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Medical Social Worker Weekend

Company: CARLE
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Provides social work services to patients and families within hospital setting in order to meet identified psychosocial needs, as well as to enhance problem-solving and coping capacities and to facilitate timely discharge by arranging post-discharge services. The social worker provides psychosocial assessments, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, community resource connection, financial resources and works collaboratively with all other members of the healthcare team, ensuring clear communication and care planning to all patients.

  • Works collaboratively with the RN Case Manager to provide discharge planning based on assessment of patient and family needs, preferences and available resources in order to ensure timely discharge and provide appropriate linkage to post-discharge care providers (IE New/resumptions SNF, LTAC, Rehab, Hospice, and other Community resources)
  • Involves patient and family in case planning decisions.
  • Provides information and counseling for advance directives, power of attorney, and conservatorship.
  • Provides social work intervention to patient/families.
  • Provides support and planning in cases of death, adoption, and fetal demise.
  • Provides counsel to patients and families regarding issues of loss, disability, separation, financial impact and traumatic life style chances and provides coaching to develop coping mechanisms to support adaptation to changes.
  • Keeps the director/manager informed of problematic cases, especially those involving legal or risk management issues.
  • Identifies and communicates quality, risk and patient safety issues to Care Management or other appropriate leadership.
  • Maintains effective communication and working relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, internal referral sources and external resources.
  • Assess patients who are uninsured/underinsured for IL Medicaid eligibility and/or Carle Financial Assistance Program eligibility. If so, provide direction or assistance with completing the application(s).
  • Complete psychosocial assessments with patients to identify expressed, implied or anticipated needs.
  • Complete mandated reports of suspected abuse and/or neglect of minors, disabled adults, and seniors. Cooperate and collaborate with the investigating bodies for safe plans.
  • Find solutions to offer patients so that they can obtain needed prescription medications, e.g coupons, copay cards, pharmaceutical assistance programs, Social Security Extra Help, 340B, One Time Rx Assistance, etc.
  • Find, and if possible, arrange transportation for patients to get to and from their medical appointments and/or home from the Emergency Department/Hospital.
  • Educate about and connect patients with community resources to help meet their needs, e.g. non skilled help at home, meals/food, housing resources, charity assistance programs, support groups, etc.
  • Provide empathic listening and emotional support to patients either in person or over the phone.

Keywords: CARLE, Bloomington , Medical Social Worker Weekend, Healthcare , Bloomington, Illinois

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