Social Worker Msw (Per Diem)


RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER- PERTH AMBOY Perth Amboy Requisition # 2022-117487 ShiftDay StatusPer Diem Weekend WorkWeekends as Needed HolidaysThree of 6 On CallOn-Call Commitment Required Shift HoursVaries Address530 New Brunswick Avenue, Perth Amboy, 08861

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Overview

How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, behavioral health/rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

Responsibilities

A Day in the life of a Social Work at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Screens referrals according to department policy and procedure for identification of “high-risk” patients in need of or requesting social service intervention.
  • Attends multidisciplinary plan of care meetings & daily care coordination rounds on assigned units.
  • Initiates social service intervention within one (1) business day of admission/referral on patients that meet the department’s established “high-risk” criteria.
  • Responsible for the completion of the psychosocial assessment and coordination of a safe and appropriate discharge plan in collaboration with other members of the health care team.
  • Assess and evaluate post hospital needs through interview and assessment of patient and/or family/significant other and formulate a discharge plan that appropriately addresses the physical, social, economic and emotional needs of the patient.  Evaluate needs taking into consideration the patient’s current medical problems, past medical, psychosocial and cultural history, and community support system.  Evaluate appropriateness of plan and makes revisions as necessary based on ongoing reassessment of patient’s needs.
  • Utilizing the teach back method, elicits and documents patient’s and/or family’s/significant other’s understanding of, and agreement with the discharge plan.
  • Provides limited counseling and crisis intervention services to patient and/or family. Makes available referrals to outside agencies/support groups when appropriate.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with the patient, family/significant other, physician, nursing staff, discharge planning nurse, utilization review nurse, and/or other members of the healthcare team concerning the status of the discharge plan and documents such  in the medical record.
  • Investigates insurance coverage as needed for continuum of care needs and assesses the adequacy of the patient’s insurance coverage. Initiates entitlement program referrals when appropriate and needed.
  •  Communicates verbally and in writing with third party payors as appropriate to obtain all necessary authorizations and facilitate the discharge plan.
  • Implements the agreed upon discharge plan by coordinating referrals to the appropriate community agencies, services, programs and facilities.   
  • Reports identified problems to the assistant director and submit written report according to department policy and procedure.
  • Documents all interventions on the Discharge Planning/Social Service Initial Assessment Form and/or the Discharge Planning/Social Work Interdisciplinary Progress Notes in the patient’s medical record according to department policy and procedure.  Documentation includes: Initial assessment, evaluation and tentative discharge plan.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Masters of Social Work degree required. 
  2. New Jersey social work license required at an LSW or LCSW level required.
  3. One year experience in a hospital or health related agency preferred.  
  4. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

 

Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  1. New Jersey social work license required at an LSW or LCSW level required.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Our Network

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