Advocates for the patient in obtaining and negotiating resources to meet patient needs, as necessary
Interviews patients/families to complete a thorough and timely psycho-social assessment and to evaluate current support systems available to the patient and family. Completes assessments, per department standards, based upon information from multiple sources including the patient, family, nursing staff and physician as well as information discussed in multi-disciplinary rounds. Documented assessments confirm an understanding of the patient’s functional status and psycho-social needs.
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to address barriers that may impact or delay the patient’s discharge plan. Works in collaboration with hospital and community agencies to obtain needed services and resources for patients/families/caregivers.
Prepares for and participates in multi-disciplinary rounds on assigned nursing unit for the purpose of updating the team on the psycho-social needs and to identify potential social work referrals. Appropriately prioritizes cases according to assessed needs.
Provides patient/family education, adjustment-to-illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention. Provides education to patients/families/caregivers regarding resource options and coping with diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Ability to provide end of life support.
What Will You Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Masterâ™s in Social Work
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
Registered clinical social work intern
Experience in clinical counseling
Experience in pediatrics
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Under the general supervision of the Director and/or Manager, in collaboration with the Case Manager, works with the patient/family, physicians, interdisciplinary team and external agencies. The Social Worker-MSW utilizes expertise in patient/family assessment incorporating physical, psycho-social, environmental, spiritual, and financial factors to assess patients for barriers that interfere with the attainment of healthcare goals. The Social Worker-MSW educates the health care team and physicians about psycho-social issues and identified patient/family problems as well as recommends strategies to address these issues. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.