Home Care MSW

Job ID
2020-114552
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Home Health and Hospice
Hours / Pay Period
2
Facility
Deaconess Home Health
Shift
Varied
Location
Evansville
State/Province
IN
Standard Hours
Optional

Overview

HAH Deaconess Home Health and Hospice

 

Deaconess Home Health has provided home care and wellness services for many years. Their innovative services and specialty programs recognize the needs of each patient and promote the highest quality of life. Their goal is to ensure all services consistently exceed quality measures and the expectations of patients and referring physicians. Deaconess Home Health's quality care is provided through a team of registered nurses, social workers, companions, dieticians, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists

Responsibilities

Your work should be more than just a job. With us, you can expect a rewarding career, family-friendly work schedules and an opportunity to make a difference, to have a voice and to advance your career.

 

The Medical Social Worker coordinates care with other caregivers and the attending physician to improve and/or maintain the social, emotional, functional and physical health status of the client.

 

  • Establishes a care plan in according to the physician’s plan of treatment. Provides crisis intervention as required.   
  • Assists the physician and other caregivers in understanding the significant social/emotional/economic factors influencing the patients ability to improve medically.
  • Assists in making appropriate community referrals to gain access to additional resources as needed. (i.e. applications for public assistance, housing problems, additional health care resources, transportation).                     
  • Works with the patient’s family/caregivers to resolve problems interfering with an optimum caring relationship between the patient and family /caregiver.
  • Participates in agency in-services designed to increase the knowledge of staff to maximize productive interaction with patients, case conferences, discharge planning, summary reports, quarterly record review and annual program review

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited school
  • Currently licensed to practice in the state served
  • One year of social work experience in a health care setting required

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