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Social Worker Bs

Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Location: Brick
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

How have you impacted someone s life today* At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey s premier healthcare system.



The Social Worker will plan, organize and implement social work service to residents and families. They will plan for discharge and aftercare, maintain contact with referring agencies and related people, and with community resources used for referral. They will also assess psychosocial needs and assist with adjustment to long term care issues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

A day in the life of a Social Worker at Hackensack Meridian can be described as follows:

* Interviews patients /families to assess and evaluate the patient s psychological adjustment to illness/disability, the family s ability to assist with care, and their social, environmental, complex discharge planning and/or continuing care needs.

* Evaluate data gathered in terms of the medical plan of treatment, available social service programs, and plan a pertinent therapy program that will provide maximum benefit for each patient.

* Assist patient/families to understand, accept and follow medical recommendations.

* Performs a variety of services such as advising on social problems, arranging for discharge or post-operative care at home or institutions, placement of patients into foster homes and alleviation of anxiety and fears.

* Utilize resources to assist patient to resume life in the community or learn to live with disability.

* Maintains a current case record of each patient and records the social work assessment, intervention provided, and plan developed in the patient s medical chart/case management record including the psychological, social and/or economic aspects related to the patient s care.

* Prepare and update records for each patient. Prepare required documentation of each case.

* Maintains records, reports as required.

* Attend meetings as required and participate on committees as requested.

* Completes all assessments, attends care plan team meetings.

* Assists with long term care adjustments and related issues.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Social Services is required

* One (1) or more years of experience in a geriatric setting is required

* Must have certificate issued by the State of NJ to practice as a CSW, LSW or LCSW

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status and any other category protected by federal or state law.

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