Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family experience by optimizing all customer interaction. Foster a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to GHS and unit specific Service Standards.
Performs psychiatric assessment, formulates diagnosis and in consultation with referring physician recommends and completes appropriate disposition. Discusses case with Attending Physician to determine if the patient has been cleared medically and to determine why a consult is requested. Responds in timely manner to request from Emergency Department Physician for psychiatric consultation.
Provides clinical social work services or psychosocial assessments to patients/residents and families, regarding the following common problems: adjustment to instituitional living, financial concerns, family relationships, difficulty understanding / accepting medical / diagnoses / procedures / treatments, changes relating to aging, powerlessness, discharge planning and counseling related to death and dying.
Interact with patients and families in individual and group settings to perpetually advance the healthy recovery of the patient, and to educate the family throughout the treatment process. Incorporate goals into the treatment plan, and brainstorm with the patient on how to achieve those goals.
The successful candidate will be responsible for assessing the psychosocial needs of patient/family, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, referral to appropriate rehab and community programs and agencies. Both groups of patients are high utilizers.
The Social Worker is responsible for psychosocial assessments, individual group and family therapy, participation in treatment team planning, processing commitments, discharge planning/case management service, crisis intervention and liaison services with referral sources and other departments within the hospital.