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.
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.
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.