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Case Manager, Medical Social Worker (MSW)

Job ID SVH-2121024 Date Posted 11/16/2021 Location Sacramento, California Schedule/Shift Full Time/ Day
Position Overview:

The Sutter Care Coordination Case Manager, Medical Social Worker participates in the assessment and case management of clients who are identified as having potentially serious, persistent and/or chronic behavioral health conditions as well as complex psychosocial issues. The Sutter Care Coordinator Case Manager, Medical Social Worker provides biopsychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, and linkage with resources for outpatients, their families and significant others. 

Using psychosocial, functional and clinical assessments to determine patients acuity/risk, the Social Worker educate patients regarding their conditions, diagnosis and treatment options to promote patients making informed choices. Provides consultation and training on psychosocial aspects of care as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Serves as a liaison to community programs.  Provides psychosocial services for patients and family members. Assists team members with cases involving complex social situations. Uses Motivational Interviewing and brief intervention techniques to identify patient/family strengths to be incorporated into problem solving interventions. Assess psychodynamic relationships between the patient/family environments to identify factors that hinder the problem solving process. Identify and mitigate system related factors both within the health care system and the community at-large. Develop ways of mitigating obstacles affecting care plan implementation and success.

The Sutter Care Coordination Case Manager, Medical Social Worker represents Sutter Health as an integral part of the Interdisciplinary Sutter Care Coordination Case Management Team.

Education / Certification / Registration / Licensure: 
  • Masters from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Current registration as an Associate Clinical Social Worker; or ability to obtain California registration as an Associate Clinical Social Worker within six months of employment, and continuous pursuit of LCSW until licensure is granted within three years of obtaining supervised hours
  • Valid California Drivers License is required.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred.
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM) certification (through Commission for Case Manager Certification) is preferred
  • Experience in a healthcare setting
  • Previous experience in community based health care.
  • Experience developing care plans.
  • Experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in in-home and telephone patient case management, knowledge of health related information, education, resource and referral services
Skills and Knowledge:
  • Strong clinical skills in biopsychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, counseling, interdisciplinary  collaboration and linkage with resources.
  • Knowledge of child, elder and dependent adult abuse and domestic violence reporting requirements and other significant regulations affecting clinical social work practice (e.g. Tarasoff, patient-psychotherapist privilege).
  • Knowledge of suicidal behavior, and the skills necessary to assess lethality, and to develop appropriate treatment plans
  • In-depth knowledge of geriatrics including common health & functional changes in the aged, and various chronic disease processes.
  • Knowledge of the process of long-term care and the private/public resources available to support the clients served.
  • Knowledge and understanding of human behavior and communication, psychotherapy, case management, and the influence of cultural and spiritual values in social work practice.
  • Ability to work respectfully and creatively with clients of diverse functional abilities, social, economic, and cultural backgrounds to support both client autonomy and client safety.
  • Demonstrated skills in motivating, mentoring, coaching and redirecting clients in order to achieve compliance with various necessary medical, social and functional interventions.
  • Ability to administer assessment testing and to create individual assessment protocols.
  • Computer skills including EHR, Microsoft Office and internet navigation
  • Ability to type 45 cwpm.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities and competing demands. 
  • Must be able to occasionally flex time to handle emergencies

Organization:Sutter Valley Hospital
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours:8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled:Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:80
Applications Accepted:All Applications Accepted
Additional Location: 600 Coffee Road, Modesto, California

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