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Licensed Clinical Social Worker- FL REMOTE

Somatus

Somatus

Florida, USA · Jacksonville, FL, USA · United States
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2024
Overview

As the largest and leading value-based kidney care company, Somatus is empowering patients across the country living with chronic kidney disease to experience more days out of the hospital and healthier at home.

It takes a village of passionate and tenacious innovators to revolutionize an industry and support individuals living with a chronic disease to fulfill our purpose of creating More Lives, Better Lived. Does this sound like you?

Showing Up Somatus Strong

We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation at every level. Our values bring our mission to life and serve as the DNA for every decision we make:

  • Authenticity: We believe in real dialogue. In any interaction, with patients, partners, vendors, or our teammates, we are true to who we are, say what we mean, and mean what we say.
  • Collaboration: We appreciate what every person at Somatus brings to the table and believe that together we can do and achieve more.
  • Empowerment: We make sure every voice gets heard and all ideas are considered, especially when it comes to our patients’ lives or our partners’ best interests.
  • Innovation: We relentlessly look for ways to improve upon the status quo to continuously deliver new solutions.
  • Tenacity: We see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement — especially when new solutions will make a difference for our patients and partners.

Showing Up for You

We offer more than 25 Health, Growth, and Wealth Work Perks to help teammates learn, grow, and be the best version of themselves, including:

  • Subsidized, personal healthcare coverage (medical, dental vision)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Professional Development, CEU, and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Curated Wellness Benefits supporting teammates physical and mental well-being
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • And more!

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker you will assess, educate and collaborate with patients on care planning that addresses everything from work, travel and financial concerns to emotional support. Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising patients and/or family/caregivers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. The Social Worker may also provide care and case management, or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.

This is a remote role, where FL Licensure & Location is required.


Responsibilities

  • Participates in care planning in collaboration with the patient and healthcare team to identify effective interventions that will help the patient meet rehabilitation, treatment goals, and improve quality of life.
  • Assesses patient knowledge of kidney disease for barriers that may affect adherence to treatment.
  • Assess for social determinants of health that may impact treatment and assist with identifying community resources to address needs.
  • Assist patient and/or family/caregiver in completing applications for services and/or resources.
  • Provides ongoing education to patient/family regarding psychosocial issues related to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and all support services that are available.
  • Enables support groups and family members in dealing with and understanding the needs of the patient.
  • Develops detailed and error-free case notes involving mental health and risk assessments.
  • Adjusts treatment plans in compliance with changes in the status of the patient.
  • Provides information and assists the team and patient with referral to community resources (home health services, vocational rehabilitation, etc.) to facilitate optimal treatment outcomes.
  • Provides supportive and goal directed counseling to patients who are seeking transplant.
  • Assesses patient awareness of advance directives; assists with accessing advance directive forms/information and facilitates discussion of advance directive wishes, if necessary, with the healthcare team and the patient's family/support persons.
  • In collaboration with the physician and nurse, participates in the discussion of patient DNR status in the facility to ensure patient understanding and informed decision making.
  • Utilize motivational interview techniques to address non-adherence and quality of life concerns for all patients.
  • Collaborates with Facility Management and Accounting/Billing to address patient issues related to insurance or copay concerns.
  • Conduct in-home and face to face visits as necessary to assess patient needs and implement plan of care (up to 50% same day travel with this role).
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Competencies:

  • Works and communicates well in a team environment.
  • Displays ethical conduct at all times toward patients, families, and co-workers.
  • Completes training as required and demonstrates professional effectiveness and positive demeanor.
  • Maintains a customer/client focus.

Qualifications

Required

  • Master’s degree in social work.
  • Active and unrestricted state-specific licensure required; Licensed Master Social Worker Or Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Reliable transportation (role has up to 50% same day travel to conduct face to face visits with clients)
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to patients, family members and various professionals.
  • Basic computer skills and understanding.

Preferred

  • Five (5) years of related work experience.
  • Two (2) years of experience working with the dialysis/kidney care population.
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish
  • Track record of excellent customer service skills.
  • Medicare or Medicaid experience preferred

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.