Job Description

'Prepares the consumer to transition from the hospital to the next appropriate care setting based on their individual needs. Use their understanding of medical conditions, insurance coverage and how physical/psychosocial injury may affect the patient once a patient leaves the medical setting to plan and initiate an individualized discharge plan. Provide clinical information to payers and/or post-acute providers in order to obtain authorization for hospitalized patients.


Required: Graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work (unless MSW required for licensing) from an accredited institution
Preferred: Masters of Social Work from an accredited institution


Required: No previous hospital experience
Preferred: Three years professional experience in a clinically related area. Previous experience in an acute care setting in Case Management. Familiar with local referral agencies. Working knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid and other third party payers.


Required: Licensed Medical Social Worker (i.e. LSW, LCSW, ACSW, etc) in state of New Mexico within 6 months of employment
Preferred: ACM and/or CCM certifications

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