Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Social Worker - Case Mgt


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Atlanta Medical Center, formerly Georgia Baptist Medical Center, is a 467-bed Regional Level I Trauma teaching facility sprawled across two city blocks near the heart of downtown Atlanta. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Atlanta Medical Center has an esteemed tradition of commitment to excellence in patient care and service to the community. The medical center provides general medical, surgical and women's services, as well as specialized programs in cardiology, oncology, perinatology, neonatology, orthopaedics, rehabilitation, psychiatry, neurosurgery, same day surgery and trauma. We are firmly committed to maintaining a tradition of excellence in teaching - combining knowledge, technique and technology in every area of modern medicine.

We are an employer of choice as well as a leader in healthcare. In 2011, Atlanta Medical Center was 1 of only 8 Tenet hospitals to receive Tenet's elite Circle of Excellence award and we were also named as one of the Top Work Places by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AMC received the Circle of Excellence award in 2010 as well. In 2008, Atlanta Medical Center was named as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Magazine. This ranking placed AMC as the highest in the healthcare industry. In 2006 and 2005 we again received Tenet's Circle of Excellence award. AMC was named as one of the Best Places to Make a Difference by the Atlanta Magazine in 2004. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Atlanta Medical Center as one of the Top Five Best Places to Work in Atlanta in 2003 and in 2002 we tied for First Place as the Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Atlanta Medical Center is also highly committed to providing quality services to our patients. We hold the following designations:

Bariatric Center of Excellence

Gold Plus Stroke Center (the 1 st in Georgia)

American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Heart Failure

American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Coronary Artery Disease

American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Stroke

AMC has a 96.5% quality rating (which exceeds state and national averages) and is a regional Level I Trauma Center that receives patients from 67 other hospitals.

The Social Worker plans, coordinates, and implements social services being intrinsic to the process of Case Management, which seeks to service efficiently its customers by providing optimum care in the most effective manner. Some of the responsibilities include:

1. Assesses psycho-social needs of patients, taking into consideration physical, emotional, social, financial, and environmental factors

2. Completes specific plan of intervention by next working day. All plans are developed in consultation with patient, family, case management team, physician, and other members of the health care team

3. Assures that significant emotional needs are addressed by the health care team or other mental health professional.

4. Makes referrals to appropriate sources for ongoing counseling or mental health treatment

5. Implements plans in a manner that will result in a timely discharge from the hospital

6. Works cooperatively with community agencies, assuring that information needed for continuity of care is provided in accordance with hospital policy on confidentiality

7. Completes social histories on selected cases, as needed

8. Provides short-term counseling to selected patients and families to help them deal with major lifestyle changes or life threatening illnesses

9. Documents initial assessment/ plan by next working day after receiving referral. Documentation clearly reflects the initial assessment and the plan for intervention

10. Documents all significant contacts in a clear, concise, timely manner


Position requires Bachelor's degree in Social Work and two years related experience in a hospital or medical setting. Licensure and MSW degree preferred.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Knowledge of principles and practice of social work.

2. Knowledge of federal and state laws or regulations pertaining to social services and public assistance programs.

3. Knowledge of group and family dynamics, community systems, welfare, and child development.

4. Knowledge of and adherence to National Association of Social Worker's Code of Ethics.

5. Understanding of psychosocial aspects of illness and disability.

6. Understanding of medical terminology and processes.

7. Ability to intervene in problematic relationships to provide coordination with medical team.

8. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, patients, families, and physicians

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