Case Manager

Full Time, Clinical

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital opened in 1958 as the first free-standing rehabilitation hospital in Philadelphia. The Hospital has over 600 employees and is nationally recognized for outstanding programs in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, with comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury. Magee serves as the federally designated Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of Delaware Valley. Only 14 such centers exist in the country. Magee is a founding member of The Christopher Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, which provides state of the art rehabilitation therapy.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a Full Time Social Work Case Manager with excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven leadership ability, independent decision making capability, advanced clinical knowledge and expertise in management of the delivery of health care services through a variety of systems.

Demonstrated evidence of motivation for continued professional growth through sharing of ideas and active participation in conferences, seminars and meetings commensurate with the goals of the individual Programs and Hospital.

General Responsibilities:

Functions as a social work case manager, assuring the quality of case management services for the patient and family, in the areas of discharge planning, provision of supportive and educational counselling, and inter-disciplinary team management.


Clinical  Responsibilities:

  • From the day of admission, facilitates flow of pre-admission information to the rehabilitation team to provide focus for initial patient treatment. Providing any constraints in regard to patient/family goals, strengths and barriers, or funding sources.
  • Establishes the initial contact and maintains on-going communication with participating external case managers, rehabilitation representatives, as well as community agencies, as appropriate.
  • Conducts a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment of patient, family and caregiver in regard to their support system, family constellation, prior and current functional status, prior and current medical history, psycho/social history, leisure and vocational history, availability of financial resources, identification of anticipated discharge needs which include durable medical equipment, environmental accessibility, transportation and current level of services.
  • Based on the above assessment and anticipated functional medical outcomes, establishes a discharge plan with patient/family caregiver and sets goals to accomplish the plan. Such activities include scheduling family teaching, facilitating family conferences,  and identification of resources to assure ongoing health care needs are met.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team, including the physician, in the allocation and provision of resources to accomplish patient goals, within the guidelines of third party payors.
  • Participates in physician rounds, family rounds, team meetings
  • Functions as the primary resource for patient, family, and caregiver related to education, information, progress towards goals, plan and outcome.
  • Coordinates and obtains appropriate documentation from members of the treatment team for durable medical equipment and other services.
  • Identifies and accesses community resources and services for effective discharge planning.
  • Communicates and effectively documents the plan of care for out-patient or follow-up services.
  • Negotiates as needed with third-party payors for out-of-contract coverage to meet patient needs or to provide more cost effective treatment options.
  • Insures that all referral information is sent to identified community resources to promote continuity of care.
  • Participates in workshops, seminars and meetings as needed to increase own and staff knowledge and expertise.
  • Presents knowledge and expertise in case management through participation in meetings, seminars and workshops and/or through the publication of articles.
  • Contributes to the institution data base and evaluation of quality of care and case management process.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or Advanced educational preparation in allied health profession preferred.
  • License or certification commensurate with professional degree.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in healthcare setting, preferably experience in physical disabilities

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Mail, Email or fax your resume to:

Human Resources
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
1513 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Employment@Mageerehab.org
Fax Number: (215) 587-9471