Job Description Summary

The medical social worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Assesses the psychosocial status of patients related to the patient’s illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse.

  • Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings.

  • Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.

  • Provides information and referral services for Organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.

  • Provides information to patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.

  • Serves as liaison between patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.

  • Maintains collaborative relationships with Organization personnel to support patient care.

  • Maintains and develops contracts with public and private agencies as resources for patient and organization personnel.

  • Participates in the development of the total plan of care and case conferences as required.

  • Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems.

  • Participates in discharge planning.

  • Other duties as delegated by the Clinical Director/Supervisor.

Position Qualifications

  • Graduate of a bachelor’s program in social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

  • Minimum of one year's experience in health care.

  • Experience in a home health care preferred.

  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.

  • Possesses and maintains current CPR certification.

  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state or organization requirements and is in good working order.