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Social Worker - PRN

Social Worker - PRN

Job Description

Position Summary:
Assists in meeting the psychosocial needs of the emergency room patients, by providing emotional support, counseling, crisis intervention and discharge planning services to patients/families.

Knowledge & Skills:

A thorough working knowledge of social services in a direct services health care setting is needed, including crisis intervention, support counseling and discharge planning. The Social Worker Case Manager must interact with physicians, staff, patient/family and outside agencies and be knowledgeable of community resources and alternate care facilities.  He/she must be able to provide services to those patients from birth to the geriatric populations.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in face-to-face personal contact with patients and their families. Must have working knowledge of community information and resources for referrals. Ability to learn computer entry and retrieval skills. Discretion in handling highly confidential information from patients and medical records, and the ability to work with highly diverse populations.

Job Requirements

Education:
Required: 
Bachelors of Social Work
Preferred:  Master's of Social Work

 

Experience:

Required:  Minimum two years experience in the social work field preferable in an acute care/hospital setting.  Working knowledge of philosophy/process/role related to discharge planning; general case management knowledge, community resources, needs assessment, principles of utilization review/quality assurance, and reimbursement structures (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, HMO) preferred.


Credentials:
Required: 
Current license through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Per Diem
Job Type Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 00196-31444
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Social Worker - PRN


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