LHC Group. Inc

  • Medical Social Worker - Home Health

    Location : Facility Name
    Caretenders
    Requisition ID
    2019-62900
    Location : Postal Code
    47150-4604
    Position Type
    Full-Time
    Work Schedule
    Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)
    CATEGORY
    THERAPY
    Location : City
    New Albany
    Location : State/Province
    IN
  • Overview

    The Medical Social Worker provides medical social services under the direction of a physician and Interdisciplinary Group to assist in the understanding of significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health status and in development of coping mechanisms.

     
    Caretenders, a proud member of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we
    deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

     

    Additional Details

     

    Caretenders - New Albany, IN, a part of LHC Group, is currently seeking clinicians/professionals that want to join our team to help improve the well being of our patients and their families. 

     

    As noted by independent analysts, LHC Group consistently outperforms the industry in the percentage of our locations rating four stars or more. We are helping drive better outcomes for our patients nationwide.

     

    If you're seeking a unique opportunity to take your career to the next level, it just arrived!

     

     

     

    Assists the patient, significant others, physician and health care team staff to understand significant personal, emotional,

    environmental and social factors related to the patient's health status on an as needed basis.

    * Contributes as a health care team member to the development of a comprehensive, integrated Plan of Care for patients on a

    daily basis.

    * Instructs health care team members on community resources available to assist patients on a as needed basis.

    * Plans for continuity of care with hospitals and community agencies on an as needed basis.

    * Assesses social and emotional factors related to patients illness to determine ability to cope with daily living problems on as

    needed basis.

    * Assists the patient and significant others to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations on as needed basis.

    * Assists the patient and significant others in utilizing community resources as needed.

    * Identifies gaps in community resources and stimulates resource development and|or improvement as needs arise.

    *Visits patient according to Plan of Care. Completes a clinical note for each visit and submits clinical notes to the agency on a

    daily basis. The MSW will give daily report to the Administrator regarding patient visits to ensure continuity of the Care

    Management process.

    * Participates in LHC Connect and completes all required hospice assigned modules on-line and attends assigned in-services on a

    monthly basis.

    *Able to function as Bereavement Coordinator and supervise the provision of bereavement services reflective of patient|family

    needs if needed. Establishes a Plan of care that addresses bereavement needs with clear delineation of services to be provided

    and frequency of service delivery up to thirteen (13) months following the death of the patient.

    * Functions as a preceptor to new hires.

    * All other duties as assigned.

     

     

    Qualifications

    * Master's Degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

    * Current CPR certification

    * Current Driver's License, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation

     

     

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