Appalachian Regional Healthcare

  • SOCIAL WORKER I

    Job Locations US-WV-Beckley
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/2/2018 2:51 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-10459
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Health Professional
    Community
    Beckley ARH Hospital
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    Psychiatric Professional Fees
    Shift
    Day Shift
  • Overview

    The Social Worker is accountable for providing assistance to patients and their families with personal and environmental problems in order to maintain maximum benefits from medical and welfare services.

    Special Instructions

    Postion responsibilities include performance of psychosocial assesments, treatment planning, participation in a multidisciplinary treatment team, provision of individual, family and group counseling, discharge planning. Position will be primarily on the general adult unit however there will be occassion when assignement to other untis and the ED may occur. Position requires good oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team. Candidates for the position must have a license to practice Social Work in the state of WV.

    Responsibilities

    Performs assessments to obtain information on home environment, family relationships, and health history, and patients' personality traits.

     

            Evaluates data gathered for medical plan of treatment, available social service programs, and knowledge of casework or group work and devise pertinent therapy programs to provide maximum benefits.

     

            Assists patients and/or families through various conferences to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations and instructions.

     

            Acts as patient advocate and participates in conferences on behalf of patients with other hospital personnel and community agencies.

     

            Provides advisory services on social problems, arranges for discharge or postoperative care at home or in institutions.

     

            Provides and coordinates discharge planning and follow-up to assure continuity of care.

     

            Provides counseling services to attempt to alleviate anxieties and/or fears concerning disabilities, disfiguring illnesses, or an uncertain future and to assist the patient in returning to community life.  Furnishes advice on financial assistance to patients or families during illnesses.

     

            Performs or assists in studies and research projects concerned with problems occurring in the field of medical social work.

     

            Prepares various statistical and follow-up reports for use in planning further programs and evaluating department's performance,

     

            Participates in planning educational and social programs with community agencies, the hospital, and home health.

     

            Serves as consultant and resource person for other medical team members on the social and  personal aspects of patients.

     

            Performs other related duties within the scope of the job classification as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Bachelors of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by Council on Social Work Education and licensure as required in state working.

     

            One (1) year casework experience in health institution, child welfare agencies, psychiatric clinics and family counseling services preferred.

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