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Medical Social Worker

Company: US Medical Management
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Medical Social Worker
U.S. Medical Management (USMM) is an affiliate of a leading Fortune 100 company. A national organization built on a continuum of care with premier healthcare providers, clinicians and patient focused individuals working together. Our Mission - "Through Compassionate Patient-Centered Care in the Home; We will Provide Exceptional Outcomes across our Continuum of Services" - Visiting Physicians Association, Pinnacle Senior Care, Grace Hospice, Comfort Hospice, Home DME & our In Home Health Assessments (IHA).
Our Values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork & Excellence are leading us to a better tomorrow for patient care. Our Purposes Centered on "We are Unified in our Work through our Continuum of Services" "We can Find Comfort that We are Making a Difference for our Patients" & "We make a Broader Positive Impact on Society", allows USMM to be poised for a phenomenal future.
We are seeking candidates who desire the experience of delivering quality & compassionate healthcare within proven care models with patients at the forefront of everything we do.

Benefits We Have to Offer:
Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
401K Retirement Plan
Paid Holidays
Flexible Spending Account
Tuition Reimbursement

Position Description
The Medical Social Worker (MSW) is a qualified professional who, in accordance with the plan of treatment, assists the physician and other team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the health problems. The MSW also participates in the development of the plan of treatment, prepares clinical and progress notes, works with the family, utilizes appropriate community resources, participates in discharge planning and in-service programs and acts as a consultant to other agency personnel.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide social casework as an entity, where appropriate, to individuals and families receiving nursing or other services from the Agency
Prepare social histories according to specific guidelines to augment existing service or as a guide in determining or changing level of service taking into consideration: Family relationships
The meaning of illness to the patient and his family
The cultural attitudes in relationship to illness
The meaning of home to the patient
The ability of the patient and his family to adjust to the patient at home
The financial impact of illness upon the family

Assess, when appropriate, a family's financial situation taking into consideration the patient's prognosis and medical needs, and referring to an Agency for financial assistance if indicated, interpreting the medical situation to the referring Agency and generally facilitating the process of referral
Respond to referrals for casework by Agency staff or professionals from outside the Agency providing service as appropriate
Participate in Agency IDG team conferences identifying social problems, their severity, and their inter-relatedness to the medical situation, as well as assessing a family's strengths and weaknesses and discussing alternate methods of alleviating the situation
Refer patients and families to community agencies with appropriate follow-up
Participate in case conferences with other agencies
Interpret social resources to staff and health services to special agencies
Maintain absolute confidentiality of Agency records including, but not limited to, payroll, personnel, patient care, business plans, and financial information
Maintain absolute confidentiality of patient's records
Assist the physician and other team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the health programs
Participate in the development of the plan of treatment
Observe, record, and report information on the patient's condition to the attending physician and in the patient's health record
Advise, counsel, and when appropriate, instruct the family in the patient's social needs
Participate in discharge planning
Participate in in-service education programs
Participation will be carried out by the Social Worker
Participates in Performance Improvement activities
Attends staff meetings and educational in-services per agency requirements
Will understand and apply basic infection control principles and procedures
Will contact supervisor with any concerns related to infection control
Complete information visit and obtain patient consents for hospice admission per office procedure
Performs additional duties as assigned
REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Master's degree (MSW) from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
Has a current Social Worker License in the state of practice in accordance with state licensure requirements
Must maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record
Proficiency in clinical skills
The ability to make sound professional clinical judgment
The ability to assess and document patient needs and formulate individualized patient care plans to meet those needs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency in personal computer use including email, clinical, word processing, and spreadsheet software
Active CPR Certification
PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification-APHSW-C, through Social Work and Palliative Care Network.
Two years' experience within hospice

Keywords: US Medical Management, Virginia Beach , Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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