Counsel patients and families concerning the facilitation of the medical Plan of Care.
Recognize, identify and utilize community and family resources to assist the patient in long-term plans for life in the community or to learn to live within the limits of the patient s disability.
Participate in discharge planning.
Coordinate the total Plan of Care and maintain continuity of patient care by liaising with appropriate staff.
Attend and actively participate in patient care conferences to ensure good coordination of care. Develop, prepare and maintain individualized patient care progress records with accuracy, timeliness and according to policies.
May supervise Social Worker Assistants as a licensed social worker
Master s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
A current and unencumbered license or certification to practice as a social worker in the state assigned to work with some limited state specific exceptions*
One (1+) year or more experience as a social worker in a healthcare setting
Current CPR certification
Must have reliable transportation, current driver s license, and agency-required liability insurance to perform home visitsPreferred: Previous home health or hospice experience
Most states specifically require a professional state license or certification to practice as a Medical Social Worker in home health. (LGSW, LMSW, LCSW, LICSW, LISW, CMSW)Amedisys is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other legally protected characteristic.
Benefits and More
Amedisys cares for our team members with the same commitment we have to our patients. This is reflected in the benefits we provide and the opportunities we make available to our team. Benefits for eligible employees include:
Paid Time Off/Holidays
Health benefits (medical, dental, vision); health spending account
401 (K) plan; employee stock purchase plan available
Fleet car for eligible employees
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