OverviewThe The Medical Social Work Coordinates care with other caregivers and the attending physicians to improve and/or maintain the social, emotional, functional and physical health status of the patient.ResponsibilitiesEstablishes a care plan in according to the physician’s plan of treatment.
Provides crisis intervention as required.
Assists the physician and other caregivers in understanding the significant social/emotional/economic factors influencing the patients ability to improve medically.
Assists in making appropriate community referrals to gain access to additional resources as needed. (i.e. applications for public assistance, housing problems, additional health care resources, transportation).
Works with the patient’s family/caregivers to resolve problems interfering with an optimum caring relationship between the patient and family /caregiver.
QualificationsMasters degree from an accredited school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
Currently licensed to practice in the state of Ohio.
One year social work experience in a health care setting required. Home care experience preferred.
Must obtain and maintain current CPR Certification.
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