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Social Worker MSW

Company: Cape Cod Healthcare Inc.
Location: plymouth
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

* Must be courteous to patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers, and other employees of the organization. * Provides services which comply with: Public Health, JCAHO, Medicaid, Medicare, HMO's and PRO regulations. * Screens all admissions to the hospital to determine whether discharge planning services may be needed. * Screens and assesses patients who fall into "high risk" categories in compliance with the DPH regulations. * Provides assessment of social, emotional, financial and discharge planning needs of hospital patients on all units, medical/surgical, pediatrics, maternity, emergency room, geriatrics, ambulatory care using knowledge and skill in applying the principles of growth and development in these areas. * Assesses and refers outpatients when required. * Provides therapeutic short term counseling to patients and families. * Coordinates discharge planning with patients, families, physicians, staff and community agencies and facilities recognizing each patient's requirements relative to their age-specific needs. * Determines the type and amount of home care services required by patients and arranges for their care. * Determines level of care for patients who need nursing home care. * Communicates diagnoses and activities of daily living status to nursing home staff. * Coordinates and documents weekly multi-disciplinary rounds to assure that patients in-hospital continuing care needs are met. * Provides mental health and substance abuse assessments of hospital patients, recognizing each patients requirements relative to their age-specific needs. Works with psychiatrists in assessing and treating psychiatric patients. Make referrals for inpatient psychiatric care and/or outpatient mental health treatment. * Assists in the coordination of child abuse and elder abuse procedures. * Assists physicians and hospital staff with their mandated reporting obligations. * Arranges foster care or adoptions for newborns of maternity patients who choose this option. * Coordinates and leads patient focused conferences with physicians, nurses and other staff when the need arises. * Provides social work support and education for patients and families through special projects such as Cardiac Rehab or cardio pulmonary rehab. * Provides crisis intervention during covered hours. * Assists patients and families in filing Medicaid applications with the Department of Public Welfare. Informs patients of Medicaid eligibility regulations. * Delivers and explains to patients and families the Medicare termination of eligibility letter. * Coordinates the flow of information including the preparation of the Patient care referral form between the hospital and other facilities and agencies. Utilizes discretion regarding the appropriate protection and/or use of confidential information. * Prepares and obtains patient or family signature on the written discharge plan provided to all who receive aftercare services as required by the DPH. * Telephone follow-up of selected discharge patients, as required by the DPH. * Maintains social history and current progress notes in patient medical records. Completes correspondence as necessary to expedite appropriate service and referral. * Functions as liaison and maintains strong working relationships with community agencies including extended care facilities, mental health and home care agencies. * Serves on the Psychiatric patient care committee and attends other hospital and community meetings. * Provides training and supervision, as appropriate, for social work students as part of their field instruction. * Participates in the development of in-service programs for hospital personnel addressing the psychosocial needs of patients and families. * Prepares and submits monthly statistical and quality assurance reports. * Assists in fulfilling audits and other federal, state, and JCAHO requirements. * Assists in assuring the utilization of acute hospital beds. * Participates in appropriate conferences, workshops, and courses to enhance and stimulate the professional awareness of innovative medical social work programs and services. * Must wear facility provided identification badge at all times. * Other duties may be assigned. * Master's Degree in Social Work * Must be licensed in MA * Over three months up to and including one year of social work experience * CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) within four months of new position and must renew every two years.

Keywords: Cape Cod Healthcare Inc., Plymouth , Social Worker MSW, Other , plymouth, Massachusetts

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