The Admissions Social Worker is responsible for assessment, referral and admission activities. The Admissions Social Worker ensures prompt response to patient and referral needs, provides clinical assessment and assures appropriateness of risk assessment, crisis interventions and referrals to the appropriate level of care. The Admissions Social Worker promotes patient care consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the hospital.
The Admissions Social Worker duties include:
obtaining required admit paperwork and ensuring timely and accurate entry of patient demographic data and changes.
Coordinates and plans the daily operation for all pre-admission activities.
Coordinates admission with other departments by collecting and distributing the appropriate information.
Identifies information needed from the referring hospital to finalize the admission.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Ability to project a professional image
Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements and hospital policies and procedures
Working knowledge and ability to apply professional and ethical standards of practice in job situations
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Must demonstrate flexibility to meet the needs of all patients
Working knowledge of computer and software applications used in job functions (order entry, data entry)
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
LCSW, LMSW, or LPC who is currently licensed to practice, in good standing, by the state of employment is required
Supervision available under an LCSW
Previous experience in a Psychiatric health care facility or working with geriatric patients preferred
Knowledge of hospital admissions functions, crisis intervention and risk assessment, psychiatric diagnoses symptomatology, basic chemical dependency, age specific growth and development and crisis and behavior management preferred
CPR certification and de-escalation training required prior to any patient contact and must be maintained throughout employment
Employment Type (feed only)