Medical Social Worker

Job ID
2021-194563
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Home Health and Hospice
Hours / Pay Period
2
Facility
St. Elizabeth Home Care
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Flexible Hours
Work Schedule
Varies
Location
IN-Lawrenceburg

Overview

HAH St. Elizabeth Home Care

 

St. Elizabeth Home Care has provided home care and wellness services for over 44 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. St. Elizabeth Home Care provides quality care through a team of registered nurses, social workers, companions, dieticians, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists

Responsibilities

At St. Elizabeth Home Care, we're dedicated to making a difference in peoples' lives every day. It's what made you become an MSW in the first place. Join our amazing team to enjoy a flexible schedule and the ability to make a difference in your community!

 

The Medical Social Work Coordinates care with other caregivers and the attending physicians to improve and/or maintain the social, emotional, functional and physical health status of the patient.

  • Establishes a care plan in accordance to the physician’s plan of treatment. Provides crisis intervention as required.
  • Reports changes in patient condition to appropriate personnel and the attending physician.
  • Assists the physician and other caregivers in understanding the significant social, emotional and economic factors influencing the patient’s ability to improve medically.
  • Provides patient care education to patient and caregivers.
  • 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 caregivers to resolve problems interfering with an optimum caring relationship between the patient and caregiver.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to the needs, customs and feelings of patient and caregivers.
  • Participates in agency in-services, case conferences, discharge planning, summary reports, quarterly record review and annual program review.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree from an accredited school approved by the Council on Social Work Education. 
  • Currently licensed/certified (if required) to practice in the state serviced.
  • One year social work experience in a health care setting required. Home care experience preferred.
  • Must obtain and maintain current CPR Certification.

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