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.
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.
In this role, you will document all findings, contracts and interventions per protocol. The selected candidate will coordinate necessary services to participating ancillary service providers and public agencies as appropriate.
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.
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.