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Social Worker, MSW

Company: Rocky Mountain Health Care Services
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Social Worker, MSW, Colorado Springs


  • General Information




    • Job Title:Social Worker, MSW

    • Location:
      • 310 South 14th Street
      • Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
      • United States

      • Employee Type:FT Exempt

      • Job Category:Exempt

      • Minimum Experience:2 Years

      • Maximum Experience:99 Years

      • Required Degree:Masters

      • Travel:70%

      • Manage Others:No
      • Contact information




        • Name:HR Department

        • Phone:1.719.466.8777

        • Email:hr@rmhcare.org
        • Job DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY: The MSW, Social Worker is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing social work services to Rocky Mountain PACE participants and families. The Social Worker is an essential member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT) and vital to the integration of person-centered care.

          CORE COMPETENCIES:




          • Participant Focus
          • Problem Solving
          • Thoroughness
          • Ethical Conduct
          • Communication
          • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
          • Stress Management/ Composure
          • Teamwork

            RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

            ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

            • Responsible for all initial, 6 months, change of condition and annual assessments. Meets all assessment deadlines of assessment completion.
            • Presents assessments and overview of participant at care plan conferences with the goal of providing a foundation for development of the Plan of Care and team discussion of participant issues.
            • Acts as liaison with participant and caregivers regarding orientation to and ongoing relations with interdisciplinary team, day center, and other Rocky Mountain PACE staff, including volunteers.
            • Provides ongoing support and education to participants and family regarding a variety of issues, including but not limited to the aging process, dementia, grief and loss, end of life, disease processes, difficult family dynamics and changing roles. Performs home visits as needed to assess living environment, mistreatment, and support system.
            • When needed, facilitates in home meetings with participant and family members assisting in creating a healing environment and client centered plan of care for participant.
            • Provides referrals to contracted facilities, behavioral health, community agencies and organizations.
            • Assist participant in making housing choices. Will proactively work to partner with participant and/or caregivers to advocate participant in maintaining appropriate housing and assist participant to function at most independent community level possible. Coordinates as needed hospital discharges in communication with attending medical and multi discipline PACE team members.
            • Initiates referrals to external resources with community agencies such as Adult Protective Services, Housing Authority, and/or Colorado Springs Police Department
            • Facilitates meetings with family, caregivers, participant and team update or problem solves issues regarding the Plan of Care. Mediates discussions between all parties. Refers potential voluntary and involuntary dis-enrollment letters to Executive Director for signature. Completes voluntary and involuntary dis-enrollment packets, forwarding them to Social Work-CM Manager for a scheduled 1on1 review meeting.
            • Actively partners with IDT for end of life issues. Works to provide emotional support, education, and funeral/financial planning referral. Facilitates referrals to provider for palliative care, or nursing home placement as appropriate. Assists participants and caregivers to complete MDPOA, Proxy, and DNR directives as needed. Provide supervision to student interns in MSW internship collaborations between their respective universities and RM PACE. Assist in training of new Social Workers-Cm by providing shadowing experiences and information that is team specific.


              • Attends and actively participates in a variety of organizational meetings related to participant care or daily operations, including but not limited to: daily IDT Meeting, Quality Assurance Committee, and various in-services. Acts as a back up to the Social Work Manager for the interdisciplinary team (IDT) meetings, as needed.
              • Maintains appropriate documentation in participants medical records including assessments, change of status; temporary or permanent placements; hospital discharges; participant staffing's; home visits; disenrollment's and other significant events.


                • Other duties as assigned.

                  KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

                  • Will return participant related telephone calls and emails within 24 business hours 100% of the time.
                  • Will attend Interdisciplinary meetings (IDT) actively participating 96% of the time annually.
                  • Ensures all documents are submitted within 48 hours of encounter 100% of the time.
                  • Completes all assessments and care plans within 30 days of receiving initial participants as assigned on the first of every month.

                    ORGANIZATIONAL (CORE RATING FACTORS):

                    • Demonstrates support of the Company's Mission, Vision and Core Values
                    • Provides Exceptional Customer Service
                    • Ensures discretion with confidential information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines
                    • Supports a collaborative work environment including courteous, helpful and professional behavior
                    • Embraces Organizational Excellence through practicing individual time management, efficiency and effectiveness and participating in continuous improvement efforts
                    • Adheres to and supports all Company policies and procedures
                    • Supports and practices safe work habits in accordance with policies and procedures
                    • Brings ideas, problems and concerns forward and participates in resolution and implementation
                    • Participates in and completes regulatory compliance trainings within the prescribed deadlines
                    • Attends required meetings.
                    • Maintains skills and knowledge required including written and verbal communication, best practices for industry standards, and computer competency

                      QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

                      • Master's Degree in Social Work
                      • A minimum of one year of experience working with frail or elderly population is preferred
                      • Experience working on a multidisciplinary team preferred
                      • Experience documenting in an Electronic Health Record preferred

                        PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

                        The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                        • Physical Requirements - Requires full range of body motion, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination; requires the ability to use department equipment, to communicate effectively; requires standing, walking, sitting (possibly for long periods of time) and performing repetitive tasks (including working on the computer) for up to the entire work day; requires the ability to lift/carry up to 20 pounds using appropriate body mechanics.
                        • Visual, Hearing and Communication Requirements - Requires corrected vision and hearing to within normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written form with all levels of personnel within and outside of the organization.
                        • Pressure Factor - Requires working under stressful conditions. Moderate pressure to meet scheduled and recurring deadlines
                        • Environmental Conditions - Working in a closed office environment. Work space may be shared. Working conditions may be noisy with fluctuating indoor temperatures. May be exposed to a risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, substances and other conditions common to an office environment. Subject to unpleasant odors.


Keywords: Rocky Mountain Health Care Services, Colorado Springs , Social Worker, MSW, Healthcare , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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