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Munson Healthcare Social Worker in Traverse City, Michigan

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Masters degree in Social Work from a CSWE (Counsel on Social Work Education) accredited college or university, with a minimum of three years experience in a medical setting, preferably in an acute care hospital or dialysis unit. Must have licensure as a Social Worker with the State of Michigan.

ORGANIZATION

Reports to the Director of Dialysis Services.

POPULATIONS SERVED COMPETENCIES, INCLUDING AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below: __Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) __Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) __Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) __ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) __Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  • Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  • Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.

  • Provides case coordination as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote effective, safe patient discharge planning.

  • Provides crisis management.

  • Leads and facilitates debriefings as indicated.

  • Helps patients and families understand medical recommendations.

  • Provides social work services to restore optimal social and health adjustment within the patient's capabilities. Assists patient and families in developing and utilizing effective strategies in coping with acute/chronic illness, hospitalization, and treatment. Interacts with patients and their families in the development of a comprehensive and timely plan for discharge from the hospital.

  • Leads and facilitates patient and/or family conferences.

  • Participates in monthly QAPI meetings as defined in Medicare Conditions for Coverage.

  • Maintains knowledge of community resources that can be utilized by patients and families in order to assist with re-entry into the community and to maximize independence and health restoration. Seeks to identify and develop resources within the institution and the community to address unmet patient/family needs.

  • Maintains strict confidentiality and respect for patient/family autonomy.

  • Promotes hospital-wide understanding of the social work role, functions, and principles.

  • Presents educational/training programs regarding social/emotional factors of illness their impact upon patients, families, and health care process.

  • Acts as facilitator for educational/support groups within the hospital and in community settings.

  • Assures compliance with certification and regulatory agencies. Maintains competency by participating regularly in staff meetings, journal clubs, and other mandatory and/or optional hospital-based or community educational opportunities.

  • Meets educational requirements needed to maintain a State of Michigan Social Work License.

  • Practices in accord with National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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