Medical Social Worker

Amedisys Home Health Services Wheeling , WV 26003

Posted 3 weeks ago

What You Will Do

Provides social worker assessment and treatment; assisting patients and families in the patient's place of residence as prescribed by a Physician. The Social Worker assists the patient and family with health related financial, social and emotional concerns and assists with effective coping skills.

  • Provides Social Work Services in accordance with the Physician's plan of care.

  • Demonstrates competency in the skills required by the care center.

  • Performs accurate and comprehensive assessments.

  • Ensures that changes in the patient's clinical status are communicated to other healthcare team members and the care center office staff in a timely manner (documented communication in the patient's record).

  • Coordinates care planning and delivery with the physician, patient/ family, other healthcare team members to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.

  • Provides medical social work interventions and treatment based on an ongoing patient assessment/ reassessment and in accordance with Physician orders.

  • Educates the patient and family members and other team members on medical social work interventions and treatment plan.

  • Performs care planning, transfer and discharge functions in accordance with care center policy and applicable laws, regulations and standards.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences/ patient care conferences in accordance with care center policy.

  • Develops, prepares and maintains individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate and timely documentation per care center policy.

  • Identifies risks or threats to the patient's health in the patient's environment and promptly implements appropriate interventions to reduce risks. Communicates identification of risks/ threats to the patient to the Physician and other members of the healthcare team to coordinate care effectively.

  • Maintains knowledge of community resources, identifying appropriate resources to meet patient and family needs to facilitate optimal outcomes.

  • Keeps abreast of social work trends and knowledge.

  • Adheres to all applicable laws, regulations and standards.

  • Complies with the care center's policies.

  • Participates in the agency's Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Program and activities.

  • Participates in in-service programs and provides educational in-service programs to agency staff as requested.

Required

  • Holds a Master's or Doctoral degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; and

  • Has 1 (one) year of social work experience in a health care setting.

  • Meets state and federal requirements for this position.

  • Current CPR certification

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