Medical Social Worker
Pinnacle Senior Care, a CHAP accredited leader in skilled home health is leading the way into the future with its dynamic chronic care home health model. Pinnacle Senior Care is a partner of US Medical Management and owned by a Fortune 250 company. Pinnacle presents the unique opportunity to be part of a medically-centered home care provider within a continuum of care that includes Home Care, Hospice, Visiting Physicians Association, and Laboratory/Diagnostic services.
We are seeking applicants that desire the experience of changing healthcare through compassionate delivery of care. We provide opportunity for growth and advancement, with over 20 branch locations in 8 states.
Partnership with Visiting Physicians Association allows staff easy access to doctors to optimize quality patient care.
#1 operating point of care system/ Home Care Home Base.
Ready access to professional resources such as wound care and rehabilitation specialists.
Weekly team conferences to optimize patient care through open discussion with the interdisciplinary team.
Flexible scheduling with very limited on-call and weekend hours.
A Competitive salary package which includes a 401k match.
Fast advancement opportunities in a rapidly expanding innovative healthcare environment offering a clinical ladder.
A unique opportunity to provide care with specialty programs that focus on disease pathology, Health Literacy, and treating the whole patient.
Agency is a Member of the National Association for Home Care.
The Medical Social Worker (MSW) is a qualified professional who, in accordance with the plan of treatment, assists the physician and other team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the health problems, participates in the development of the plan of treatment, prepares clinical and progress notes, works with the family, utilizes appropriate community resources, participates in discharge planning and in-service programs and acts as a consultant to other agency personnel.
Essential Duties and responsibilities
Provide medical social work services where appropriate, to individuals and families receiving skilled services from the Agency
Resolve social or emotional problems that are or are expected to be an impediment to the effective treatment of the patients medical condition or rate of recovery
Develop and implement a plan of care that necessitates the skills of a qualified medical social worker to be performed safely and effectively
Assess the relationship of the patients medical and nursing requirements to the patients home situation, financial resources and availability of community resources
Take appropriate action to obtain available community resources to assist in resolving the patients problem
Provide counseling services that are required by the patient
Provide medical social services to the patients family member or caregiver on a short term basis (i.e. 2-3 visits) when the HHA can demonstrate that a brief intervention by a medical social worker is necessary to remove a clear and direct impediment to the effective treatment of the patients medical condition
Complete evaluation paperwork and patient care plan submitted to Clinical Supervisor per agency policy and procedure
Provide medical social services including assessment, evaluation, procedures, teaching and training activities as outlined in the patient Plan of Care
Submit completed visit notes; communication notes per agency policy and procedure
Submit change orders per agency policy
Maintain open lines of communication to all members of the continuum of care team
Act as a preceptor in the orientation of new medical social work staff as requested
Attend staff meetings, team conferences and educational in-services per agency requirements
Participate in Process Improvement (PI) program by assisting with collection of data and serves on PI team upon request
Participate in discharge planning process in accordance with Medicare Criteria and agency policy and procedure
Follow agency policies and procedures
Perform these and all other duties as assigned by the Administrator
Able to lift 40 pounds from floor to shoulder
Repetitive walking, standing, sitting, bending, and use of hands
Able to drive a car 2-4 hours per day
REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Experience
A Master's degree (MSW) from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education or Bachelor degree (BSW)
Current unencumbered State professional license
One (1) year of social work experience in a health care setting
An automobile to be used for work, current drivers license, good driving record and proof of insurance
Proficiency in clinical skills
The ability to make sound professional clinical judgment
The ability to assess and document patient needs and formulate individualized patient care plans to meet those needs
Excellent verbal and written communication
Proficiency in personal computer use including email, clinical, word processing, and spreadsheet software