Hallmark Health Social Worker LICSW in Medford, Massachusetts
Social Worker LICSW
Department:Managed Care, 400 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA
Job Details: POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for social work consultation/management for all patients in health plans where Hallmark Health PHO PCPs or Care Managers request their involvement. The High Risk Team Social Worker is a key member of the team, providing and overseeing the provision of psychiatric, psychosocial and overall mental health services for high risk, medically complex patients. The High Risk Team Social Worker is involved in assessment and triage of patients and families, to ensure provision of appropriate, timely, and effective evaluation. This initial clinical evaluation may be conducted by the social worker independently, or in collaboration with other members of the care team. The care team communicates relevant information between members to ensure continuity and reduce duplication. The High Risk Team Social Worker may provide direct treatment/intervention to patients and families and/or may work with the treating clinicians in psychiatry, psychology, or other disciplines, within and outside of the system, helping to ensure that treatment is focused and effective The High Risk Team Social Worker must have a robust clinical background and in depth knowledge of managed care principles, in addition to interpersonal skills which foster patient engagement and PCP respect and collaboration. The High Risk Team Social Worker reaches out to identified HHPHO high risk patients to engage them in a care management process designed to educate, coach and support them in the management of their complex health issues, in collaboration with their PCP. The process may include meeting patients in the PCP office and/or visiting the patient in their home or other settings when appropriate.MSW and LICSW required. Previous related experience preferred.