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Social Worker

Social Worker

Job Description


Job Functions:
As Social Worker, you are responsible for planning and coordinating activities related to discharge planning. Developing and implementing a plan of care designed to meet the patient’s post hospitalization needs while ensuring continuity of care. No supervisory function.

Duties and Responsibilities of Social Worker:
  • Assess patients and families for post discharge needs; inform patients and families on discharge planning options based on diagnoses, prognoses, resources, and preferences related to home care services.
  • Coordinate and facilitate timely implementation of discharge plans for assigned patients; arrange follow-up care as appropriate.
  • Document findings, discharge plans, and actions taken on medical record according to departmental guidelines; prepare reports and maintain records as required.
  • Act as an educational resource and provide consultation to hospital medical personnel regarding discharge planning process and applicable federal, state, and local regulations; identify benefits, implications and limitations of home care as appropriate.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meeting regarding the planning and implementation of patient care; facilitate communication and problem solving related to discharge planning.
  • Perform a variety of clerical activities associated with the discharge planning procedures and the transfer and replacement of residents into facilities and community service agencies such as nursing home, rehabilitation centers, mental health programs, rest homes, adult day care programs, substance abuse programs, and hospitals.
  • Assist patients with transfer and discharge procedures in providing information and instructions regarding accommodations, finances, and insurance.
  • Visit patients on wards and perform personal services upon request; arrange accommodations and transportation for patients and their relatives as required.
  • May be trained and assigned to perform the Customer Care Liaison duties as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements

Experience :
  • Will accept entry level candidatesSpecific Requirements:
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, coordinating, and organizational skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide training appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
  • Must possess the ability to plan and develop new programs.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Nonprofit - Social Services, Health Care, Management
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 3106
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Social Worker

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