Social Worker
Caring Hearts Homecare
Manassas, Virginia, United States
1d ago

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.

    Requirements :

  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates effective problem-solving skills
  • Qualifications :

  • 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

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