POSITION: Social Worker
GENERAL SUMMARY: The Social Worker will provide social services to patients and their families in a timely and efficient manner to order to promote maximum social functioning and psychological adjustment to dialysis and rehabilitation of the patient. Services provided will follow the Code of Ethics for Social Worker.
EDUCATION: Hold a master’s degree from a graduate school of social work accredited by the council on social worker education and will be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
EXPERIENCE: Worked at least two years as a social worker, One year of which was in a dialysis facility or transplantation program.
The goal of Social Services is to promote social functioning, psychological adjustment and overall well-being in each renal patient. This is to be accomplished through:
Assessment of the patient’s financial, medical, social and familial needs.
Meeting the patient’s needs through direct supportive counseling or through referrals to other agencies.
Recommending changes in treatment based on the patient’s current psychosocial needs;
Providing case work and group work services to patients and their families in dealing with the special problems associated with end stage renal disease;
Participating in team review of patient progress and complete monthly care plans on patients.
Participating in continuous quality improvement activities.
Attend monthly QAPI meetings (team care planning and collaboration)
Initial meetings with all new patients (included home patients) occur within 2 weeks or 7 treatments patients from admission date.
Complete psychosocial assessments on new admits - within 30 or 13 treatments from patient’s admission.
Complete psychosocial updates-annual or more often as needed.
Discuss advance directives with patient/family members.
Casework-counseling and conferences with patients, families, and support network; crisis.
Intervention: goal directed and counseling- state requirement of MSW.
Help the patient with psychological adjustment and to provide support.
Offer patient counseling and refer to other agencies for resources.
Discuss vocational services and complete vocational rehabilitation form.
Case documentation in medical charts-state requirement of MSW.
Pre-transplant counseling for patients/family members.
And arrangements with transplant center.
Participate in staff in services in regard to patient sensitivity issues and communication.
Complete required surveys or information required by the ESRD Network.
Information and referral.
Facilitation of community agency referrals.
Advocacy on patients’ behalf within the setting and with appropriate local, state and federal agencies.
Provide patient and family education.
Complete monthly reports-Clinic’s patient census, Medicaid transportation list, individual provider list, and ESRD-patient activity report.
Coordinate transient arrangements.
Arrange transportation services.
Provide insurance information on new admits, transients and updates to business office.
Supervision of Licensed Social Worker.
Faxing, copying, filing, and assembling admission folders.
Target population-aged, disabled, illiterate, and socio-economically disadvantaged.
. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GROWTH:
Participates in in services and takes advantage of educational opportunities to increase knowledge and grow professionally.
Attends staff meetings and in services as required for job responsibilities.
Participates in improving the quality of care given at the dialysis facility.
Seeks opportunities to increase job knowledge.
The above list of job requirements and physical requirements are not intended to be all-inclusive but only a representative list.
Willing to train a newly graduated social worker
SURYA MEDICAL GROUP SC
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