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The role of the social worker in the acute care and community-based settings is a unique role that should not be confused with that of the RN case manager. This program will review the best practice roles and functions of the social worker and the RN case manager in order to differentiate the similarities and differences between the two roles. Included will be a review of the standards of practice for case management as well as the unique elements of the social worker’s role in psychosocial assessment, planning and intervention both in the hospital as well as in the community. Referral criteria for referral of a patient to the social worker (high risk screen) will be discussed. Strategies for integration of the roles of the social worker and the RN case manager will provide a framework for ensuring that the two positions are different yet complimentary. The role of the social worker in community-based case management programs will also be reviewed as well as how to identify the best ways to optimize the roles in the community where there are large numbers of patients that may require case management services.
RN case managers and social workers have always had to work closely together in order to achieve positive outomes for their patients. However, the roles have sometimes become unclear as to which professional performs which elements of the case management roles and functions. This webinar will review the differences and similarities between the roles of the social worker and the nurse case manager in both the acute care and community-based settings. It will explore how best practice models help to clearly differentiate the complimentary skill sets of both disciplines. The program will also explore how social workers can optimize their time by working at the “top of their license” in case managing the most psychosocially complex patients and families.
Whether you are an RN case manager or a social worker you will want to pariticpate in this webinar in order to gain the skills necessary to improve your case management team’s work flow and outcomes in order to meet the needs of an ever increasingly complex patient population!
Acute Care Hospitals