Job Description :
This job collaborates with all disciplines for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating / documenting psychosocial factors which contribute to patients' illnesses and/or have an impact on continuity of care; scope of services may include, but is not limited to, discharge planning, counseling, crisis intervention, information and referral, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, suspected abuse, psychiatric services and guardianships per regulatory requirements. Services may be provided both inpatient and outpatient.
- Completes and documents psychosocial assessments, intervention, and coordination of care to identified populations.
- Provides crisis intervention/counseling to identified populations to enhance patient/family coping mechanisms regarding illness.
- Engages the patient/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team in the discharge process to identify appropriate post-acute resources and community service follow-ups.
- Provides education to patients/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team regarding psychosocial factors related to illness.
- Actively participates in those areas of expertise to further enhance the role of social work within the hospital.
- Other duties as assigned or requested.
- Master's Degree in Social Work
- 6 years of related and progressive experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree
- 5 years of Post-graduate experience with experience as a Social Worker in an inpatient, outpatient, home health, or other healthcare setting where medical social work services are provided
- 2 years Case Management related activities
LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS
- Licensed Social Worker (LSW) OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Understanding of the importance of cultural competency in addressing targeted populations
- Understanding of the role of lifestyle in disease processes
- Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office products
- Ability to work collaboratively and function as a team member in a professional environment
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and perform work independently
- Evidence of ability to analyze outcomes and develop goal-oriented action plans
- Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills
- Motivational interviewing competency
- Advance care planning competency
- Ability to work in a high performing team environment that requires flexibility
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office products
Language (Other than English):
50% - 75%
PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS
Teaches / trains others regularly
Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site
Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)
Physical work site required
Lifting: up to 10 pounds
Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds
Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds
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