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Social Worker Palliative Care Travel - WellMed - Houston, TX - 917754

Houston, TX 77002
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    917754
  • Jobs Rated
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Let's talk about meaningful work, an important role and a career move that can transform your future. At WellMed, a part of OptumCare and the growing UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we focus on prevention and the complete coordination of care for our patients. Join us and you'll be part of a team dedicated to patient-centered, safe and effective health care. Your skills and talents will make an important impact on our patients while you open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization.

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WellMed was founded in 1990 with a vision of being a physician-led company that could change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. Through the WellMed Care Model, we specialize in helping our patients stay healthy by providing the care they need from doctors who care about you.

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The WellMed2USocial Workerprovides psycho-social support to WellMed2U home based patients. Working with the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), the Social Worker assists in facilitating patient-family meetings, providing behavioral counseling and assists with the IDT in clarification of the goals of care and the plan of care. The Social Worker assists in ensuring patient care services are coordinated, using all available company and area resources. The Social Worker coordinates with the SNP Team, appropriate hospital support departments, Case Management RNs, and Complex Care Nurses to ensure smooth transition into WellMed2U and seamless care throughout the continuum.
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This position requires travel to home based patients.
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Primary Responsibilities:
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  • Complete a social work assessment for patients and their family/caregiver to identify social strengths, needs, and goals as it relates to their care
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  • Assess the patient/family psychosocial status in regard to understanding and acceptance of disease process
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  • Assess the need for available resources, such as financial needs, medication and nutritional needs, adaptive equipment, home modification and transportation
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  • Attend weekly team meetings to review patient plan of care
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  • Assist in patient education where needed
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  • Participate in on-going Quality Improvement initiatives
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  • Daily availability for the provider and IDT
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  • Participate in on-going Quality Improvement initiatives
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  • Assist patient with elucidation of Advanced Care Plans
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  • Recognize and assess for cultural diversity including communication, role of family members and special traditions when contributing to the patients plan of care
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  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
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Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • LBSW
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  • Current unrestricted Licensure and / or certification as required by the state of Texas
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  • Current BLS certification
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  • 3+ years of in-patient, out-patient or home-based social work experience
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  • Knowledge of end-of-life process
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  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
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  • Reliable transportation, ability to travel to patient homes
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  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
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Preferred Qualifications:
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  • LMSW & LCSW
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  • Prior home-based experience
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  • Knowledge of pain and symptom control
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  • Bilingual
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Careers with WellMed.Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors., WellMed is a network of doctors, specialists and other medical professionals that specialize in providing care for550,000+older adults with over 16,000 doctors offices in Texas and Florida through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to doyour life's best work.(sm)
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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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"OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Social work, Social worker, San Antonio, TX, Texas, Houston

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Posted: 2021-03-18 Expires: 2021-05-16

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