LCSW Special Needs Coordinator Live & Work in Italy!
SPECIAL NEEDS COORDINATOR
6.1. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS. The HCW must:
6.1.1. Must have knowledge and skills to effectively apply SNC functions: a) Assessment: Identification of patients that need special medical and education needs/management; comprehensive collection of patient information and medical status; and continued evaluation of an established plan of care; b) Planning: Collaboration with the patient, family/caregiver, primary provider and other members of the health care team for developing an effective plan of care; c) Facilitation: Care coordination and communication among all involved parties; d) Advocacy: Support for the patient and family/caregivers to ensure identified education and appropriate, timely care coordination is received.
6.1.2. Mastery of theories, principles, and methodologies underlying psychosocial practice.
6.1.3. Knowledge and understanding of developmental growth; dynamics of human behavior, family, and other social systems; and impact of illness and disability on social functioning.
6.1.4. Demonstrated abilities in program planning, implementation, and evaluation, and in conducting individual, family, group, and community assessments.
6.1.5. Strong capability to work with service members and/or veterans and their families who are experiencing a wide rangeof complicated mental, emotional, behavioral, physical, psychosocial, and environmental problems.
6.1.6. Working knowledge of medical privacy and confidentiality (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA]),and accreditation standards of Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and The Joint Commission(TJC).
6.1.7. Working knowledge of computer applications/software to include Microsoft Office programs, MS Outlook (e-mail), andinternet familiarity is required.
6.1.8. Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.
6.1.9. Must be skillful and tactful in communicating with people who may be physically or mentally ill, uncooperative, fearful,emotionally distraught, and potentially agitated.
6.1.10. Must demonstrate ability to apply critical thinking skills and expertise in resolving complicated healthcare, social,interpersonal and financial patient situations.
6.1.11. Must possess organization, problem-solving and communication skills to articulate medical requirements to patients,
families/care givers, medical and non-medical staff in a professional and courteous way.
6.1.12. Education. Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from an accredited graduate school of social work.
6.1.13. Experience. A minimum of two years full-time experience in care coordination, discharge planning or case
management in a medical setting within the last four years.
6.1.14. Work Environment/Physical Requirements include prolonged walking, standing, sitting or bending, and computer use. Position may require patient visitation at another medical treatment facility. May have exposure to communicable illnesses.