Improving the health of our community in all we do
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit community health system on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through four hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega – with a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGHS also encompasses Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, a multi-specialty group with more than 65 locations, and The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a cardiology practice with more than 15 locations.
Position: LCSW Social Worker Manager, Case Management
Full Time - Monday-Friday 8:30a-5:00p
The Case Management Social Worker is responsible for the provision of medical social work services to patients receiving care in the hospital setting. Assesses the social, psychological, cultural, environmental, and financial situation, as well as disposition needs for each referred patient. Collaborates with patients, families, healthcare team members, and community agencies to develop and implement plans to address identified needs. Evaluates effectiveness of plans and initiates change as needed. Uses crisis intervention, problem solving model, community organization, and advocacy skills in identifying needs and resources in the hospital and community.
Minimum Job Qualifications
Licensed Clinical Social Worker required. CCM (Case Management Certification) or ACM (American Case Management Certification) required within 18 months of date of hire.
Eligibility requirements for certification: 12 months full-time case management experience supervised by a certified case manager, or 24 months full-time case management experience not supervised by a certified case manager, or 12 months full-time supervisory experience as a supervior of individuals who provide Case Management.
Demonstrated leadership in a formal management position. A minimum of 3 years of social work experience and 1 year experience in a hospital, agency or institution providing related health care services. Demonstrates the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities to care for the individualized needs of the patient to include physical, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual and cognitive as well as functional abilities, including the need for diversified use of such practices.
Since first opening its doors in Gainesville in 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has added hospital campuses in Braselton, Barrow and Dahlonega – and become Georgia’s most awarded hospital. Some recognitions include being named to these lists:
America’s 50 Best Hospitals – Healthgrades
100 Top Hospitals – Truven Health Analytics
100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs – Beckers Hospital Review
America’s Top Quality Providers – Carechex
Atlanta’s Top 150 Workplaces – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Healthcare’s Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems – Hospitals & Health Networks magazine
NGMC has also been recognized in recent years as Georgia’s #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women’s care and more.