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Social Worker, Full Time

San Leandro, California
Job ID: 381994
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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.

Success Profile

What do you need to be a successful Case Manager at Kindred? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Collaborative
  • Multi-tasker
  • 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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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

  • Scheduling

    No weekends or holidays.

Job Details


Description

IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a healthcare setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients/residents you treat. You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it.  You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.  Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.  
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Summary:
In this key role you will integrate Social Service functions into patient care, discharge, and home planning processes with other hospital departments, external service organizations, agencies and healthcare facilities.

Responsibilities:
  • Help patients and families deal with the social and psychological factors of illness and their impact on family functioning and show them how to achieve maximum benefits from healthcare services
  • Participate with physicians, nursing personnel and other members of the multidisciplinary team in planning patient care services and developing the patient care plan
  • Engage in individual or group counseling sessions pertaining to care and adjustment
  • Assist in implementing Social Services patient care policies and provide guidance in handling special cases or patient needs
  • Develop harmonious working relationships with other departments; ensure staff’s awareness of available services and resources; serve as liaison with external social service organizations
  • Direct the Social Services discharge and home-care planning process to ensure the provision of continuing care and effective patient/family support services; arrange for care through institutions and agencies in the community
  • Provide information to patients, families and other hospital departments regarding the psychosocial aspects of the patient’s post-discharge treatment and recovery program


Qualifications

A candidate must be a graduate of a social work curriculum (or related field) with at least a BSW. Should have two or more years of experience in all aspects of social service and discharge.

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