Performs psychosocial assessments of and on-going direct social work services to patients and families; participates in formulating and implementing discharge plans; identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address those needs; and participates in educational activities.
Performs psychosocial assessment of patients and families.
Provides introduction and orientation to newly admitted patients/families.
Evaluates new admissions by interviewing patients and families, contacting other agencies, if indicated, and reviewing available information.
Prepares psychosocial assessments of patients and families using knowledge and understanding of needs of adults/geriatrics.
Prepares comprehensive care plans.
Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.
Maintains documentation of initial contacts with patient/families and of psychosocial assessments.
Formulates and implements psychosocial treatment plans.
Employs clinical skills in counseling individuals and families regarding coping/adjusting to illness and placement and discharge planning.
Formulates and implements discharge plans.
Establishes and maintains professional relationship with patients and families.
Incorporates knowledge of community resources and entitlement programs in planning.
Negotiates community systems and programs.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team.
Implements and continuously evaluates treatment plans.
Provides social work services in accordance with required standards.
Utilizes knowledge of financial/reimbursement/regulatory systems and requirements in providing services to patients and families
Completes MDS forms, as required.
Anticipates needs/problems in case management.
Maintains documentation of case activity/data.
Identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address them.
Collaborates with staff to identify unmet needs.
Participates with staff in group functioning - Patient Council and other patient/family groups.
Coordinates family groups.
Utilizes knowledge of Social Work treatment modalities in assessing program needs.
Represents the facility and department when meeting with community agencies.
Performs related duties, as required.
Master's Degree in Social Work, required.
LMSW required within one (1) year of employment, required.
Clinical experience, preferred.