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[ Delaware Medical Social Worker ] Job Information
Category Social Work Job Type Temporary Full-time
Job Status Sourcing Minimum Education College - Graduate
Degree Title Minimum Experience
No of Jobs 1 Duration
Start Publishing 08/12/2019 Stop Publishing 12/12/2019

Medical Social Worker needed for full-time, temporary (through the end of December) in New Castle County. Must have MSW with 1-year experience providing social work services in an acute care setting preferred.

Must have basic computer literacy. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, clinical database software, MIDAS knowledge a plus. Strong leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as, solid oral and written communication skills.

The Medical Social Worker monitors the patient’s progress throughout hospitalization and documents relevant findings with regard to Social Services and discharge planning in a timely manner.

Establish accountability for data-driven quality care, service and financial outcomes related to patient transitions of care. Set priorities for improving processes and outcomes related to patient care transitions.  Consider outcomes focusing on the appropriateness, efficacy, efficiency, timeliness, accessibility, continuity of care, the safety of the care environment and respect of the patient’s personal values, preferences and beliefs.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • Prioritizes and Facilitates discharge planning in a timely manner for those with post-acute care needs in order to avoid unnecessary delays
  • Maintains documentation in medical record and Midas.
  • Interviews patients/significant others within one working day of referral to obtain data on personal, social, medical, emotional, cultural, and religious history in order to delineate problems requiring Social Work intervention and to plan appropriate services.
  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team members regarding discharge planning and arranges for needed care in the home or an alternate setting.
  • Consults, assesses, refers, coordinates interventions in cases of suspected or actual situations of child or abuse and neglect or other forms of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse.
  • Completes appropriate assessments for assigned patients to identify gaps in care, develop goals, and facilitate interventions and resources.
  • Assists patients/families to complete applications for Medicaid benefits.
  • Manages the placement process into inpatient facilities.  Reviews financial resources for long term placement and provides education to the patient/family. Also develops plans for transfer to SNF, acute rehabilitation facilities, assisted living, inpatient substance abuse centers and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.
  • Facilitates patient/family and provider meetings as necessary to develop and plan strategies related to psychosocial and economic issues, particularly those related to care progression and transition.  May act as the liaison between patients/families and all providers of care within and external to the organization on social issues.
  • Serves as the liaison for interagency collaboration.
  • Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to identify patients at risk for rehospitalization and mediates barriers to successful discharge plan.
  • Works collaboratively with the Multidisciplinary team in assisting individual patients and their families to maximize function and independence by researching, accessing, or referring appropriate services and community agencies.
  • Assists the multidisciplinary team to assess psychological and social aspects of patient care needs and collaborates on plan of care interventions.
  • Prepares and maintains individual patient and departmental records according to department, federal and state regulations; completes statistical information and prepares correspondence as needed.
  • Adheres to Discharge Planning and Organizational policies and standards as well as standards from external regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies,( e.g., JCAHO, Department of Public Health).
Preferred Skills
Posted 08/12/2019 16:14:19