Manage a daily caseload of patients that need a variety of social service interventions. Conduct psycho-social assessments and make recommendations for post hospital care on patients with mental health concerns. Work collaboratively with the case managers in the discharge planning process. Assist patient and their family and/or support systems with coping skills as it relates to major medical illnesses.
Education: A Masters degree (MSW), from an accredited School of Social Work.
Experience: Minimum of one year acute hospital experience required or medical social work experience that demonstrates the basic skills and knowledge.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of mental health disorders symptoms and treatment. Ability to comply with mandatory reporting requirements, ability to evaluate/assess patients with psychiatric disorders and develop safe discharge plans. Knowledge of the relationship between medical illness and behavioral health problems related to short term interventions and solutions. Ability to conduct a variety of social work assessments and interventions. Knowledge of community resources.
License/Certifications: Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS card
Equipment: Computer literate