The Social Worker is responsible to facilitate care along a continuum through effective resource coordination to help patients achieve optimal health, access to care and appropriate utilization of resources, balanced with the patients resources and right to self-determination.
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.
The Social Worker position provides group, individual and family therapy as well as organizing and directing treatment resources, discharge planning, patient progress, compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards and assuring that related issues are effectively addressed and communicated to the patient, family and others involved in the treatment process.
The Social Worker is responsible to provide medically related social work services so that each resident may attain or maintain the highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.