Social Worker III - Psychiatry
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Department: Gnrl Adult Psych Clnc Prof
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Experience and Education
Identifies, develops and implements programs and services necessary to psychological and social needs of patients and their families (i.e. support groups, educational materials, and interdisciplinary inservices).
Assesses social service needs, provides counseling, and coordinates effective individual social work treatment plans to patients and/or families with multiple and/or complex needs based on assessed social, emotional, and financial needs of patients and families.
Plans requirements for ongoing development of new or enhanced outreach services by working in collaboration with physicians, health care providers, and community outreach professionals in assessing available resources.
Educates families and patients regarding community resources and pertinent health care issues to ensure appropriate use of personal and medical resources.
Provides discharge planning referrals and supports continuity of care for patients.
Maintains open communications with community resources and agencies to appropriately assist in meeting patient needs.
Maintains knowledge of payor benefits, hospital and community resources, family functionings, and regulatory standards to ensure informed decision making, continuity of care, and desired outcome (i.e. medical, medical cost, quality of life, and patient satisfaction).
Maintains chronological notes, clinical charts, statistical data, or case histories for each patient with respect to social problems, adjustments for patient and family, and actions taken or planned.
May participate in clinical and laboratory research in such areas as animal research, child development, physiological and behavioral functioning, etc.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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