MSW level professional with experience in health care and case management as it applies to providing care for clients and patients within a hospital and in-home setting. Experience in advocating for patients in various socioeconomic, cultural, and mental health classifications.
Problem resolution ability
Successfully provided quality care to patients in a 50 plus bed unit in the emergency room.
Ensured quality control through admissions, assessment, treatment, and referral for a broad range of patients.
Serviced patients suffering from trauma, acute chest pain, respiratory failure, and drug overdoses.
Facilitated insurance authorizations and patient transfers.
Documented patient information obtained from intake interviews.
Educated patients in regards to office policies, medical procedure steps, recovery measures and medication instructions.
09/2015 - Current
TLC Medical Social Worker Agency - Los Angeles, CASocial Worker
Perform weekly one-on-one in-home psychotherapy for clients with a variation of mental health diagnosis.
Conduct in home visits with hospice clients to support end of life care.
Assess client's level of functioning in his/her environment,implementing crisis intervention and assessing for suicidal factors.
Provide case management and resources to accomplish treatment goals, work with families and significant others in acquiring their acceptance of and participation in treatment plans, set goals based on psychosocial evaluations and individual treatment plan.
Prepare weekly progress notes and attend weekly clinical supervision.
Maintain familiarity with regulatory requirements related to mandate reporting.
11/2014 - Current
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center - Long Beach, CADischarge Planner
Interview and evaluate patents and family to identify barriers to services and medical care.
Prepare timely documentation in ED notes and Auth Cert within the EPIC system.
Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers, PET team's and Case Managers, to provide timely patient placement.
Coordinate hospital admissions, transfers, mental health transfers.
Assess for home health needs and provide DME resources.
Assess patients for long term acute care, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, psychiatric care or in home services.
Prepared transfer orders, link patients to clinics and other community resources to increase sustainable health and wellness.
Use my understanding of human development, CBT, Social Learning, and other theories to assist in providing adequate services for patients and their support system.
Facilitate family meetings to insure patient and patient's family feels supported.
08/2013 - 05/2014
Fred Jefferson Memorial Homes - Gardena, CASocial Worker Intern
Provided case management for foster, homeless, or emancipated youth ages 14-21years old, conducted home visits with youth to provide supportive services in education and employment while also supporting the youths social and emotional well-being, developed and conducted off site employability workshops, evaluate clients psychosocial needs and completed detailed case notes in a timely manner.
07/2013 - 11/2014
Easter Seals of Southern California - Torrance, CABehavioral Interventionist
Provided specialized behavior intervention services to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the home, the community and /or natural settings using Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Ensured the social and emotional wellbeing and safety of the client.
Provided parent education.
Coordinated specialized training and instructional materials for caregivers.
Created and implemented behavior intervention tools to accompany behavioral modification programs.
Completed client evaluations, treatment notes, progress reports and exit summaries.
Record data and maintain targets for various behavior intervention programs.
09/2012 - 05/2013
Para Los Niños - Los Angeles, CASocial Worker Intern
Provided case management for foster, homeless, or emancipated youth ages 14-21 years old.
Conducted home visits with youth to provide supportive services in education and employment while supporting their social and emotional well-being.
Developed and conducted employability workshops.
Assessed clients psychosocial needs and complete detailed case notes in a timely manner.
Documented daily interactions in DCFS interfaced program.
09/1998 - 10/2015
Kiddie Castle Childcare - Long Beach, CAChildcare Director
Developed and maintained childcare programs (LAUP Preschool program, food program, summer program),
Conducted parent meetings.
Maintained childcare training
Developed and maintain client files, contracts and environment in accordance with Community care Licensing.
Interviewed and hired staff.
Conduct staff trainings and, developed weekly staff schedules and client curriculum.
Education and Training
Cal State University - Dominguez Hills Carson, CA, United StatesSocial Work
Cal State UniversityDominguez Hills Carson, CABachelor of Science: Child Development
Goodwill SOLAC/Gardena-Carson CASLong Beach, CAMedical Insurance and BillingMedical Insurance and Billing
BLS - Basic Life Support
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Associate Social Worker
SEIU Local 99
ASW from the Board Of Behavioral Sciences
Healthcare: computerized charting, acute care, case management, crisis intervention, clinical documentation,hospice, psychotherapy, implementing treatment plans
People skills: great bedside manner, enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills