About MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience.
General Summary of Position:
The Social Worker works in conjunction with a care team in providing supportive services to patients and their families. Assists Director to ensure all staff is providing quality care to patients and families from admission through discharge and aftercare. Follow and maintains department specific policies, procedures, and maintains assigned competencies.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
Assesses the patient's and family's psychosocial needs as related to the patient's terminal illness.
Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of the comprehensive plan of care.
Documents problems, psychococial assessment, appropriate goals, care provided, interventions and patient, family, and caregiver response to each intervention.
Assesses and refers for ongoing bereavement services.
Supports the patient unique cultural and spiritual beliefs with referrals to clergy or chaplain as requested.Enhances the responsiveness of the environment by connecting the patient, family and caregivers with community resources as needed.
Provides interventions for specific symptom relief (fear, grief, depression, anger, etc.).
Screens for psychopathology and educates/intervenes accordingly.
Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.