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Social WorkerJob ID 18-809 Date posted 07/26/2018
Requires Master's Degree in Social Work with at least five (5) years as an acute/outpatient hospital clinical/medical social worker. Requires Commonwealth of Massachusetts Licensed Social Worker license. Experience in Med/Surg areas preferred. Previous Case Management experience preferred. Utilizes the case management process to provide quality and safe patient care by identifying the specific needs of the patient and developing the plan of care for discharge with the patient. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with the patient, the patient's family and significant others by involving them in each step of the care coordination process and accommodates factors that may influence the plan of discharge. Performs social work functions such as: Collaborates with other members of the health care team to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs. Investigates abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when necessary. Refers patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness, provides access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, and utilization review functions etc.