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Medical Social Worker - Per Visit at US Medical Management

Medical Social Worker - Per Visit

US Medical Management Milwaukee, WI Full Time
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Medical Social Worker - Per Visit

U.S. Medical Management (USMM) is an affiliate of a leading Fortune 100 company. A national organization built on a continuum of care with premier healthcare providers, clinicians and patient focused individuals working together. Our Mission – “Through Compassionate Patient-Centered Care in the Home; We will Provide Exceptional Outcomes across our Continuum of Services” – Visiting Physicians Association, Pinnacle Senior Care, Grace Hospice, Comfort Hospice, Home DME & our In Home Health Assessments (IHA).

Our Values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork & Excellence are leading us to a better tomorrow for patient care. Our Purposes Centered on “We are Unified in our Work through our Continuum of Services” “We can Find Comfort that We are Making a Difference for our Patients” & “We make a Broader Positive Impact on Society”, allows USMM to be poised for a phenomenal future.

We are seeking candidates who desire the experience of delivering quality & compassionate healthcare within proven care models with patients at the forefront of everything we do.

Position Description

The Medical Social Worker (MSW) is a qualified professional who, in accordance with the plan of treatment, assists the physician and other team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the health problems.  The MSW also participates in the development of the plan of treatment, prepares clinical and progress notes, works with the family, utilizes appropriate community resources, participates in discharge planning and in-service programs and acts as a consultant to other agency personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides medical social work services where appropriate, to individuals and families receiving skilled services from the Agency
  • Resolves social or emotional problems that are or are expected to be an impediment to the effective treatment of the patient’s medical condition or rate of recovery
  • Develops and implements a plan of care that necessitates the skills of a qualified medical social worker to be performed safely and effectively
  • Assesses the relationship of the patient’s medical and nursing requirements to the patient’s home situation, financial resources and availability of community resources
  • Takes appropriate action to obtain available community resources to assist in resolving the patient’s problem
  • Provides counseling services that are required by the patient
  • Provides medical social services to the patient’s family member or caregiver on a short term basis (i.e. 2-3 visits) when the HHA can demonstrate that a brief intervention by a medical social worker is necessary to remove a clear and direct impediment to the effective treatment of the patient’s medical condition
  • Completes evaluation paperwork and patient care plan submitted to Clinical Supervisor per agency policy and procedure
  • Provides medical social services including assessment, evaluation, procedures, teaching, and training activities as outlined in the patient Plan of Care
  • Submits completed visit notes; communication notes per agency policy and procedure
  • Submits change orders per agency policy
  • Maintains open lines of communication to all members of the continuum of care team
  • Acts as a preceptor in the orientation of new medical social work staff as requested
  • Attends staff meetings, team conferences, and educational in-services per agency requirements
  • Participates in Process Improvement (PI) program by assisting with collection of data and serves on PI team upon request
  • Participates in discharge planning process in accordance with Medicare Criteria and agency policy and procedure
  • Follows agency policies and procedures
  • Performs these and all other duties as assigned by the Administrator
  • Able to lift 40 pounds from floor to shoulder
  • Repetitive walking, standing, sitting, bending, and use of hands
  • Able to drive a car 2-4 hours per day

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • A Master's Degree (MSW)  or doctoral degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • Active CPR Certification
  • Current unencumbered State professional license
  • Must maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record
  • An automobile to be used for work
  • One (1) year of social work experience in a health care setting
  • Proficiency in clinical skills
  • The ability to make sound professional clinical judgment
  • The ability to assess and document patient needs and formulate individualized patient care plans to meet those needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in personal computer use including email, clinical, word processing, and spreadsheet software

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