MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER JOB DESCRIPTION

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

Job Description

Medical Social Worker

Home care allows you to get a full understanding of each patient’s needs. Our Social Workers help navigate the challenges patient's may experience due to their medical condition. This role covers patient's in the Camden and Huntingdon TN area.

Duties include:

  • Assessing the social and emotional factors affecting patients and families that impede effective medical treatment, and intervening in crisis situations when necessary

  • Participating in the development of care plans

  • Counseling patients and families in long-range planning and decision-making

  • Assisting patients and families in obtaining needed community resources

  • Providing social work services to the home health program

  • Assisting with staff in-service programs and community education

Requirements

Home care is both challenging and rewarding! This job requires a person who can work independently, while never forgetting that home care is a team effort. Other requirements include:

  • Bachelor of Social Work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

  • One year of experience in a health care setting, which may include completion of a social work health care internship

  • One to three years of general clinical experience in hospitals or nursing homes (internship experience considered)

  • Willingness to work in home environments of patients who may have values or standards different from your own

  • Ability to network with community agencies and utilize community resources

  • Ability to make evaluations and decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Respecting the patient’s privacy and maintaining the confidentiality

  • Current Tennessee driver’s license and automobile liability insurance

A career at Volunteer Home Care will enable you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others every day. Our dedicated and compassionate team of nurses, therapists, personal care aides, and other support staff work together to ensure patients receive individualized care in an environment that is focused on achieving high-quality outcomes.

 

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