At Stony Brook Medicine, our Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) Follow Up Social Worker, is responsible to coordinate all patients that have been evaluated and discharged from CPEP with outside services and outpatient providers to ensure continuity of care. They run daily reports on all patients discharged to assure compliance for all necessary follow up. The follow up worker ensures that all discharge phone calls are completed on patients that are deemed "at risk". Coordinating with the Suffolk County Mobile Crisis team, the social worker maintains records to ensure that patients are compliant with follow up appointments, as well as, ensuring that all clinical information is sent to their current outpatient provider for continuity of care. The CPEP follow up worker coordinates with the treatment team in regards to assessment and follow up needs of the patient who was discharged.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, documentation skills and clinical skills. Qualified candidates will be able to work extremely independently and creatively and will be able to speak to discharge data and follow up from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.
Duties of a CPEP Follow -Up Social Worker may include the following but are not limited to:
Completion of Community linkages and follow up calls for all patients evaluated in CPEP. Including following up with providers to ensure all information has been received, utilizing the Follow-up list to accurately document in the EMR.
Completion of follow up calls and community linkages for high risk In-patient adult psychiatric discharges
Documentation of all follow up activity in medical record.
Data collection as applicable
Consultation with CPEP team and representatives of Community Agencies.
Coordination with Mobile Crisis Team, and other oversight agencies in order to improve patient's compliance with follow up appointments. Including follow up letters for those who have missed appointments.
Participation in clinical overview of patient care and discharge concerns
CPEP/ Mobile Team coverage as needed for Acute Psych and Medical/Psych Social Work cases
Run daily reports for follow up phone calls and failed faxes. Ensure all discharge phone calls are ordered and made on all patient's that are deemed at risk within a 72 hour period and documented in the computer system. Complete associated documentation.
Work with SW leadership and team regarding trends in discharge and transition to care
Reviewing clinical records in order to identify "high risk" patients who may need a mobile crisis outreach
Assess and secure safe, supportive discharge plan
Utilize CPEP follow up list to confirm all clinical information was sent and received by the outpatient providers for continuity of care
Maintain records of referrals in order to ensure COPS appointments are secured in appropriate time frame
Discharge planning to next level of care including: in-patient psychiatric hospitalization, drug/alcohol rehab and co-occurring out-patient treatment providers, partial hospital programs, community out-patient treatment programs and providers
Coordinate and provide reviews to insurance companies for authorization for hospitalization and on-going stay
Participates in service planning meetings with Suffolk Care Collaborative to ensure coordination and linkage to services for patients
Coordination with Stony Brook Mobile Response Team. Provides referrals to program for high risk patients and those who missed follow up appointments to ensure additional support and assist in connection to treatment to improve outcomes
Maintain up to date community resource lists including contact names and numbers
Required Qualifications : Master's degree in Social Work. New York State Licensure LMSW or LCSW. Five (5) plus years' experience in Behavioral Health, Integrated Health, and Substance Use Disorder Discharge planning. Working knowledge of OMH, OPWDD, OASAS, DSS, DOH resources and eligibility requirements and processes. Ability to ascertain and respond to crisis and follow up.
Preferred Qualifications : LCSW, Knowledge of Mental Health/Behavioral health issues in all age groups specifically, PEDS, Adolescent and Adult.
Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This position will remain posted until filled or for 90 days max.
An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date). If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
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Official Job Title: TH Social Worker III
Job Field: Social Work/Behavioral Health
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Care Management-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Feb 4, 2020
Posting End Date: May 5, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: SL2
Internal Number: 2000235
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