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Heart Failure Care Coordinator, LCSW


Position Summary

Position Summary
Collaborates with the Heart Failure clinical team to identify patients likely to benefit from care coordination services to include assessing patients' risk factors and the need for care coordination, clinical utilization management and preventative care services. Works with Mechanical Circulatory Support Team to support that patient population.


Essential Functions

  • Takes the lead in ensuring the continuity and consistency of care, across the continuum (inpatient, emergency and ambulatory care/ outpatient) to ensure integrated delivery across all settings to include the facilitation comprehensive discharge planning (in the hospital) and follow-up care (as an outpatient).
  • Develops an effective working relationship with the Patient and Family Counselors/ Social Workers and the UR nurses to engage the patient/family to collaborate, advocate and problem solve, to support and enhance their functional ability, while ensuring an appropriate and timely discharge plan.
  • Daily monitoring of progress towards discharge plans and/ or need to alter discharge plan due to change in patient condition / family needs with a priority placed on those patients at highest risk for complication/ admission/ readmission.
  • Educates patients/ families with chronic illness about evidence-based standards of care to include self-management strategies.
  • Identifies support needs for patients and their families, develops action plan(s), and provides creative guidance in initiating and overcoming any self-management strategies.
  • Educates patients and families about the health care system and facilitates relationship building between the various settings.
  • Ensures patients have access to prescriptions, durable medical equipment (DME), and other services as identified.
  • Contributes to problem solving within the team through communication, collaboration, data collection, obtaining consensus and evaluating outcomes of treatment options to include tracking patient progress towards care plan goals and revising the care plan as indicated.
  • Advocates for patients in order to optimize their health care needs including but not limited to: safety, physical, legal and financial well-being.
  • Refers patients to education regarding the healthcare delivery and reimbursement systems, prescription drug programs, health & wellness programs, community agencies, public and private organizations, housing options, and other services, as appropriate.
  • Works with available IT resources (i.e. Phytel, Crimson) to facilitate registry reporting and maintenance of specified patient populations to improve disease outcome measures through evidence-based guidelines and the implementation of clinical decision support tools, referral and test tracking, and preventive medicine reminders.
  • Participates in clinical outcome measurement to include the identification of strategies that promote population health.
  • Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions to include the implementation of policies, procedures and standards to support the assigned duties.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • In absence of the manager, provides coverage to the department.
  • In conjunction with the manager, provides primary supervision back up to the weekend and evening staff.
  • Possesses excellent analytical and team building skills, as well as the ability to prioritize and work independently.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served though knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Demonstrates awareness of medical/ legal issues, patient rights and compliance with standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies


A Master's degree from an accredited graduate program in Social Work

Maintains a Florida license (Chapter 491 Florida Statutes) as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
For Home Health, valid Florida driver's license and must be insurable under the Orlando Health insurance carrier's requirements and standards.

Three (3) years of direct clinical experience with an emphasis on the population to be served in the assigned area