Medical Social Worker, Home Health PRN

Employer
Humana
Location
Estero, Florida
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Feb 29, 2024
Closes
Apr 28, 2024
Ref
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Industry
Insurance
Category
Insurance
Workplace
In-Office
Become a part of our caring community and help us put health first

The Medical Social Worker participates in the interdisciplinary care provided to home health patients. The Medical Social Worker functions to evaluate and develop a plan of care personalized to fit the patient's emotional and social needs. The Medical Social Worker provides direction and supervision of the Social Worker Assistant as required and when involved in the patient's plan of care. The Medical Social Worker works within CenterWell Home Health's company-specific policy and procedures, applicable healthcare standards, governmental laws, and regulations.

  • Assesses the patient's social and emotional state as it relates to his or her illness or injury, needs for care and his or her response to such treatment, and adjustments to care.
  • Assesses any relationships of the patient's medical and nursing needs in the home setting, financial resources, and available community resources.
  • Provides any appropriate action to obtain available community resources to assist in resolving issues that may be impeding the patient's recovery.
  • Instructs patients and families in treating and coping with social and emotional response connected with Provides ongoing assessment of patient and family needs and responses to teaching
  • Assists the physician and other health team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's health Participates in the development and periodic re-evaluation of the physician's Plan of Care for the patient.
  • Observes, records, and reports changes in patients' condition and response to treatment to the Clinical Manager and the Participates in the discharge planning process
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary care team in care coordination activities and acts as a resource to other health team members in the identification and resolution of patient needs
  • Supervises instructs and evaluates the performance of the Social Work Assistant (BSW) to assure that all medical social services are provided to patients in compliance with Company, government, and professional standards
  • Maintains and submits documentation as required by the company and/ or facility including any case conferences, patient/physician community contacts, visit reports progress notes, and confers with other health care disciplines in providing optimum patient.
Use your skills to make an impact

Required Skills/Experience

  • Masters or doctoral degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Social Worker licensure in the state of practice; if required by state law or regulation.
  • A valid driver's license, auto insurance, and reliable transportation are required.
  • Proof of current CPR certification
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a social worker in a health care setting, home health, and/or hospice.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to assist with discharge planning needs, and to obtain community resources (housing, shelter, funeral/memorial service arrangements, legal, information and referral, state/federal financial and medication programs, and eligibility.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of medications and their correct administration.
  • Ability to organize tasks, develop action plans, set priorities, and function under stressful situations.
  • Ability to be flexible in work hours and travel locally.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and their family members and at all levels of the organization.
  • Maintains current licensure certifications and meets mandatory continuing education requirements.
  • Must read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Must have good and regular attendance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Valid driver's license, auto insurance and reliable transportation.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

1

About us

About CenterWell Home Health: CenterWell Home Health specializes in personalized, comprehensive home care for patients managing a chronic condition or recovering from injury, illness, surgery or hospitalization. Our care teams include nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, home health aides, and medical social workers – all working together to help patients rehabilitate, recover and regain their independence so they can live healthier and happier lives.

About CenterWell, a Humana company: CenterWell creates experiences that put patients at the center. As the nation's largest provider of senior-focused primary care, one of the largest providers of home health services, and fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager, CenterWell is focused on whole-person health by addressing the physical, emotional and social wellness of our patients. As part of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), CenterWell offers stability, industry-leading benefits, and opportunities to grow yourself and your career. We proudly employ more than 30,000 clinicians who are committed to putting health first – for our teammates, patients, communities and company. By providing flexible scheduling options, clinical certifications, leadership development programs and career coaching, we allow employees to invest in their personal and professional well-being, all from day one.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of  Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of  Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

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