The Social Worker assists the patients and families in dealing with problems arising out of a hospitalization adjustment of patient and family to illness. Referrals for out-of-home placement, transportation and community resources. Interprets any social and environmental data to medical staff and hospital staff, serving as a liaison between the patient, the family and the medical, nursing and ancillary staff and community agencies. Collaborates with the patient, family, physician, insurance, and hospital staff to meet the patient’s psychosocial and discharge needs. Utilizes DSM IV Multi Axle diagnostic system to perform psychosocial assessments.
M.S.W. or M.A. in psychology
Good communication skills and ability to work with others
Previous experience in Discharge Planning/Social Service in an acute care setting
Knowledge of community resources and procedures for access preferred
Spanish speaking preferred