The Clinical Case Worker I perform clinical services functions in assisting patients in meeting their psycho-social needs. These include enabling the patient, through therapeutic treatment skills, to achieve their optimal level of emotional health. Services provided are basic consultation, teaching, specialized clinical services for patients/families receiving care, crisis intervention, short-term family therapy, and providing information and referrals as needed.
The Clinical Case Worker I will be responsible for managing the milieu treatment activities offered to the patient, completing the psycho-social assessment forms for each new patient and entering specific information on the treatment plans; interfacing with the physician led treatment team; provision of psychotherapeutic groups, psycho-educational groups, and other pertinent activities to patients and their families; provide oversight and coordination of legal paperwork and Lanterman Petris Short (LPS) regulations.
The Clinical Case Worker I will be responsible for initiating, developing, and implementing the provision of services designed to assist the patient in a successful transition from the hospital setting to home or other placement. Discharge planning will be initiated upon admission and continually assessed with the treatment team during the development of the Master Treatment Plan. Criteria for discharge will be noted in the Treatment Plan and will be included in ongoing documentation of Treatment Plans and specific staff responsible for providing these services. On-going discharge planning documentation will be audited by the Director of Social Services.
In addition, the Clinical Case Worker I will be responsible for the facilitation of clinically pertinent discharge planning and case coordination; interface with Fremont Hospital Clinical Staff, with outside referral agencies, with managed care organizations to ensure that the admission, continued stay, and discharge planning is in compliance with Joint Commission (TJC), Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), and established Discharge Planning Policies and Procedures.