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Location:
Miami, Florida, United States
Posted:
April 23, 2018

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Kamilah Cross

Medical Social Worker MSW - Memorial Regional Hospital

Miami, FL

ac479x@r.postjobfree.com

954-***-****

A dedicated social worker, with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged individuals. A self-starter with key strengthens in counseling, case management, psycho-social education, program implantation, discharge planning, and organizational planning. Skilled in building community support, key coalitions, and strategic inter-agency partnerships. Excel in counseling, case management, and program coordination. Demonstrates an ability in identifying problematic situations by assisting and advocating for the client's needs and promoting empowerment for growth. Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Medical Social Worker MSW

Memorial Regional Hospital - Hollywood, FL

January 2016 to Present

• Facilitate coordination of care of patients in various units including but not limited too Med Surgical, Oncology, Orthopedic, Emergency Room, and Cardiology

• Completing bio-psycho-social assessments of patients to identify emotional, social and environmental strengths and/ or problems related to diagnosis, illness, treatment to facilitate safe discharge planning.

• Develop discharge plan responsive to patient and family needs, based on insurance coverage and available resources. Coordination of services in collaboration with patient, family, and interdisciplinary team..

• Provide crisis intervention, education, and counseling to patient and families to facilitate coping for the advancement of plan of care based on identified needs, medical recommendations, and available resources.

• Proactively obtained insurance authorization, identify delays and intervened to minimize and overturn Insurance denials

• Successfully transitioned 100s of patients on/to the next levels of health care (i.e. acute, sub- acute, home care, crisis intervention units); entitlements; community resources; and advance directives

• Arranging for resources/funds to finance medications, durable medical equipment, shelter placement, substance abuse, insurance obtainment, mental health resources, and supportive therapy options

• Train/ mentor new staff members and students

• Worked side by side with internal medicine and consulting physicians to coordinate timely patient care and discharge plans.

• Proficient understanding of legal and regulatory agencies such as HIPAA, EMTALA, CMS, & ACHA Outpatient Therapist

Chrysalis Health - North Miami Beach, FL

October 2015 to July 2016

• Provide mental health and substance abuse counseling to adults, adolescents, children and families in the community, schools and homes. Effectively carrying a caseload that average a total of 25 clients

• Perform behavioral therapeutic on site services, psycho-social assessments, and psychological testing as needed through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing therapeutic interventions and technique to assist in treatment.

• Developed and revised treatment plans that fostered client's specific therapeutic needs and assists in coordinating discharge planning.

• Promoted communication and collaboration among interdisciplinary health care team members to reach desired out comes in patients treatment.

Medical Social Worker MSW Intern

Memorial Regional Hospital - Hollywood, FL

January 2015 to July 2015

• Completed comprehensive psychosocial assessment to assist in discharge planning and continuity of care planning

• Provide education to patients and families about illness and treatment options

• Provide emotional support for patients/families in regard to hospital admission; possible role changes; exploring emotional/social responses to illness and treatment;

• Educating patients on the levels of health care (i.e. acute, sub- acute, home care); entitlements; community resources; and advance directives

• Arranging for resources/funds to finance medications, durable medical equipment, shelter placement, substance abuse, insurance obtainment, mental health resources, and supportive therapy options

• Promoting communication and collaboration among interdisciplinary health care team members Psychosocial-Program Coordinator MSW Intern

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Fort Lauderdale, FL May 2014 to August 2014

Ft. Lauderdale, FL Psychosocial-Program Coordinator MSW Intern

• Address the psycho-social needs of clients living with Multiple Sclerosis at MS clinics once a week.

• Provided group, individual and family counseling through crisis intervention and emotional support both face to face and over the phone.

• Provide education, supportive programs, and counseling to patients, families and caregivers in the MS population

• Assess patient for medical needs and medication management abilities.

• Assisted in the implementation of psychosocial educational program trip for children whose parents live with Multiple Sclerosis.

• Assisted in the development of a diverse community program and educational forums to help empower patients with information about their diagnosis. Independent Living Counselor

Volunteers of America - Fort Lauderdale, FL

March 2006 to June 2006

• Assess functionality of dual diagnosis consumer's appropriateness for independent living.

• Provide in home counseling to maintain sobriety and independence

• Medicaid and SAMH billing to provide care for patients with co-occurring disorders

• Demonstrated outstanding case management (caseload of up to 20) and dedication to clients Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor

Fellowship House - Miami, FL

January 2005 to March 2006

• Provide group and individual psycho-social counseling for a caseload of 20 dual diagnosis members.

• Developed, reviewed, and revised treatment plans as well as Medicaid Prior Authorizations for members insurance coverage

• Collaborated closely with interdisciplinary team members on development of appropriate case plans meeting individual client needs.

• Evaluated client's behaviors and made assessments through daily, weekly, and monthly notes. Education

Masters of Social Work in Social Work

Florida International University

2015

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

Florida International University

2005

Certifications/Licenses

Registered Clinical Social Worker

October 2017



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