Job Summary: The Licensed Social Worker is responsible for providing medical social services to the client in accordance with the plan of treatment.
- Conducts the psychosocial assessment of the client and participate in the development of the plan of care.
- Assist the physician and other members of the health care team in understanding the social and emotional factors related to the client’s health problems.
- Assess the social and emotional factors in order to estimate the client’s capacity and potential to cope with the problems of daily living.
- Help the client and family understand, accept and follow medical recommendations and provide services planned to restore the client to the optimum social and health adjustment within the client’s capacity.
- Assist client and family with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose toward illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care.
- Utilizes all available resources, such as family and community agencies, to assist the client to resume life in the community or to live within the disability.
- Observe, record and report social and emotional changes to appropriate personnel.
- Prepares clinical and progress notes for the clinical record.
- Participates as a member of clinical record/QI when applicable.
- Attends and participates in multi-disciplinary conferences.
- Documents clinical progress notes in electronic medical record.
Education/Experience: Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; and at least one year related experience and/or training in a health care setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Currently licensed in the state of Illinois as LCSW. BLS certification required.
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