DUTIES: Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors. The Department of Medicine/ STAR Program at SUNY Downstate is seeking a full time Social Worker Assistant. The successful candidate will: - Assist patient in obtaining needed services such as insurance benefits, entitlements, housing, transportation, vocational assistance and referrals to community based agencies for other services. - Complete letters, forms and other paperwork for patients, based on need and eligibility. - Document all patient contact and activities on behalf of the patient in the EMR. - Work collaboratively with case management, medical and other interdisciplinary staff and coordinate patient care, maintaining communication through patient huddles, EMR messaging and verbal communication. - Assist patients with enrollment into Medicaid, uninsured care programs, and enrollment into the healthcare marketplace. - Assist patients in completing paperwork for cap on charges and sliding fee scale when applicable. Ensure all patients bring in income verification annually, in accordance with grant funding requirements. - Participate in performance improvement process. - Participate in health center outreach and patient retention activities, including occasional weekends. - Adhere to University Hospital of Brooklyn's Principles of Behavior. - Conduct Mental Health and Substance use screening. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - Bachelor's degree in social work or related field with 2 years' experience providing case management services in a health care or social service agency. - Excellent organizational and communication skills required. - Experience with underserved populations such as people living with HIV/HCV, LGBTQ, and those with mental health and substance use disorders strongly preferred. - Certified Application Counselor (CAC) credential required, but may be obtain upon hire. - Bi-lingual Preferred. Additional Info: *Please include the 5 digit line number and job title in the subject and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.