Medical Social Worker

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  • Foley, AL
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Social Worker


  • Description

    REPORTS TOPatient Care Coordinator

    GENERAL PURPOSE:

    The social worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Graduate of a bachelor’s program in social work accredited by the Council on Social
      Work Education.
    • Minimum of one (1) years’ experience in health care.
    • Must be a licensed Social Worker in the state to be employed.
    • Experience in a home health care preferred.
    • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
    • Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.
    • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
    • Must be capable of performing the job functions of this position with or without accommodations.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients related to the patient’s illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse.
    • Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings.
    • Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
    • Provides information and referral services for Company patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
    • Provides information to patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.
    • Serves as liaison between patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.
    • Maintains collaborative relationships with Company personnel to support patient care.
    • Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and Company personnel.
    • Participates in the development of the total plan of care and case conferences as required.
    • Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems.
    • Participates in discharge planning.
    • Adheres to all of the Company’s policies and procedures.
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 
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Administrative
PRN
Professional
Req #: 2617-1464

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