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Looking for a way to make a difference in a growing, prestigious, cutting edge health care company? Our Family and Community Services team sets out to provide critical education, outreach and support for patients and their families. This dynamic team is in search of bright, empathic, highly professional Licensed Clinical Social Worker to expand high-quality care, individual, family & group counseling, education and support programs to help patients and their families navigate through memory and movement disorders and find success in daily life. This position extends a rare opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic team, with a balance driven work schedule and offers a competitive wage. Learn more about us here: Banner Alzheimer's Institute Mission
As an Licensed Clinical Social Worker Family & Community Services Navigator, you will help expand our programming in the west valley area and be primarily responsible for providing patients and their families living with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, critical counseling, support groups as well as working closely with medical providers working within a multidisciplinary team. This position is located in Sun City, AZ.
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About Banner Health Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
This position provides comprehensive care coordination for patients and families, supporting a holistic and coordinated approach across the continuum of care. This position assesses psychosocial aspects of care adding to the treatment plan, providing individual and group psychotherapy, assists with disease management and education to enhance informed decision-making; collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to allow for timely treatment and increased supportive care throughout the patient/family experience. This position provides individual assistance to patients, families and caregivers to help identify and overcome barriers which may hinder quality medical and psychosocial patient care.
Assesses and manages the patient/family plan of care for the identification and facilitation of resources required during the progression of the chronic condition in order to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes.
Acts in a leadership function with process improvement activities to develop and execute uniquely designed programs for dementia patients and families in order to achieve the optimal clinical, financial, operational, and satisfaction outcomes.
Assists the patient/family through the course of dementia using disease management precepts to provide ongoing education, psychosocial support and counseling to assist with adjustment for the patient and family.
Coordinates the plan of care using an interdisciplinary holistic approach, making appropriate medical, legal, social and financial referrals and consultations in coordination with physicians and other team members.
Ensures that the patient and family understand the dementia diagnosis, disease progression and behavioral strategies and recommended actions, and are provided with appropriate information in coordination with physician and health care providers. Responds to patient/family requests for ongoing information and education regarding the disease process, legal, financial and community resources including respite and residential care options to optimize outcomes. Supports the patient and family during difficult decision-making periods. Assists/facilitates the completion of patient health care directives providing education and emotional support to families.
Evaluates patients functional, cognitive and emotional abilities and limitations. Determines when intervention is needed. Establishes treatment goals that are measurable reflecting patient/family key limiting factors. Establishes and implements a plan of care to achieve treatment goals. Collaborates with patient and family when setting goals.
Educates internal members of the health care team on care coordination of dementia patients/families in the community. Participates in staff development to maintain current standards of practice and ensure the highest quality of care.
Establishes and promotes a collaborative relationship with physicians, payers, and other members of the health care team. Collects and communicates pertinent, timely information to payers and others to fulfill utilization and regulatory requirements.
Must possess knowledge as normally obtained through the completion of a Masters Degree in Social Work with additional licensure in Arizona as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker required.
Requires a proficiency level typically achieved with 5 years' clinical experience. Requires excellent organizational skills and clinical knowledge regarding specialty care services, as well as care coordination of services, legal and financial aspects of diagnostic services and health services in the specialty area. Requires effective communication and writing skills, good time management skills and knowledge of word processing and database software applications. Requires the ability to teach both clinical and non-clinical personnel regarding care and diagnostics services. Also requires a good understanding of process improvement.
Must have a working knowledge of dementia care precepts. Has created individual and group treatment plans conducting both individual, family and group psychotherapy.
Internal Number: 248176
About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.