The Christ Hospital Health Network Social Worker - Ambulatory - Infectious Disease - Liberty in CINCINNATI, Ohio
Shift: Days, Full Time - Temporary
Job Overview: To provide services to The Christ Hospital Patients and families by assessing psycho-social needs and implementing a plan of care to assure continuity of the patient’s care. Provides psychosocial interventions, advocacy and linkage with community resources.
The Social Worker may perform the following duties:
Develop a plan of intervention, which is integrated with the interdisciplinary treatment team to establish continuum of care in congruence with ethical and legal considerations.
Implements plan of care:
Provide psycho-social counseling and other therapeutic interventions for patient/family.
Provides education and crisis management for patient and family.
Facilitate healthcare decision making.
Provide psychosocial intervention for; neglect/abuse, adjustment to illness, bereavement, non-compliance and other psychosocial barriers to diagnosis and treatment and compliance.
Provide referral and linkage to health care and community resources.
Advocate, mediate and negotiate a cohesive plan for maintaining or improving social supports and patient safety.
Develop, monitor, evaluate effectiveness of, and modify care plan as needed.
Assist with the development of behavioral health brief intervention model in the primary care setting
Use technology to facilitate scheduled and on demand consultations with providers and patients .
Provide clear, concise, objective written communication about the psychosocial assessment, treatment plan, progress of social work intervention and outcomes in compliance with regulatory and department standards.
Document interventions in a timely manner.
Assist with the development of reporting metrics to monitor effectiveness of interventions
Assess the psycho-social needs of patients to:
Identify psycho-social barriers to treatment.
Identify psychosocial impacts of illness/hospitalization on the patient and family.
Identify chemical dependency and/or mental illness.
Identify patient/family/community support systems.
Identify age related/developmental issues.
Identify patient/family environmental risk factors (abuse, homelessness, domestic violence, etc.)
Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to enhance quality of care and efficiency.
Maintain a positive working relationship with healthcare team and community agencies and services.
Participate in interdisciplinary patient care rounds, care conferences and family conferences.
Assist interdisciplinary team in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to illness.
Identify barriers in service delivery systems and advocate for change.
Provide education to interdisciplinary team members
Evaluate patient outcomes and participate in process improvement.
Assist in departmental planning, serve on committees and task forces and assume responsibility for delegated projects.
Provide mandatory and/or voluntary cross coverage when needed.
Participate in orientation of new staff.
Generate and support ideas to improve service delivery.
Identify complex clinical cases and seeks supervision when appropriate
Education: Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) required. LSW required, LISW preferred. State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker
Experience: Five years of hospital experience Preferred or Related Health Care Agency, Nursing home, Hospice, Inpatient Social Work, Council on Aging, Cincinnati Area senior services. Experience in behavioral health preferred.