Medical Social Worker - Hospice
Company: CenterWell Home Health
Posted on: February 9, 2024
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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
Provides any appropriate action to obtain available community
resources to assist in resolving issues that may be impeding the
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
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
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
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.
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