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Social Work & Discharge Planning Assistant

Company: Fairfax Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Location: Fairfax
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Fairfax Rehabilitation and Nursing Center - Fairfax Rehab and Nursing Center -is seeking a -Social Work & Discharge Planning Assistant. -The ideal candidate must be devoted and compassionate about their chosen career and is passionate about patient care. The Social Work & Discharge Planning Assistant is the patient advocate and bridges the communication between patient, family, and facility staff. We are looking for a -Social Work & Discharge Planning -Assistant -who is dependable, self-motivated, team player, and flexible. -
The Social Work & Discharge Planning Assistant is responsible for assisting in the operation of the center's Social Work & Discharge Planning department; ensuring that the social, psychological, and physical needs of all residents in the center are being met. This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the patient's safe discharge from the center back to home or a lower level of care.
Document care plans and services provided in the resident's medical record in accordance with state and federal regulatory requirements and company policies. Ensure all entries are accurate, timely, and descriptive of the services provided.
Complete assigned sections on the Minimal Data Set (MDS) in timely manner.
Arranges and obtains needed durable medical equipment, clothing, and personal items for residents.
Partners with the clinical team in training staff on resident's behaviors and appropriate behavioral interventions.
Coordinates home health, hospice, and supportive services, including making referrals to and obtaining services from outside agencies as needed.
Participates in leadership team by actively contributing to decision making, grievance follow-up, building and company-wide initiatives and attending leadership meetings such as Stand-Up, Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI), and other meetings as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Act as resident advocate by ensuring that services are provided in the resident's best interest and educating on residents' rights.
Meet with all new admissions to discuss and document the resident's psychosocial history and identify the current psychosocial needs.
Communicate regularly with the resident and resident's family regarding resident needs.
Ensure comprehensive psychosocial care plans are in place for each resident and are completed within the required timeframe and updated quarterly and as needed.
Arrange ancillary services including, but not limited to, dental, ophthalmology, and audiology services.
Initiates discharge planning upon admission.
Coordinates with the resident and/or resident's representative(s), the interdisciplinary team, and physician to determine appropriate discharge plans for transitioning the patient home or to an optimal care environment.
Schedules and directs timely and efficient discharge planning meetings for all new admissions.
Utilizes scheduled administrative meetings, the Recovery Map, care plan meetings, internal and community resources to facilitate education and planning that provides the patient and family the support needed in order to resume life in the community or at a lower level of care.
Assesses the patient's support systems and home situation to assist in decision-making regarding the patient's discharge plan and discharge needs.
Facilitates effective bed management by strategic evaluation and internal arrangement of center beds in order to maximize the availability of transition and extended care services.
Adheres to company procedures for initiating internal transfers, and documents room/roommate change processes including notifications, transfers, interventions, and outcomes in the patient's medical record.
Coordinate with center's Business Office to ensure timely issuance of Notice of Medicare NonCoverage (NOMNC) and Skilled Nursing Facility Advance Beneficiary Notice (SNFABN).
Provide center case management for managed care residents by collecting and submitting required resident assessments and progress updates to insurance companies.
Bachelor's degree in social work, human services, or related field preferred.
Two (2) years of experience in Social Work or related role
Experience in skilled nursing or healthcare environment preferred.
As a -Fairfax Rehab and Nursing Social Work & Discharge Planning Assistant, you will enjoy working in an environment that promotes professional growth and development that offers competitive wages, PTO, and insurance plans.

Keywords: Fairfax Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Washington DC , Social Work & Discharge Planning Assistant, Healthcare , Fairfax, DC

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