LCSW Licensed Social Worker WellMed Polk County Tampa FL

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Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life's best work.(sm)

The Social Worker is responsible for the assessment, planning, coordination and oversight of services for identified patients' within their respective healthcare plan. The position identifies, evaluates, and provides management of services for patients with complex, catastrophic, SDOH (Social Determinants of Health) and/or psychosocial issues to promote quality, effective outcomes throughout the care continuum. The position ensures compliance with state and federal health plan requirements, Medicare guidelines and standards. Acts as a liaison to coordinate and collaborate care with physicians, family, and other providers while always remaining an advocate for patients , putting them at the center of care delivery. The Social Worker will interact and engage with others as an interdisciplinary team member.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform comprehensive evaluationsand document findings in a concise/comprehensive manner that is compliant with documentation standards for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Performs patient assessments in multiple settings to include but not limited to the patient's home, the PCP/specialists clinic, hospital, and/or skilled nursing facility as needed
  • Understands and plans to assure services provided work within the boundaries of the patient's plan eligibility. Coordinates identified patient's needs utilizing federal, state, and local community resources, as available
  • Coordinates with external and internal teams to minimize obstacles and increase i patient and providersatisfaction
    • Active participation in Performance Improvement (PI) or regional strategic initiatives
    • Active participation in staff and Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT) meetings
    • Adheres to organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Maintains a high level of professionalism and adheres to the WellMed Core Values
  • Assumes responsblity for personal and professional development
    • Ensures licensure, certifications, and annual training are maintained and compliant
    • Maintains knowledge of current health plan benefits
  • Performs other duties as assigned


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • Masters of Social Work with licensure (LCSW)
  • Active licensure as required in the state of Florida
  • 3+ years of social work experience in a health care environment
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite to include Word, Excel, Notes, Outlook, and other departmental specific programs/applications
  • Experience prioritizing, planning, and handling multiple tasks/demands simultaneously
  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of disease management, managed care, medical terminology, referral process, claims, and CPT coding
  • Experience working with geriatric and behavioral and mental health patient populations.
  • Long-Term Care experience
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) language proficiency
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Solid organizational skills


Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 550,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Social Worker, managed care, MSW, LCSW, Polk County, Tampa , FL, Florida

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