JOB SUMMARY
Directs and coordinates the integration of Case Management functions into the patient care, discharge, and home planning processed with other hospital departments, external service organizations, agencies, and health care facilities; provides direct care to selected patients as appropriate; ensures compliance with quality patient care and regulatory standards.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
Coordinate the provision of clinical care to patients, families and significant others to enable them to deal with the impact of illness on individual family functioning and to achieve maximum benefits from health care services.
Complete psycho-social assessment on all new admissions based on hospital policy and procedures.
Develop and participates in the implementation of programs to assist patients and their families with the social and psychological factors of illness.
Develop with physicians, nursing personnel, and other members of the management team the planning of patient care services and the patient care plan.
 
MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION)
Masters in Social Work or Registered Nurse with current New Jersey license
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Excellent communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Computer literate
Able to work in high stress environment
Able to speak, read and write English
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Management experience preferred
Minimum two (2) years’ work experience in a hospital preferred.
Minimum one (1) year experience in discharge planning from hospital preferred.