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Medical Social Worker - Home Health Bloomington

Company: CARLE
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

$2,500.00 sign on bonus 1 or more years of experience - External only $1,000.00 sign on bonus less than 1 year of experience - External only The Home Services Social Worker identifies the psychosocial needs of patients and families through assessment. Social work interventions range from resource support identification and acquisition (including community support, financial and environmental enhancement) to short term counseling and emergent crisis intervention. Social Services are provided as part of a collaboration with interdisciplinary teams. Hours may vary depending upon census and program need.

  • Captures all legitimate revenue; conservative in expense and resource use yet provides appropriate service and supplies to patients.
  • Develops a bereavement plan of care to address family member/care giver needs.
  • Documents recert and discharge assessments which accurately reflect change in patients status and declines/improvements realized in comparison with initial assessment elements.
  • Educates patient and family members in a manner that overcomes barriers; matches their learning capabilities and meets fundamental needs.
  • Visit notes and orders are completed and transmitted in a timely manner according to policy. Corrections to care plans are entered and transmitted according to time line.
  • Implements social work plan that results in: a) enhanced strength of family systems, b) patient/family/caregiver utilization of community resources, c) maximization of medical benefits, d) enhanced environment for care delivery, e) dignity for the dying patient, f) maximized patient/family coping skills, g) support for patient/family cultural beliefs and values. Evaluates effectiveness of social work plan of care and modifies intervention as indicated.
  • Facilitates and supports patient decisions and communication of self-determined life care decisions.
  • Provides care according to plan of care/orders. Develops social work plan of care in collaboration with IDT.
  • Practices in a manner sensitive to the needs of patients and families. Daily practice and documentation are evidence of understanding of palliative/comfort philosophy and approach (versus aggressive/curative treatment).
  • Identifies and responds to indicators of imminent death, addresses patient/family needs at time of death.
  • Demonstrates understanding of Medicare Hospice Benefit including benefit eligibility, qualification for admission, election process, certification, recertification, transfer, non-recertification and revocation.
  • Utilizes Memorial Funds appropriately and submits documentation in a timely manner according to policy.
  • Complete or assist and educate the patients/caregivers on advanced directives, including living will, HCPOA, and POLST forms

Keywords: CARLE, Bloomington , Medical Social Worker - Home Health Bloomington, Healthcare , Bloomington, Illinois

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