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This job assumes responsibility for bio-psychosocial assessments, patient education, evaluation, referral to appropriate community resources and supportive and crisis interventions. Applies thorough knowledge and use of the company and community based services to coordinate and implement complex discharge plans; collaborates and communicates (verbally and through the maintenance of the medical record) with the multidisciplinary team to (re) evaluate and respond to patient and caregiver needs including, but not limited to, emotional, social, cultural and spiritual needs in relation to adapting to the patient's medical condition. Additionally, this job may practice clinical social work within the agency only under the supervision of an LCSW employed by the company.
Required - Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from a university accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Required - None.
Preferred- Two years experience in a medical setting
Required - Certified Social Worker (CSW) as verified by the LABSWE OR Registered Social Worker (RSW) certificate. Must take and pass licensure exam within 6 months of employment.
Preferred - Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) as verified by the LABSWE preferred or must schedule and pass exam within 6 months of employment.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of required job information.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, keyboard, and various software packages specific to role.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
- Working knowledge of common disease entities and disorders and medical terminology in order to understand acute and ongoing needs of patients and families.
- Working knowledge of an acute and chronic care medical setting, medical terminology and the psychosocial and economic effects of illness and/or trauma upon the patient and their support system.
- Knowledge of heath care systems and public programs such as those funded by Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial insurance plans.
- Strong interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with patients, families, multidisciplinary team members, departmental peers, and community agency personnel.
- Conducts patient assessment interviews, provides referrals and coordinates discharge plans.
- Identifies and provides helpful resources to patients and families.
- Maintains patient records and documents and communicates critical information to the medical team.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge and required certifications through continuing education and development.
- Utilizes management resources.
- Participates in on-call rotation.
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
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