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Medical Social Worker

Company: advocate aurora health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Position Requirements:Masters degree of Social Work from an accredited schoolLSW or LCSW in ILShift 10a-630p with holiday and weekend rotation$5000 sign on for 1 year exp in hospital settingProrated amount if hired part time.Has demonstrated time management, organization and documentation skillsDemonstrated understanding of medical terminology, developmental stages and psychosocial treatmentDemonstrated solid communication skills and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team Ability to handle crisis situationsWeekend, holiday and evening coverage as per site requirementsResiliency and flexibility to effectively work within a constantly changing health-care environmentDemonstrated problem-solving abilityFast paced work environment with established time constraintsAbility to handle multiple tasks and complete work within short timeframesMay be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseasesKnowledge of universal precautionsIs customer and service focusedPurpose:To provide professional discharge planning services through assessments, and coordination of post hospital care needs to patients and their families. Provides resources and choices to families to effectively link them to the needed level of emotional, medical and spiritual care.This role will receive referrals for individuals from at-risk populations from interdisciplinary team members (including physicians, Care Managers, staff nurses and other members of the care team). Participates as an active member of multi-disciplinary team.Accountabilities:Engages in Performance Improvement and patient safety initiatives.Complex Discharge Planning based on assessment of patient and family needs, preferences and available resources in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-discharge care providers( i.e. New/Resumptions SNF, LTAC, Rehab, Dialysis, Hospice, DME and Home Health etc. )Psychosocial Assessment and Interventions on the basis of preliminary risk screening, assesses patients and family's psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope. Supportive counseling and clinical Social Work intervention for patients and families in acute emotional distress.

Keywords: advocate aurora health, Oak Lawn , Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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