Social Worker - ED
Company: Licking Memorial Health Systems
Posted on: June 8, 2021
Social Worker - ED
Provision of social work services primarily to emergency
department patients. Social work services include psychosocial and
needs assessments, crisis intervention, discharge planning, and the
provision of material resources and linkage to community agencies.
It also includes referrals and inpatient hospitalization for those
patients with psychosocial issues. Social work services are
provided to patients and their families to meet their social and
emotional needs as they relate to the patient's medical condition
and treatment, as well as to their recovery/rehabilitation and
transition to another care setting. These services are provided to
the complete continuum of patients from newborn to geriatric
- Primary focus on discharge planning, including needs
assessment, plan development, and the implementation of the
discharge plan. The implementation of the discharge plan may
include arrangements for a wide variety of services including
psychiatric inpatient care, home health care, durable medical
equipment, skilled nursing facility placement, or long-term
- Respond to concerns of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of
children or the elderly including reporting to the appropriate and
- Provide consultation to the interdisciplinary healthcare team
regarding the impact of psychosocial factors on the patient's
health and illness.
- Provide education and referrals regarding community resources
- Maintain complete and timely documentation in the medical
record regarding patient interventions.
- Develop and maintain awareness of the PASSR process as it
pertains to extended care facility placement.
- Develop and maintain knowledge of insurance criteria for
services related to discharge, including Medicare, Medicaid,
Medicare Advantage plans, and managed care plans.
- Applicant must be a Licensed Social Worker or Licensed
Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio.
- Maintain discretion, provide counseling in emotionally-charged
situations, utilize wide variety of professionals, communicates
orally and in written form, use modern technology.
Licking Memorial Health Systems is an equal opportunity employer
and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local
regulations. Licking Memorial Health Systems does not discriminate
against applicants because of race, religion, color, sex (including
pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental
status, national origin, age, disability, family medical
history or genetic information, political affiliation, military
service, or other non-merit based factors protected by law.
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