The Social Worker provides social work/case management services for the patients. Responsibilities include managing care of the patient, including treatment and discharge planning; communication with families and external entities, and authorization of care.
Essential core functions of the position include: 1. Treatment planning. 2. Discharge/aftercare planning. 3. Utilization review, including submission of continued stay requests. 4. Chart reviews and medical record documentation, including reports. 5. Communication with patients, families, physicians, staff and external entities. 6. Conducts psycho-education and focus groups with patients. 7. Patient/family education. 8. Testifying at court and participating in MDT meetings. Transports youth.