Social Worker - Home Health Job

Full Job Title: Social Worker - Home Health - Mt. Vernon, IL - Part Time

Job Number: 16015682

Facility: SSM Health at Home

Location: Mount Vernon, IL

Schedule: Part Time

Hours:

Description

Role Purpose:

Under general supervision, provides assistance to patients and their families in the form of counseling, resource referral and long term planning. Interviews patients and family members obtaining social history; evaluates insurance coverage; communicates with external payors; makes arrangements for alternative payment plans; counsels and educates patients and families; completes discharge arrangements; and obtains follow-up information. Responsible for the delivery of age appropriate care for assigned neonatal, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with a wide variety of medical surgical conditions.

Responsibilities:

    • Performs patient assessments including: biophysical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural, and age appropriate needs of the patients, including the assessment for signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect in order to develop, evaluate, and modify patient's plan of care.
    • Interviews patients, appropriate family members and significant others to obtain bio psychosocial history. Provides options for alternative arrangements utilizing external sources or community resources, and may coordinate volunteer and bereavement counseling.
    • Assists physicians and other members of the health care team to identify discharge needs.
    • Provides counselling and education for emotional, social and financial problems of patients and families.
    • Reviews and signs off on documentation of initial evaluation and discharge planning performed by the Social Work Assistant. Monitors daily work activities of social work students as required by C.S.W.E.
    • Meets or exceeds established productivity standard while maintaining quality patient care.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree
    • Current Illinois MSW license
    • Valid driver's license
    • Must maintain and be able to produce proof of current auto insurance with at least state required minimum coverage
    • Must have demonstrated ability to operate a vehicle in a safe and lawful manner
    • 1 years of experience
    • Requires effective oral and written communication skills to communicate with customers
    • Ability to assess patient/family needs
    • Requires data gathering and completion of reports
    • This position requires daily travel to patient homes and meeting locations

About SSM Health at Home:

SSM Health at Home offers highly skilled and experienced caregivers to help patients through difficult times. Services include extended at-home care, help managing pain or special support during terminal illnesses. SSM Health at Home is located in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma.

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »


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