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Medical Social Worker

Company: Amedisys, Inc.
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

*What You Will Do*

Provides social worker assessment and treatment; assisting patients and families in the patient's place of residence as prescribed by a Physician. The Social Worker assists the patient and family with health related financial, social and emotional concerns and assists with effective coping skills.

* Provides Social Work Services in accordance with the Physician's plan of care.
* Demonstrates competency in the skills required by the care center.
* Performs accurate and comprehensive assessments.
* Ensures that changes in the patient's clinical status are communicated to other healthcare team members and the care center office staff in a timely manner (documented communication in the patient's record).
* Coordinates care planning and delivery with the physician, patient/ family, other healthcare team members to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.
* Provides medical social work interventions and treatment based on an ongoing patient assessment/ reassessment and in accordance with Physician orders.
* Educates the patient and family members and other team members on medical social work interventions and treatment plan.
* Performs care planning, transfer and discharge functions in accordance with care center policy and applicable laws, regulations and standards.
* Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences/ patient care conferences in accordance with care center policy.
* Develops, prepares and maintains individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies. Submits accurate and timely documentation per care center policy.
* Identifies risks or threats to the patient's health in the patient's environment and promptly implements appropriate interventions to reduce risks. Communicates identification of risks/ threats to the patient to the Physician and other members of the healthcare team to coordinate care effectively.
* Maintains knowledge of community resources, identifying appropriate resources to meet patient and family needs to facilitate optimal outcomes.
* Keeps abreast of social work trends and knowledge.
* Adheres to all applicable laws, regulations and standards.
* Complies with the care center's policies.
* Participates in the agency's Quality Assessment Performance Improvement Program and activities.
* Participates in in-service programs and provides educational in-service programs to agency staff as requested.


* Holds a Master's or Doctoral degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; andHas 1 (one) year of social work experience in a health care setting.
Meets state and federal requirements for this position.
Current CPR certification

Job Type: Part-time

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Employee assistance program
* Paid time off
* Referral program
Medical specialties:
* Home Health
* Day shift

* Social work: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: On the road%30668848%

Keywords: Amedisys, Inc., Newport News , Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Williamsburg, Virginia

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