Social Worker MSW
Responsible for the psychosocial assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and support of patients through the continuum of care.
Using appropriate utilization of resources, maintain compliance and achieve cost effective and positive patient outcomes.
Utilizes independent critical thinking and collaborates with multidisciplinary team to address patient’s discharge needs and transition into post-acute setting when applicable.
• Coordinates a broad spectrum of social and planning needs. Makes appropriate referrals with respect to patient, family and transitional needs. Provides education on available resources and strategies for utilizing or gaining access to resources.
• Maintains appropriate and complete documentation of psychosocial review and transitional plan.
• Coordinates appropriate care through psychosocial assessment, multidisciplinary rounds and patient advocacy. Provides clinical social work consultation to physicians, professional staff, and other teams members/supervisors to provide optimal quality patient care and effective operations.
• Knowledgeable of public and private welfare and health agencies available to serve the community. Acts as a liaison with community health and social service agencies. Also, possess knowledge of State and Federal hospital compliance. Identifies and reports compliance issues as appropriate.
Position Qualifications Required / Experience Required:
Case management requires 1 year Medical Social Work experience. Prefers 3 years experience as Clinical Social Worker. Basic understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and managed care. Discharge planning or home health background.
Center for Women requires post-partum depression and grievance counseling.
EIP prefers 2 years experience as Social Worker in a community setting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving, organization and conflict resolution.
Demonstrates competence in providing basic social work services including psychosocial counseling with individuals and families.
Ability to understand medical terminology and communicate effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.
Minimum education of Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Current State of New Jersey Social Worker License.
For home care and early intervention staff, a valid driver’s license, current automobile registration and proof of insurance
Center for Women; Bereavement Counselor/RTS.
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