J ob Description :
The medical social worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.
Essential Job Functions / Responsibilities :
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 interventions based on evaluation findings.
Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
Provides information and referral services for Organization 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 Organization personnel to support patient care.
Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and organization 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.
Other duties as delegated by the Clinical Director / Supervisor.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.
The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.
Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills
Master’s Degree from a School of Social Work approved by the Council of Social Work Education.
Must have or be in the process of acquiring, certification from the Academy of Certified Social Workers.
Two years’ experience preferred, with at least one year of experience in a health care setting (hospital, clinic,rehabilitation center, etc.).
Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
Must have a criminal background check.
Must have current CPR certification.
Job Types : Full-time, Part-time