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Licensed Social Worker (Home Health)

LHC Group Champaign, IL Full-Time
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Overview

The Licensed Social Worker (MSW, LSW) in Home Health assists patients and families in coping with problems resulting from severe or long-term illness, and with difficulties in recovery and rehabilitation. The Social Worker (MSW) will assess, diagnose, and treat patient's mental and social conditions, counsel individuals and|or families, and update case records. The licensed social worker with a master's degree performs these functions under the supervision of the licensed master's degreed social worker. LHC Illinois Home Health Care, a part of LHC Group. is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. 


Additional Details

  • Assists the patient, significant others, physician, and health care team staff to understand significant personal, emotional, environmental, and social factors and difficulties related to the patient's health problems; which interfere with maximizing the benefit of medical services and the plan of care.
  • Contributes as a health care team member to the development of comprehensive, integrated treatment plans for patients.
  • Instructs health care team members on community resources available to assist patients.
  • Plans for continuity of care with hospitals and community agencies.
  • Assesses and treats social and emotional factors related to patient's illness to determine ability to cope with daily living problems.
  • Assists the patient and significant others to understand, accept, follow, and implement medical recommendations.
  • Assists the patient and significant others in utilizing community resources which will help the patient to achieve and maintain optimal functioning.
  • Identifies gaps in community resources and stimulates resource development and/or improvement.
  • Visits patient according to Plan of Treatment; completes a progress note for each visit; and submits progress notes to the agency on an at least weekly basis.
  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.
  • Provides in-service to agency staff as needed
  • Sends the physician a written summary report on patient's condition at least every 60 days


Qualifications

Education Requirements
  • Master's Degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.
  • One year of social work experience in a healthcare setting.
License Requirements
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.
Additional State Specific Requirements
  • IL: Licensed as a Social Worker from the State Board of Social Work.
 

Recommended skills

Health Care
Acute Care
Rehabilitations
Hospice
Hospitals
Health Systems
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