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The Social Worker assists patients and families to resolve all aspects which may prohibit or limit the patient from receiving maximum benefit from medical care. Evaluates social-emotional functioning of patient and families, providing counseling when necessary and facilitates the discharge plan. Works cooperatively with other hospital departments, physicians and outside agencies. Provides assistance to neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
1.Work requires a Bachelor's degree in Social Work with licensure from the State of Ohio as a Licensed Social Worker.
2.A relatively high level of analytical ability is required to assess patient needs, develop and manage discharge plan and to effectively utilize community and governmental resources.
3.A significant level of interpersonal skills is required to counsel patients and families concerning sensitive emotional and social issues.
4.Six to twelve months previous experience is required to acquire diagnostic interviewing and counseling skills.
1.Work is generally performed in an office or normal patient care environment where there is some exposures to communicable diseases.
2.On call responsibilities as assigned.
Travel Involved. Work with clients including home visits. Hours vary but generally 8a-4:30p Monday through Friday.
1.Conducts interviews with patients and families to obtain social work assessment and evaluation relevant to medical problems and discharge plan. Collaborates with entire health care team to ensure maximum benefits of medical care.
2.Completes social history and documents, when necessary on patients.
3.Evaluates data and refers patients to appropriate community resources, and if necessary, facilitates placement. Coordinates the exchange of medical and social information necessary to ensure continuity of care.
4.Provides counseling to patients, as needed, to assist them in decision making and acceptance of illness and related problem, e.g. Advance Directives, adjusting to disfiguring illness, permanent disabilities.
5.Maintains ongoing and develops new contacts with outside agencies in order to be used as a referral source.
6.Coordinates financial referrals and counsels patients and their families informing them of various assistance programs and community resources.
7.Participates as a team member in multi-disciplinary conferences.
8.Maintains JCAHO and Department standards. Prepares and submits monthly statistics as directed.
9.Provides service to all age groups. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on assigned unit.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span by completing continuing education program.
Interprets information need to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific need:
Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Mission and Core Values (Compassion, Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Sacredness of Life, Service) of Mercy.
Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or practices.
Embraces Standards of Behavior in order to provide and promote excellent customer service for both internal and external customers. Holds self and others accountable for behaviors that promote service excellence.
Adheres to all standards and policies regarding safety/patient safety initiatives.
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We'll also reward your hard work with:
Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
Paid time off
And much more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health
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