Admissions Social Worker
- Full Time
- Rockford, IL
Driver’s License (Required)
Hospice care: 3 years (Preferred)
Full Job Description
Admissions Hospice Social Worker
Are you a highly skilled individual, seeking the opportunity to work for an employer that’s the leader in patient-focused, team-based hospice care and committed to creating a culture of excellence?
Join the hospice that was first to provide exceptional, end of life care in our community. We are currently seeking an FT-Admissions Social Worker.
Under the direction of the Admissions Director, the Admissions Social Worker (Care Navigator) serves as a navigator between patients and family members, physicians, referral sources, medical care partners and agency staff. The Admissions Navigator is responsible for conducting patient and family meetings and signing of consents, integrates agency standards while focused on patient-centered goals.
In addition, this position is responsible for developing and sustaining strong working relationships in the hospital and facility settings with clinicians and staff, discharge planners, as well as patients and families, to increase Northern Illinois Hospice referrals and admissions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Adheres to organizational policies and procedures.
- Follows infection control policies and procedures; utilizing PPE as required.
- Follows building protocol.
- Attends mandatory education in-services and meetings.
- Maintains confidentiality according to HIPAA requirements of patient and family regarding disease/diagnosis, financial, and other information obtained during employment.
- Abiding by agency proprietary confidential information policy.
- Demonstrate the Model visit on each visit encounter.
- Follows safety education including physical ergonomics.
- Maintains personal and professional boundaries.
- Provides accurate, timely documentation, pertinent, and complete data in the electronic medical record, according to documentation guidelines.
- Attends prospective patient and family visits who are seeking information and/or the initiation of Northern Illinois hospice services.
- Understands and adheres to the standards of the admissions process with strong prioritization skills.
- Completes consents for hospice election, ensuring all areas are complete.
- Teaches and upholds Northern Illinois Hospice’s standards with a focus on “I am a Teacher,” perfect documentation, perfect visits, perfect communication, exceptional customer service and teamwork, and professionalism.
- Maintains current knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid benefits, private insurance, continuous care and general in-patient requirements.
- Completes a financial assessment on patient/family units were indicated.
- Maintains communication with referral sources and other interested parties, such as facility staff, physicians, and family members, as appropriate, to keep all concerned up-to-date regarding the progression of the referral, per current agency procedures and guidance from the Admissions Director.
- Maintains a high level of understanding of Medicare and Medicaid programs in relation to admission procedures and qualifications for skilled nursing facilities (SNF).
- Assists with explaining and completing Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (DPOA-HC), Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and Surrogate Forms other forms as indicated by the Admissions Director.
- Upon admission identifies Social Services needs of the patient/family units and communicates needs to assigned social worker.
- Establish and maintain positive working relationships with current and potential referral sources.
- Ensures payor information is obtained and documented in the EMR, when indicated.
- Builds and monitors community, customer, and patient perceptions of Northern Illinois Hospice as a high-quality provider of services.
- Participates in the strategic initiatives for growth outlined in strategic plan.
- Represents Northern Illinois Hospice at Agency and community functions as directed.
- Participates in the Admissions on call rotation once per month.
- Master of Social Work and Licensed in the State of Illinois in Social Work (LSW or LCSW).
- A minimum of 4 to 6 years’ experience in social work and 3 years hospice experience required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Valid drivers’ license, current auto insurance and access to a reliable automobile.
- Local resident with the ability to respond to on-call within 30 minutes.
- Meets agency requirements for criminal background check.
Expected Hours of Work:
This position is salary exempt, which requires some coordination efforts prior to the workday and completion of work prior to departure. Scheduled clinical call rotation includes weeknights and weekend hours.
We offer a competitive salary & benefits
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $1.00 per hour
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- On call
- Master’s (Required)
- Hospice care: 3 years (Preferred)
- Driver’s License (Required)
- Multiple locations
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