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LCSW, Home Health

Location: Portland, Oregon;

Job ID : 3781666


The medical social worker provides home care services to Kaiser Permanente patients in community based and facility settings. This position may provide social services to patients in the home health, hospice, home infusion, palliative care, or other programs under the direction of the patient's physician(s) to provide quality health care outcomes and facilitate the achievement of maximum independence of the patient utilizing health care resources within Kaiser Permanente and the community. This care is provided through coordinating the delivery of high quality, cost-effective, skilled, rehabilitative or palliative care as part of an interdisciplinary team.

Essential Functions:
- Provides social work services consistent with agency policy, state practice acts, and applicable state and federal regulations as directed by the patient's physician.
- Activities include assessment of social and emotional factors related to the patient's illnesses, financial and community resources and patient safety.
- Develops and implements an individualized care plan, utilizing department and community resources in a cost effective manner.
- Actively participates in multidisciplinary care planning to facilitate coordination of care.
- Assures personal competency through maintaining working knowledge of current social work practice, available community services, member benefits and resources and regulatory standards.
- Utilizes Kaiser Permanente Continuing Care Services departmental and community resources in a cost-effective manner.
- Consults with other interdisciplinary team members and shares social work expertise and perspective.
- Actively participates in quality management and quality improvement activities within the department including, but not limited to, clinical record review, occurrence reporting, focused studies, process and outcome measurement, peer review and continuous quality improvement projects.
- Performs other duties as requested.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications:
- One (1) year of experience in a health care setting.
- Master's degree in social work.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
- Current unrestricted license in the state in which practicing (Oregon: LCSW, LMSW, CSWA; Washington: LASW, CSWA, LCSW,
LICSW, LSWAIC) required upon hire/transfer. Application for licensure in secondary state must be made within six (6) weeks of
start date. License in both states required within six (6) months of hire.
- Valid driver's license.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required within 90 days of hire/transfer.
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

Additional Requirements:
- Medical terminology.
- The psychosocial impact of specific illnesses.
- How to perform a mental status exam.
- Keyboarding or typing skills.
- Able to learn to operate a laptop computer to perform clinical documentation.

Preferred Qualifications:
- One to two (1-2) years of experience as a medical social worker in a home care setting.
- Experience with interdisciplinary team function.
- Previous work in a medical setting.
- Have obtained a certification as a licensed clinical social worker in Oregon State.
- Working knowledge of the managed care industry.
- Knowledge of Medicare regulations/requirements.
- Excellent time management, problem solving and customer service skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Kaiser Permanente and community resources.
- Family dynamics.
- The dying process.
- Able to work autonomously and manage patient case load.
- Operational knowledge of computerized clinical documentation and office application systems including the use of laptop/notebook
- Principles of documentation.
- Counseling skills.
- Ability to track down and locate needed information through telephone and written resources.
- Ability to make accurate assessments of psychosocial needs.
- Time management and organizational skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Primary Location:Oregon,Portland,Montgomery Park 2701 NW Vaughn St.

Scheduled Hours (1-40):24


Working Days:Mon-Fri


Job Type:Standard

Employee Status:Regular

Employee Group:OFNHP - Professionals

Job Level:Individual Contributor

Job:Behavioral / Mental Health

Public Department Name:Continuing Care Services - Home Health

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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