Medical Social Worker
Job Details
Experienced
Advanced Home Health Walnut Creek - Walnut Creek, CA
Masters of Social Work
Health Care
Description

Advanced Home Health North Bay is looking for a Medical Social Worker to be part of our wonderful team to support our continued growth. Advanced Home Health is a locally owned and operated agency. We are seeking a talented and compassionate social worker that wants to make a significant difference in the lives of their patients.

 

The Medical Social Worker is responsible for the implementation of standards of care for medical social work services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assesses the psycho-social status of patients related to the patient's illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse.
  • Carries out social evaluations and plans intervention based on evaluation findings.
  • Maintains clinical records on all patients referred to social work.
  • Provides information and referral services for Organization patients and families/caregivers regarding practical and environmental needs.
  • Provides information to patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.
  • Serves as liaison between patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.
  • Maintains collaborative relationships with Organization personnel to support patient care.
  • Maintains and develops contracts with public and probate agencies as resources for patient and organization personnel.
  • Participates in in-service education programs.
  • Participates in the development of the total plan of care and case conferences as required.
  • Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems.
  • Participates in discharge planning.
  • Other duties as delegated by the Clinical Director/Supervisor.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

 

Qualifications
  • Graduate of masters program in social work.
  • Minimum of one year's experience in health care.
  • Experience in a home health care preferred.
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills.
  • Possesses and maintains a Heart Association Approved CPR certification.
  • ​Original transcript of University record.
  • Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
  • Requires driving on a regular basis by freeway and/or highway if necessary to fulfill the requirements of scheduled patient care.

Medical Requirements

  • Current Tuberculosis (TB) Test or Chest X-ray (Within the last six months)
  • Titers for: Varicella (Chickenpox), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and Hepatitis B. A titer is a blood test that checks your immune status to vaccinations (immunizations) you may have received in the past.
  • Proof of Vaccination for Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Proof of Vaccination for Flu (Influenza)
  • Proof of Physical exam (Within the last six months)

 

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