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Social Work Care Coordinator

Overview

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation's largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization, serving the five boroughs of New York City, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. For 125 years, VNSNY has been committed to meeting the health care needs of New Yorkers with compassionate, high-quality home health care. We offer a wide range of services, programs, and health plans to meet the diverse needs of our patients, members, and clients from before birth to the end of life.

Each day, more than 13,000 VNSNY employees- including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals- deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 48,000 patients and members, helping them to live the best lives possible in their homes and communities.

Responsibilities

Provides care management through a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for options and services to meet member&rsquot;s health needs through communication and available resources, while promoting quality cost-effective outcomes. Maintains members in the most independent living situation possible; ensures consistent care along entire health care continuum by assessing and closely monitoring members&rsquot; needs and status. Provides care management services and authorizes/ coordinates services within a capitated managed care system. Closely communicates and collaborates with primary care practitioners, interdisciplinary team and family members. Works under general supervision.

LICENSURE: License and current registration to practice as a Licensed Social Worker in New York State, preferred. Valid driver's license or NYS Non-Driver photo ID card may be required as determined by operational/regional needs.
EDUCATION: Master&rsquot;s degree in Social Work after successfully completing a prescribed course of study at a graduate school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Education Dept. and who is certified or licensed by the Education Dept to practice Social Work Education in New York State, required. Case Management Certification, preferred
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three years LMSW experience, preferred. Minimum of two years in a case management and/or community based environment preferred. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs. Clinical expertise in geriatrics, Long Term care and Managed care experience preferred.