VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals

Clin Social Worker (44043337)
Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Posted: 11/19/2017

Clin Social Worker

Full time Discharge planning for patients leaving nursing homes 1: Days Masters degree is required

VCU Health System's Social Work department is seeking a full time Clinical Social Worker to provide both direct patient care to patients and families and assist in the coordination of team delivered services. The Clinical Social Worker will complete a psychosocial assessment; develop treatment plans that are congruent with the overall health care plan; provide psychosocial intervention; educate patients, their family members, staff and social work students; facilitate compliance with treatment; work with the community to provide needed services; and coordinate discharge planning activities.

This key social work position with VCU Health Geriatric and Continuum Services will be responsible for working with geriatric and complex adult patients who are under the care of VCU Health Geriatrics in local nursing homes. The position will report to the VCU Health Social Work Department with dotted line reporting to the VCU Health Geriatrics and Continuum Services. The focus of the role will be on safe and timely discharge planning for patients leaving the nursing home and transitioning to a lower level of care. There will be local travel required. ResponsibilitiesInitiate patient/family intervention based on self-assessment of service need(s).Initiate community/facility referrals based on identified patient/family needs.Initiate consultation with facility staff regarding psychosocial patient/family needs.Contact the appropriate Social Services Department to report suspected abuse/neglect/exploitation cases.Develop intervention plans and related interventions with patients/families/significant others.Initiate education activities with and for facility staff.Contribute to quality improvement activities through self-analysis of services and needs.Participate in service area meetings, training, and patient care conferences.This position may supervise social work students on a voluntary basis.Depending on the unit assignment, may be required to work alternate schedules, weekends, holidays and take call.

Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record, if driving required for position. Qualifications RequiredMasters of Social Work Degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program PreferredLicensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of VirginiaMinimum of one (1) year of clinical social work experience Clinical social work experience in an acute care setting **Selected candidates will be placed into appropriate levels for this position based on their experience and qualifications**

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Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Social Services
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