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Providence Health & Services Care Management Social Worker - Utilization Review in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling a Care Management and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker to work in Utilization Review at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

Under supervision of Care Management Manager, works as a catalyst to promote 1) Coordination of care, 2) Continuity of Care, 3) achievement of consistent and/or expected psychosocial outcomes, 4) patient advocacy and 5) efficient resource management. Coordinates the care for complex designated patients from pre-admission to immediate post-discharge. Acts in a non-caregiver capacity by facilitating coordination and communication between all member of the health care team, patient and family in the decision making process to minimize fragmentation of the health care delivery system.

In this position you will:

  • Assesses patients for care management services after a referral has been made based on the Nursing Admission screening for potential patient issues.

  • Ability to perform psychological, social, environmental, spiritual, financial, and functional assessments.

  • Ability to work independently in an unstructured environment.

  • Skill in prioritizing, time management and organization.

  • Appropriately identifies actual and potential care issues within scope of practice.

  • Critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to follow through on responsibilities and commitments.

  • Develops and manages a coordinated plan of care to meet care managed patient and/or family needs within scope of practice. Recognizes circumstances requiring nursing intervention.

  • Creative thinking and vision regarding possibilities for care options based on patient preferences.

  • Identifies and acts upon barriers to wellness.

  • Determines patient resources and determines availability of financial means/insurance benefits.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Utilizes knowledge of protocols and guidelines.

  • Monitors the patient/family progress toward goal achievement of optimizing functional status.

  • Strong collaboration and team skills, including the ability to work well with physicians, all disciplines and staff levels.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or related field.

  • Three (3) years social services experience with a health care related organization, preferably in acute care/ care coordination

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 260863