HIV Social Worker/Care Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 4/6/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  8768 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.



FLSA Status

Exempt

Job Role Summary

The HIV Social Worker/Care Coordinator - HIV Grant works in collaboration with other service/agency providers for persons infected with HIV/AIDS; provides service for individuals regardless of age, race, religion, gender, beliefs, culture, mental and physical ability and sexual orientation. This position performs care coordination services that include: comprehensive assessment, individualized care plans, providing linkage to appropriate community resources, monitoring services received, following individual progress and adapting care plans.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provides services to persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their significant others
  • Assists persons infected/affected with HIV with gaining access to medical, psychosocial, social, financial and other related services as an ongoing process
  • Performs care coordination services that include: comprehensive assessment, individualized care plans, providing linkage to appropriate community resources, monitoring services received, following individual progress and adapting care plans.
  • Works in collaboration with other service/agency providers for persons infected with HIV/AIDS; provides service for individuals regardless of age, race, religion, gender, beliefs, culture, mental and physical ability and sexual orientation
  • Completes comprehensive psychosocial screening and medical history on all new HIV patients being followed by Eskenazi Health Infectious Disease
  • Facilitates the completion of the care coordination agreement and release of information agreements
  • Participates in multidisciplinary staffing on clinic days
  • Meets with patients in clinic and prepares timely documentation for discussion and referrals on standardized clinic encounter forms
  • Refers clients to community resources for financial assistance, assists clients in filling out applications for emergency financial assistance: DEFA (Direct Emergency Financial Assistance)
  • Links clients to community resources for basic needs ie., food, clothing and shelter
  • Collaborates with agencies in the community who also serve HIV clients
  • Counsels clients on end of life issues
  • Attends educational trainings as required by Grantees (federal, state and county)
  • Performs grant writing for care coordination position
  • Consults with HIV patients admitted to the hospital and provides information and resources pertaining to HIV/AIDS with complete assessment documented in the history and physical.
  • Refers to inpatient social worker for discharge planning
  • Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate of age of patients served (i.e. adolescent, geriatric, pediatric, neonatal, adult) as described in the area/unit age-specific and/or job specific competencies


Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in social work (may be obtained after hire if already enrolled per the department's discretion)
  • Current LSW or LCSW
  • Social work experience in a health care setting is preferred


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the HIV disease process
  • Maintains ability to work independently and on an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to:
    • Bill Medicaid for Care Coordination services provided to clients who have Medicaid insurance
    • Assess, identify and utilize community resources to meet individual needs
    • Assist in filling out applications for insurance programs such as: Medicaid, ADAP, ICHIA, HIAP, Ryan White Service Program, referrals to financial counselor for Eskenazi Health Advantage program, and provides information about insurance programs
    • Provide direct and indirect advocacy for HIV patients
    • Provide educational initiative aimed at patients, significant others, hospital staff and the community focused on HIV
    • Assist clients on completing legal forms for Power of Attorney, Living Wills and Health Care Representative
    • Write statements and to gather information on HIV/AIDS statistics, HIV/AIDS populations and services provided for clients
    • Communicate with patients, family and staff with sensitivity for this vulnerable population


Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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