between office and patient units of hospital daily, as well as to adjacent buildings. Must be able to read charts and use appropriate electronic equipment.