• Social Worker - Care Coordination

    Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
    Job ID
    Suburban Hospital
    Temporary Full Time
  • Overview

    Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service.  Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

    We are currently seeking a Social Worker for a 3-month temporary assignment at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD.   The start date for this position will be on or around September 24, 2018.  

    8:30am - 5:00pm.  

    The Social Worker/ Care Coordinator will coordinate patient care services and resources to assure optimal clinical quality outcomes.   



    • In collaboration with the Care Management Coordinator – RN, uses screening mechanisms to identify patients who are at risk for lengthy inpatient stays, complex clinical issues, high resource use or repeat admissions due to chronic diseases. Intervenes within 24 hours of patient admissions. Documents according to established guidelines. 
    • Assesses patient & family psychosocial needs, including coping mechanisms, ability to comply effectively with plan of care and desired outcomes. Makes referrals as appropriate. Provides patient & family counseling as appropriate.
    • Identifies potential or current patient situations which require referral to other members of the health care team such as financial counseling or risk management. Assures discharge plan is implemented and follow-up occurs.
    • Serves as a resource for patients, family members, & the community; provides information and referrals as needed.
    • In conjunction with physician, nursing staff & other health care team members, facilitates discharge-planning process and identifies need for referral to external sources for post-hospitalization needs.
    • Maintains accurate & current knowledge of available community resources including home-health agencies, skilled-nursing facilities, rehab facilities, and other available resources. Explains options to patients & families.
    • Maintains accurate & current knowledge of payor practices and regulations that may impact patient outcomes and/or progress.



    Bachelors in Social Work from an accredited school of social work required.


    Maryland Board of Social Work license required (at least LBSW).


    1 year of experience in providing clinical social work, preferably in a hospital environment.  






    Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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