Provides an integrated continuum of care for patients from preadmission to post-discharge. Screens for discharge planning needs and initiates a plan for community resources and/or placement in appropriate post-discharge facility.
The Social Worker provides clinical services primarily to patients and their families in the Facility; The Social Worker participates as a team member by performing additional assignments not directly related to the job description when workload requires and as requested by supervisor.
The Licensed Social Worker will assist in the planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing of the Social Services Department within the facility in accordance with current existing Federal, State and local standards as well as our established policies and procedures to ensure that the medically related emotional and social needs of patients and/or residents are met and maintained on an individual basis.
In this role, you will Assess patient knowledge of kidney disease for barriers that may affect adherence to treatment. Works with patient, family and health care team to provide education tailored to the patients learning style and needs.