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Social Worker / Lead Case Manager (Acute Rehab Unit)

North Kansas City, Missouri
Job #: 396897

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Acting as a patient advocate, you will coordinate management of care, providing ongoing support and expertise through comprehensive assessment, care planning, plan implementation, and overall evaluation of individual patient needs. Whereas most companies only focus on one aspect of clinical care, our Case Managers are full cycle, working on the entire spectrum: from care planning to discharge planning. Join us and experience your best self and work growing and advancing in a highly caring, collaborative and fun environment.

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  • Problem-solver
  • Organized
  • Responsible
  • Achiever

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Kindred is a great company where you can continue to grow throughout the entire time you're here. You can even start as a CNA and work your way all the way up into management.

– Sarah, Case Manager, Kindred Hospital Clear Lake

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Job Details


Position: Lead Case Manager / Medical Social Worker

Setting: Acute Rehab Unit

FTE: Full-time

City / State: North Kansas City, MO

*Medical Social Work experience required*

*Leadership experience*

Kindred Rehabilitation Services is the largest diversified provider of rehabilitation therapy in the country. Through Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, we provide leading therapy to more than 2,000 sites of service across different settings in the care continuum and have been managing rehab for more than 30 years. We provide rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies to virtually every care setting including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, long-term acute care and assisted living. With locations across 47 states, we are certain to have a rehab job for you.

Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.

The goal of our team is to focus on each patient as an individual to ensure that we are meeting their clinical needs and creating a fun and dynamic healing environment. Each employee’s dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Healthcare Company” for 8 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives.

As a Lead Social Worker you will:

•CM/SW Supervisor Position

•RN Case Manager or Medical Social Worker

•Needs to have experience in medical social work/case management in an inpatient setting, preferably some experience in the post-acute setting (ARU/IRF experience would be best case scenario!)

•Needs to have strong leadership skills and embody our core values!

•Will still carry a small caseload (direct patient care)


·Lead and support the Inpatient Acute Rehab Unit Case Management/Social work team in daily operations

·Drive ARU performance improvement initiatives around patient safety, quality and experience

·Participate in leadership rounding and service excellence on the ARU

·Coordinate ARU CM/SW staffing

·Work cohesively with the ARU interdisciplinary team to ensure comprehensive and safe discharge planning

·Provide education and in-servicing to the ARU team around discharge planning and quality initiatives specific to case management

·Conduct audits and documentation review for compliance

·Complete performance reviews and competencies for the SW/CM team

·Manage new hire SW/CM onboarding, orientation and training

·Network with accepting facilities/agencies/vendors and build upon case management resources

Social Worker, SW,MSC, Rehabilitation, RHC, Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation


As a Social Worker you will have:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university
  • If required by state practice laws, current Social Work license (MSW) or eligibility
  • Experience in the provision of Social Service preferred in inpatient medical rehabilitation
  • Social Service related experience in a health care setting desirable, such as acute care and/or rehabilitation
  • Must have clinical experience working with individuals, families and groups.
  • Must have a working knowledge of basic services provided by various health and welfare organizations in the community
  • Current CPR certification, if required by the facility assigned to.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the age of the residents served. 
  • Computer skills and knowledge of basic computer program
  • Must have strong leadership skills

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