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Rush University Medical Center Social Work Care Mgr (Per Diem) in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Social Work Care Mgr (Per Diem)





Active Temporary PT (40 to 71 hours per pay period)


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Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Licensed Social Worker, Case Manager - Per Diem to be part of our Care Management team.

General Summary :

The Social Worker Case Manager (CM) - Per Diem, works with physician practices and inpatient teams to promote the effective utilization of services and coordination of patient centered care. The CM contributes to the team's effectiveness by reviewing plans of care, identifying barriers to effective and efficient utilization of resources, and appraising patients' psychosocial, financial and clinical needs throughout the continuum of care. The CM functions as a liaison between patients, physician practices, the hospital, and the community and ensures that patients' continuity of care and psychosocial needs are met. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Highlights:

  • Functions as an expert clinical practitioner within the Case Management team and serves as a resource to assigned physician practice groups. Shares their professional expertise as a social worker and serves as a resource for CMs within their team to manage socially complex cases.

  • Provides basic assessment of patients' health care needs, monitors patients' progress, and confers with physician practice group and health care team regarding variances from the anticipated plan of care. Seeks assistance as needed regarding complex clinical care issues.

  • Provides and coordinates social services to patients and their families. Assesses patient's basic and in-depth psychosocial, financial, cultural, and family situation.

  • Manages a complex patient caseload and demonstrates expert ability to coordinate and implement discharge management services and provide continuity of care planning. Finds community resources for potential sources of assistance, maintains contact with community resources, and consults with physicians and inpatient groups regarding use of community resources

  • Reviews admissions and ongoing stays of patients with respect to the medical necessity, appropriateness, and quality of care. Applies criteria, performs concurrent review process. Works with physicians and Medical Director regarding Case issues and concurrent denials as indicated.

  • Applies pathways/guidelines, assesses variances, and proposes interventions as indicated. Participates in the development, implementations and evaluation of pathways/guidelines and process improvement plans.

  • Collaborates with inpatient staff and physician groups to determine goals for length of stay management and discharge management activities. Promotes cost-effective quality care services

  • Monitors and reports potential quality issues and makes recommendations when appropriate.

  • Utilizes the CM information system and appropriate technologies. Monitors variances and trends related to select goals. Assist CM team and hospital groups to develop action plans and address identified opportunities for improvement.

Position Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited university required.

  • Current State of Illinois licensure as a Social Worker, LSW, required.

  • Minimum of three-four years' experience as a health care provider for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent adult and /or geriatric patient. Plus knowledge in case management, discharge planning, social service, and criteria application are usually required.

  • Ability to perform all job components and serve as a team resource for clinically complex cases within professional expertise.

  • Experience with information system and windows technology and competency within the CM Information System.

  • Team building skills and flexibility is crucial.

  • Role requires climbing stairs and traveling throughout the Medical Center.

  • Ability to travel throughout the medical center.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.