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Case Management Social Worker

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York US


Requisition Number: 13575-2

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

SUMMARY: In collaboration with Nurse Case Managers, the social worker provides patient/family interventions to support clinical, satisfaction, financial and compliance related outcomes. He/she paces the case from a psychosocial-economic perspective by assisting patients and families in adjustment to episodes of acute and chronic illness; in coping with lifestyle changes precipitated by illness or disability; in participating in restorative health programs; in carrying out discharge recommendations; and in addressing issues of end of life care. Using a variety of treatment modalities, the social worker assists patients and families in the alleviation or resolution of social, financial and emotional problems related to illness, health care and rehabilitation.


1. Completes an assessment of patient needs and family supports, evaluates available data, selects appropriate social work interventional methods and develops, implements and evaluates plans in conjunction with the Nurse Case Manager and multidisciplinary team.

2. Works with the Nurse Case Manager, patient and family to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of discharge plans, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and community agents.

3. Provides support and counseling to patients and families experiencing and/or anticipating issues to adjusting to illness, catastrophic diagnoses, changes in living situations or loss/grief.

4. Takes responsibility for adhering to established departmental policies, procedures and objectives and for professional development.


Education - Masters degree in social work

Licensure – Current, NYS license Preferred – CCM certification Experience

Preferred – 1 year in hospital setting

Recommended skills -

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to form positive, collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary staff, patients and families

Ability to negotiate effectively with internal and external providers

Ability to manage multiple priorities -Analytical, problem-solving abilities

Basic knowledge of computers and clinical applications


Location: Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 8.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: DAY 1

Work Shift: Mon- Fri 8-4:30 Every 4th Weekend

Org Unit: 1190

Department: Care Coordination


Exempt: Yes


Grade: S10



EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Poughkeepsie

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Case Management Social Worker

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Poughkeepsie, New York US

Job Number: 40663