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Social Worker MSW - Home Health/Hospice - PRN

Essential Functions: (Detailed tasks, duties and responsibilities)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Understands and adheres to established Agency policies/procedures.

  2. Understands and promotes principles of continuous performance improvement.

  3. Acts as a consultant to other Agency personnel.

  4. Participates in the coordination of Agency's services with the services of other community resources; uses community resources.

  5. Observes confidentiality and safeguards all patient information.

  6. Serves as a resource person to employees, patients, physicians and other allied healthcare providers.

  7. Develops a cooperative relationship and communicates effectively and professionally with physicians.

  8. Accepts responsibility for regular attendance and punctuality.

  9. Maintains current knowledge of Medicare Conditions of Participation for social work services.

  10. Immediately reports any accident, incident, lost articles or unusual occurrence to Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor.

  11. Participates in in-services and/or continuing education programs.

  12. Participates in patient care conferences.

  13. Maintains contact with community support groups and provides professional expertise as required.

  14. Plans/coordinates all social services within the Agency.

  15. Documents all patient/family services provided as required by Agency policy.

  16. Assists physician and other team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to health problems.

  17. Participates in the development of the plan of care.

  18. Prepares clinical and progress notes.

  19. Works with the family.

  20. Participates in discharge planning.

  21. Other duties assigned by Director of Clinical Services/Nursing Supervisor (or Social Worker, if Social Work Assistant).


Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements: (Educational and job experience requirements. Knowledge, skills, abilities)

  1. A person who has a master's degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and has one-year experience in a health care setting.

  2. BLS certification required.

  3. Three to five (3-5) years' experience preferred.

  4. One (1) year experience in home care preferred.

  5. Acceptance of philosophy and goals of Agency.

  6. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.

  7. Ability to work with individuals to enlist cooperation of many people to perform/achieve a common goal.


Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.




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