Implement the Plan of Care provisions to meet their needs, which include: social service goals for alleviating problems, supportive counseling, problem solving, community referrals pre-bereavement and bereavement care.
Apply clinical expertise in the evaluation of health/safety needs and psychosocial status of distressed and at-risk respondents. Provide crisis intervention services, risk assessment, psychosocial support and brief counseling.
Participates in care planning in collaboration with the patient and healthcare team to identify effective interventions that will help the patient meet rehabilitation, treatment goals, and improve quality of life.
Support and advocate for them. In this vital role, you will help patients understand their rights and responsibilities, and guide them in managing the physical, mental, emotional and financial demands.
provide medical social casework to patients and families having difficulty in social functioning, primarily as it effects their health; refers and aids in the referral process to social agencies; and generally services as a medical social worker in the agency's total program.
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, assesses patients' psychosocial status, strengths and areas of need that may affect rehabilitation and optimal treatment outcomes as part of the comprehensive patient assessment.