Social Services Designee Full Time Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/2/2021

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Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Date Posted:
    9/2/2021
  • Job ID:
    21030241
  • Job Family
    Case Management
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description

Social Services Designee AdventHealth Care Center Overland Park

This position is located in Overland Park, KS

Location Address: 

6501 West 75th Street

Overland Park, KS 66204

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Care Center Business Office

  • AdventHealth Care Center’s mission to “Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ”
  • The opportunity and encouragement to truly care for and love the patients/residents they serve
  • The opportunity to work with like-minded co-workers who believe and support the organization’s mission
  • The patient-centric focus of meeting the needs of the patient/residents
  • Being part of a large healthcare organization where we can be “Greater as a Whole”

Work Hours/Shift:

 Full-Time / Days

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Provides medical related social services so that each resident may attain or maintain the highest practical level of mental, physical, and psychological well-being.
  • Stays current on Federal and State regulations pertaining to social services.
  • Assist the resident, responsible party, and supportive others in the adjustment and orientation to the nursing home after admission.
  • Conducts psycho-social assessments of residents.
  • Ensures timely documentation on each resident in the facility as required.
  • Participates in each resident’s plan of care meeting.  Oversees that resident/families are invited and informed of the meetings.
  • Ensures a Social History is completed as required, following an admission.
  • Assists in discharge planning.
  • Participates in the grievance/concern process.
  • Provides or arranges services for psychiatric medication management and other psych services.
  • Coordinates with the Social Work Director, facility risk manager and administrator to promptly address all allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Assists with investigations and filing of reports as needed.
  • Possesses a knowledge of the community resources available and uses them to benefit and improve the quality of care as applicable for each resident.
  • Participates in community relations development.
  • Attends seminars, conventions and other educational opportunities to keep informed, improve personal knowledge, and share experiences.
  • Works with other departments, residents and/or resident’s families in providing adequate appropriate clothing for the residents.
  • Assists residents in exercising their right to vote.
  • Advocates for the resident and their rights, helping the resident learn assertiveness in communicating their needs, wants, and problems to the appropriate departments and agencies.
  • Meets with other providers and services utilized by residents in the facility in preparation for discharge.
  • Assists residents with financial and governmental matters such as applying for Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, funeral home arrangements, disability, etc.
  • Participates in the quality assurance and performance improvement committee.
  • Attends staff education, training and other required meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Current Basic Life Support (CPR) certification from a certified instructor requiring live return demonstration, such as the American Heart Association is preferred, and required to be obtained within the first 30 days after employment
  • Certified Nursing Assistant License or meets one of the following criteria that will result in certification within 120 days of employment:
    • Is certified as a CNA in another state and is awaiting certification by reciprocity in current state
    • Has completed and has proof of passing a certification exam, but is still awaiting the actual Certified Nursing Assistant certificate
  • Current Social Services Designee Certification

Job Summary:

The Social Services Designee works under the supervision of the Social Services Director or Regional Social Services Director and functions on behalf of the nursing home and the residents by promoting the general well-being of each resident through identification of their emotional and psychosocial needs.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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