Job DescriptionSCOPE OF POSITION
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for direct services
that include psychosocial assessments, casework services,
counseling, discharge planning, information and referral, group
services, multi-disciplinary team conferences, case management,
education, community/agency collaborations and/or visits. This
position includes participation in department and hospital
committees that may involve planning and development of programs
and services; participation and planning in Continuous Quality
Improvement activities as appropriate. The Social Worker may assist
with the orientation and education of new employees and Social Work
students when requested, as well as carry out other duties as
assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Home Care.
The person in this position has the responsibility for planning
and implementing in-service education programs that reflect Social
Work standards professionally as requested. Assumes responsibility
for self and SW assistants meeting Social Work standards and
meeting requirements of federal, state and regulatory bodies. This
Social Worker will assist with group facilitation as needed in
areas of Ethics, Staff Management and/or Patient Care
Personal characteristics include: imagination, creativity,
cooperation, flexibility and resourcefulness. He/she must have good
judgment, problem-solving skills, willingness to work as a team
member, and ability to work independently using sound clinical
Social Work skills with a variety of professional and/or
disciplines. Courtesy, empathy, and friendliness to patients,
families and hospital staff must be demonstrated.
This position will demonstrate competency in the knowledge of
human growth and development ranging from: Neonate, Infant,
Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric patient population and
demonstrate sensitivity to patient's cultural background.
This position may be required to cross train within the agency.
Responsibilities in secondary position may require access to
medical records and other computer access exceeding routine
computer usage. Access to patient information may be necessary to
fulfill the requirements of this role; therefore, adherence to
Ballad Health privacy and security policies and practices is a
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Must have a Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited
School of Social Work. Experience in Medical Social Work preferred.
Experience in Clinical Social Work desired. Activity in a
professional Social Work association encouraged. Excellent public
relations and organizational skills are necessary, as well as
problem-solving and communication expertise. Participates in
professional continuing education requirements as required by the
appropriate state's licensure privileges.