Job Description Summary:
The Medical Social Worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
A.Assesses the psychosocial status of patients related to the patient’s illness and environment and communicates findings to the Clinical Manager or Case Manager.
B.Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings.
C.Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
D.Provides information and referral services for Organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
E.Provides information to patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.
F.Serves as liaison between patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.
G.Maintains collaborative relationships with Organization personnel to support patient care.
H.Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and organization personnel.
I.Participates in the development of the total plan of care and case conferences as required.
J.Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems.
K.Participates in discharge planning.
1.Graduate of a Master’s Degree program in social work accredited by the Council on Social
Work Education required in the state of Florida.
2.Graduate of a Master’s Degree program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree program if there is a Masters-prepared social worker already on staff.
3.Current license in the agency state of operation as a Social Worker required excluding the state of Florida.
4.Minimum of one year's experience in health care required.
5.Experience in a home health care preferred.
6.Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
7.Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.