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Medical Social Worker PRN

Norfolk, Virginia
Job Type
Full Time
27 Dec 2021
GENERAL SUMMARY The Medical Social Worker is responsible for assisting patients with biopsychosocial problems resulting from acute or chronic illness, disability and/or trauma.# The Medical Social Worker completes comprehensive assessment with patients and/or caregivers to obtain psychosocial history and develop individualized treatment plan.# Provides support, resources, and case management services.# Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to implement treatment plan and provides follow up as necessary. Functions in an on-call capacity as necessary to meet the needs of the department and organization. Reports to the Medical Social Work Manager. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Case management functions-- Assesses the biopsychosocial needs, including emotional, social, environmental and financial needs, of the patient and caregiver(s), as well as the limitations or strengths of current available resources.# Collaborates with patient, caregiver(s) and interdisciplinary medical team to develop a service plan that identifies goals, priorities and strategies. Monitors patient and caregiver(s) receipt of services in order to reassess change of needs, as well as to ensure appropriate, sufficient and timely services are being provided. Documents, as appropriate, in medical record.# Coordinates patient care conference, as appropriate, regarding biopsychosocial and case management issues. Promotes Family Centered Care. Provision of therapeutic support-- Establishes therapeutic relationships with patient and caregiver(s). Provides counseling and mental health clinical interventions to the patient and/or caregiver, under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Performs other duties as assigned. LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS None required. MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Master#s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related licensed eligible field. Course work in case management, advocacy, and family systems preferred.# Approximately six to twelve months on-the-job experience preferred. Increased Security Clearance Required for Job Roles in Medical Tower II:#FBI fingerprinting, criminal background check, and Child Protective Services registry search. WORKING CONDITIONS Inpatient hospital with little exposure to dust, temperature and the like. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Click here to view physical requirements.
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