Provides case and group work services to patients and/or their families during patient's Hospital stay. Ensures continuity of medical care by referral to appropriate follow-up services.
Provides direct service to patients and their families using a variety of social work modalities in order to help clients maximize their functioning. Travel to patient homes, community resources, community meetings may be required.
Advocates on behalf of the client to ensure maximum access to health care.
Maintains appropriate professional patient care documentation as defined by hospital policies and procedures.
Functions in a consultative and educative capacity with all pertinent individuals or agencies that impact on patients.
Prepares materials for supervisory conferences.
May direct the activities of paraprofessional staff, social work interns and volunteers.
May participate in appropriate research, staff development programs and community liaison activities.
Performs related duties, as required.
Master's Degree in social work, required.
MSW from accredited school of Social Work, required.
LMSW required within one year of employment.
Currently Licensed strongly preferred
2 years post-masters work experience with an adult population, required.
2 years post-masters work experience in a psychiatric environment, required.
Experience in individual, outpatient, and short-term crisis, preferred.