Nebraska Methodist Health System Medical Social Worker in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Purpose of Job
Provides medical social work services to adult and geriatric patient populations.
Masters of Social Work (MSW) from an accredited School of Social Work required.
Satisfactory completion of annual mandatory education requirements.
Three to six months of on the job training.
Certified Social Worker (CSW) required.
Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with patients or other customers.
Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.
Not neccessary for the position (0%):
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Assesses patient/family within 24 hr or next business day of referral.
Assessments to include identification of pre-hospital level of functioning and current patient/family utilization of community resources (Meals on Wheels (MOW), Home Health Care (HHC), etc.)
Assess and identify patients with limited support systems, level of functioning, and financial resources.
Assesses impact of illness of injury on social support system, level of functioning and financial situation, assesses psychosocial needs.
Utilizes standard form for assessments.
Refers patients to HSR ERASE when appropriate.
Medical Plan of Care.
Aware of the medical plan of care and collaborates with care coordinator regarding post acute patient clinical needs.
Communicates patient needs to the post acute care provider.
Identifies need for interpreter and communicates to department secretary.
Aware of community services and placement options available.
Communicates with patient/family options for post acute care both private and community based and arranges same.
Formulates primary discharge arrangements and secondary plan (back up plan).
Collaborates with care coordinator regarding referral to pharmacy for options on medication cost/frequency to assist in discharge planning to SNF's.
Communicates with patient/family benefits/limitations for post acute care.
Arranges appropriate transportation for patient at dismissal.
Notifies patient, family, and care team of final discharge arrangements.
Referral as appropriate to Adult Protective Services (APS), Child Protective Services (CPS).
Communicates with patient/family options for post acute care both private and community based.
Communicates with patient/family benefits/limitations of provider for post acute care.
Communicates and arranges services for patients with limited financial resources.
Provides Medicare/Medicaid information to patient/family.
Communicates assessment findings and recommendations for intervention (i.e.: behavioral health, community services).
Participates and/or facilitates interdisciplinary rounds on daily basis.
Shares pertinent information with care coordinator and/or other individuals if not in attendance.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.