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Social Worker Program Specialist

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 186 - Social Services
Requisition Number: 14-1645786

Job Description:

PACT (Preventable Admissions Care Team) is funded by 1) the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (C-PACT) under the Community-based Care Transitions Program [CCTP] for fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries; 2) HealthFirst for HealthFirst patients; and 3) Mount Sinai for other patients. C-PACT is a two-year grant, which began October 1, 2012, with additional funding, assuming positive outcomes, possible annually for three additional years. With excellent results, it is possible that funding could continue beyond the five years. Because of the anticipated deployment of additional Mount Sinai PACT social workers to other campuses of the Mount Sinai Health System to serve HealthFirst patients, it is anticipated that an additional Social Work Program Coordinator will be needed.

The primary goal of C-PACT is to reduce the Hospital's (Mount Sinai Manhattan and Queens) 30-day readmissions of Medicare fee-for-service patients by 20%. C-PACT, a joint effort of Mount Sinai and The Institute for Family Health, provides intensified transitional planning for five-weeks post-discharge for Medicare fee-for-service patients at high risk for readmission. This program is based on existing research about how to help those patients at high risk for readmission stay out of the Hospital.

The role of the Social Work Program Coordinators is be to participate in the PACT leadership group and to

provide leadership and supervision for a group of PACT social workers, both working with a large group of volunteers. There are some budgetary constraints for this position.

Job Qualifications:

New York State LCSW required.

Ability to provide exceptional clinical and administrative supervision and leadership to social workers in a key program, with national reach, for the Hospital and Department.

Exceptional skills in engaging and assessing patients and families and in coordinating of resources within families and hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care.

Exceptional organizational, collaborative, communication and presentation skills.

Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.

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