Suburban Home Health

Medical Social Worker, Boone County

Job ID
2018-3916
Shift
Days
Department
Suburban Home Health
Position Type
Part Time

Overview

Suburban Home Health is a jointly owned venture between Riverview Health, Hancock Regional Hospital, and Witham Health Services. We are an expanding agency with exciting and new career opportunities. At Suburban Home Health we consider our people to be our most important asset. It is our hope that our associates will fulfill their personal and professional goals with Suburban and that they will dedicate their skills and talents to meeting the needs of our patients, our community, and to the success of the agency. Our “Patient’s First” culture encourages active participation in the delivery of excellent patient care and values our associates as professionals.

We are searching for a Medical Social Worker to serve Boone County and surrounding areas.

Responsible for the coordination of social services for patients/clients and their families. Collaborates with medical staff, hospital and community agencies to ensure efficient and effective utilization of medical social work and community resources.

Responsibilities

The Medical Social Worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services provided by the agency.
- Responsible for the coordination of social services for patients/clients and their families.
- Collaborates with medical staff, hospital and community agencies to ensure efficient and effective utilization of medical social work and community resources.
- Identifies and assesses the social, emotional, environmental, financial and support factors underlying patient needs
- Communicates patient status regarding social and emotional factors to an interdisciplinary team of clinicians
- Counsels patients on how to overcome their condition and avoid dependencies as they recuperate from their illness
- Provides crisis intervention, emotional support and resource information when necessary
- Maintains and updates clinical records on all patients referred to social work and prepares clinical and progress notes to share with the clinical team
- Educates patients and families on, and assists in, preparation of advanced directives
- Serves as the liaison between patients and families/caregivers and community social service agencies
- Participates in the development of the individualized plan of care
- Partners with public and private health insurers to determine the patient’s benefits and advocate for the patient

Qualifications

- Master’s degree in social work from accredited school of social work preferred. Bachelor's degree in social work required.
- At least two years’ experience in a health care setting
- Ability to network with community agencies and utilize community resources
- Ability to make evaluations and decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
- Current holder of Indiana driver’s license and automobile liability insurance
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