LHC Group. Inc

  • Medical Social Worker - Home Health

    Location : Facility Name
    Southside Regional Home Health
    Requisition ID
    2019-67353
    Location : Postal Code
    23805
    Position Type
    PRN
    Work Schedule
    Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)
    CATEGORY
    THERAPY
    Location : City
    Petersburg
    Location : State/Province
    VA
  • Overview

    ***This is a PRN/per diem position.***
     
    The Social Worker in Home Health (MSW, Masters Social Worker) assists patients and families in coping with problems resulting from severe or long-term illness, and with difficulties in recovery and rehabilitation. The Social Worker will assess, diagnose, and treat patient's mental and social conditions, counsel individuals and|or families, and update case records. The licensed social worker with a master's degree performs these functions under the supervision of the licensed master's degreed social worker.
     

    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

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

    environmental, and social factors and difficulties related to the patient's health problems; which interfere with maximizing the

    benefit of medical services and the plan of care.

    * Contributes as a health care team member to the development of comprehensive, integrated treatment plans for patients.

    * Instructs health care team members on community resources available to assist patients.

    * Plans for continuity of care with hospitals and community agencies.

    * Assesses and treats social and emotional factors related to patient's illness to determine ability to cope with daily living

    problems.

    * Assists the patient and significant others to understand, accept, follow, and implement medical recommendations.

    * Assists the patient and significant others in utilizing community resources which will help the patient to achieve and maintain

    optimal functioning.

    * Identifies gaps in community resources and stimulates resource development and/or improvement.

    * Visits patient according to Plan of Treatment; completes a progress note for each visit; and submits progress notes to the

    agency on an at least weekly basis.

    * Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.

    * Fulfills necessary mandatory education on annual basis

    * Provides in-service to agency staff as needed

    * Sends the physician a written summary report on patient's condition at least every 60 days

    * All other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Education Requirements

    * Master's Degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.

    * One year of social work experience in a healthcare setting.

     

    License Requirements

    * Current CPR certification.

    * Current driver's license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.

    * 2 years experience in case work or counseling in a health care setting.

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