MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF NURSES

DEPARTMENT:NURSING

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must have a Masters Degree from a Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

• One (1) year of Social Work experience in a health care setting. Must be able to function in an independent fashion and have considerable maturity of judgment.

DUTIES:

• Communicates significant information regarding patients with other members of a healthcare team and makes necessary recommendations and suggestions to improve the Plan of Care

• Collaborates with the physician and other members of the health team to develop a Plan of Care.

• Assessment of psychological, emotional and/or economical factors affecting patient’s limitations and potential for and/or lack of improvement

• Initial evaluation visit, interim evaluations (as deemed necessary) and discharge evaluation from Social Services are required documentation.

• Assessment of patients needs for long term care including home and family situation, exploring alternatives to in home care arrangement for placement

• Counsel patient, caregiver regarding long term planning and decision making.

• Clinical notes should be written each visit and include progress, or lack of, specific plans, goals, anticipated length of service, referrals made and follow up on referrals

Identify, high risk indicators potentially endangering patients and provide intervention reports situation to Case Managers and proper authorities

Provide brief therapy to facilitate improved coping, adjustment, management, and compliance to medical regimen

Attends staff meetings, participates in in-services, case conferences and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement activity as required

• Prepares clerical and progress notes and submits them in a timely manner to the office.

Acknowledgement:

*I have reviewed my job description and agree to perform all duties mentioned to the best of my ability; I understand that my job duties may change as the needs of the agency change. I further agree to notify my immediate supervisor if I am unable to complete any of my job duties in a timely manner.