The incumbent provides a wide range of social work services and interventions to assist individuals, families, groups or communities to restore, enhance, or protect their capacity for productive social functioning and coping with their illness and health care status. The individual is able to work independently and takes a role in patient care, program and professional issues that they confront in their daily practice with minimal supervisory guidance.
Plans and implements treatment and transition care plans based upon a psychosocial assessment that is integrated into an interdisciplinary care plan.
Provides a range of social work interventions that include case management, counseling, crisis intervention, and advocacy in assisting patients and families reach their goals. Identifies and recognizes rapidly changing situations and quickly intervenes to prevent or resolve the emotional crisis.
Arranges, mobilizes, utilizes, and may coordinate a comprehensive range of community resources which most effectively meet the identified patient and family needs.
Takes an active role in facilitation of interdisciplinary communication as it relates to patients and families experiencing complex psychosocial issues.
Formally and informally educates patient/family and health care team members regarding the social work role, pertinent patient care issues, and population specific information.
Serves as a preceptor or field instructor for social work undergraduate training as appropriate to their skills related to a range of psychosocial issues and interventions.
Serves as patient advocate and liaison with physicians, families and community to ensure continuity of care.
Documents psychosocial assessment, progress notes, care plans and discharge/transition plan in the electronic medical record.
Identifies and participates in Quality Improvement, research and program evaluation initiatives that focus on improving health care services
Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with MHealth Fairview and Social Work practice, ethics and standards.
Complies with the legal and regulatory law including mandated reporting requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned
Hours 8-430pm Weekend Rotation currently every 8th weekend (this is subject to change) Holidays rotation basis.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work with medical experience
Current License Social Worker (LSW) through Minnesota Board of Social Work
One or more years of social work experience
1-3 years experience in a health care setting and demonstrated knowledge of community and economic resources.
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