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Medical Social Worker/Discharge Planner - CRMC

Company: Coalinga Regional Medical Center
Location: Coalinga
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYThe Social Worker is responsible for identifying patient andfamily psychosocial, emotional and cultural needs and priorities for carethrough assessment, care planning, clinical interventions, education andevaluation of outcomes, adjustment to illness (acute or chronic) and dischargeneeds. The position will collaborate with Nursing unit, Physician, NP, Pharmacyand other care providers to address the indigent requirements, needs formedications, other resources, and referral processes for entitlements. Throughdocumentation and oral communication, essential information is shared with thehealth care team members. Works in coordination with LCSW with regard to socialservices needs of our patient population. Coordinates policies and procedures, staff education and performanceimprovement. Maintains performance improvement activities within the departmentand participates in QPI activities. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/ RESPONSIBILITIESCollects key psychosocial, emotional and cultural information frompatient, family, community agencies and other professional disciplines as partof social work assessmentDemonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and developmentover the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriateinterventions to the patientDevelops a psychosocial and discharge plan, mindful of long termneeds, support system, environment, and financial resourcesProvides community resource information and referrals for patientsand families, including those requiring assistance in meeting health careservices/programs/entitlementsProvides appropriate counseling and support of patients and familyin the acceptance of medical condition, treatment, prognosis and needs afterdischargeFacilitate family conferences and/or mediation related to patientcare needs, medical condition or treatment. Includes health care and others asdeterminedAssists physician and other health care professionals inunderstanding significant social, emotional, and cultural factors related topatient illness or disease processAssures that social service/discharge planning activities areintegrated and coordinated within the hospital system by effectivecommunication at all levelsDevelops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures andforms related to Social Services, Discharge Planning,Treats patients and their families with respect and dignityCommunicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager,co-workers and physiciansMaintains a good working relationship both within the departmentand with other departmentsDocumentation meets current standards and policiesManages and operates equipment safely and correctlyDemonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and functionunder stressful situationsPOSITION QUALIFICATIONS Five years of active social work services required Two years of experience as a Medical Social Worker in an acute hospital or LTACH preferred Clinical experience with geriatric, or terminally ill populations desirable Organization and coordination of resources Master's Degree in Psychology or Social Work Current BLS certification preferred

Keywords: Coalinga Regional Medical Center, Fresno , Medical Social Worker/Discharge Planner - CRMC, Healthcare , Coalinga, California

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