The medical social worker is responsible for promoting patient-centered care by evaluating psychosocial needs, providing community service coordination for identified patient populations, and providing support and crisis intervention where indicated. The social worker acts as a liaison between the patient and community resources/post-acute care providers. The social worker creates and facilitates timely implementation of discharge plans and arranges post-acute interventions identified in the plan of care. The social worker facilitates patient movement across the continuum of care and identifies, addresses, and tracks barriers to patient throughput.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) required; Masters in Social Work (MSW) preferred.
State licensure preferred (may be required by state regulations)
Certification in social work or case management preferred
Acute care social work experience preferred
Knowledgeable about internal, community and post-acute care resources
Basic social worker skills including but not limited to empathy, sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity, advocacy, communication and crisis intervention
North Florida Regional Healthcare is an organization centered around the community hospital in Gainesville, Florida
North Florida Regional Medical Center is a member of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 185 hospitals and more than 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom.
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