Position Summary: To facilitate discharge planning in line with goals for length of stays related to difficult to place, high-cost and escalated patients. The Complex Care Social Worker will use a multi-step escalation protocol to identify those patients with barriers that prevent an effective discharge within the goals for length of stay. In conjunction with the interdisciplinary team the Complex Care Social Worker will assume responsibility for the escalated patients in accordance with set standards for discharge planning. The Complex Care Social Worker will also monitor the difficult to place and high-cost patient to identify early intervention opportunities to effect a discharge in a timely and cost-saving manner within the accepted utilization review guidelines.
Requirement: Seasoned professional knowledge; equivalent to a Master's degree; knowledge in more than one discipline. Must have LGSW license. 3-5 years of experience. Education Discipline: Social Work