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Medical Social Worker - Hospice

Company: CenterWell Home Health
Location: Colfax
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Become a part of our caring community and help us put health first

The Medical Social Worker participates in the interdisciplinary care provided to home health patients. The Medical Social Worker functions to evaluate and develop a plan of care personalized to fit the patient's emotional and social needs. The Medical Social Worker provides direction and supervision of the Social Worker Assistant as required and when involved in the patient's plan of care. The Medical Social Worker works within CenterWell Home Health's company-specific policy and procedures, applicable healthcare standards, governmental laws, and regulations.
Assesses the patient's social and emotional state as it relates to his or her illness or injury, needs for care and his or her response to such treatment, and adjustments to care.
Assesses any relationships of the patient's medical and nursing needs in the home setting, financial resources, and available community resources.
Provides any appropriate action to obtain available community resources to assist in resolving issues that may be impeding the patient's recovery.
Instructs patients and families in treating and coping with social and emotional response connected with Provides ongoing assessment of patient and family needs and responses to teaching
Assists the physician and other health team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health Participates in the development and periodic re-evaluation of the physician s Plan of Care for the patient.
Observes, records, and reports changes in patients' condition and response to treatment to the Clinical Manager and the Participates in the discharge planning process
Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary care team in care coordination activities and acts as a resource to other health team members in the identification and resolution of patient needs
Supervises instructs and evaluates the performance of the Social Work Assistant (BSW) to assure that all medical social services are provided to patients in compliance with Company, government, and professional standards
Maintains and submits documentation as required by the company and/ or facility including any case conferences, patient/physician community contacts, visit reports progress notes, and confers with other health care disciplines in providing optimum patient.
Masters or doctoral degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Minimum of one year of experience as a social worker in a health care setting, home health, and/or hospice.
Knowledge of and the ability to assist with discharge planning needs, and to obtain community resources (housing, shelter, funeral/memorial service arrangements, legal, information and referral, state/federal financial and medication programs, and eligibility.
Must read, write and speak fluent English.
Ability to be flexible in work hours and travel locally.
Must read, write and speak fluent English.
About CenterWell Home Health: CenterWell Home Health specializes in personalized, comprehensive in-home care for patients managing a chronic condition or recovering from injury, illness, surgery or hospitalization. Our care teams include nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, home health aides, and medical social workers - all working together to help patients rehabilitate, recover and regain their independence so they can live healthier and happier lives.

As the nation's largest provider of senior-focused primary care, one of the largest providers of home health services, and fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager, CenterWell is focused on whole-person health by addressing the physical, emotional and social wellness of our patients. We proudly employ more than 30,000 clinicians who are committed to putting health first - for our teammates, patients, communities and company. By providing flexible scheduling options, clinical certifications, leadership development programs and career coaching, we allow employees to invest in their personal and professional well-being, all from day one.
It is the policy of ---Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of ---Humana---to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Keywords: CenterWell Home Health, High Point , Medical Social Worker - Hospice, Healthcare , Colfax, North Carolina

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