Social Work

Posting Date June 7, 2017
Job Title Social Work
Specialty MSW
Hours Per Diem
Overview Home care Facility Rockingham VNA & Hospice Exeter, NH Status per diem limited Shift Day Shift Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Job Details Reports to SW Program Manager. Performs a variety of services, such as advising on social problems, arranging for discharge or postoperative care at home or in institutions, placement of adults in nursing homes, financial assistance to patients or families during illnesses and alleviation of anxieties or fears concerning permanent disabilities, disfiguring illnesses or uncertainty about the future. The per diem Social Worker will assist as needed for staff vacation coverage, etc.     Major Responsibilities 1  Assesses the needs for social work intervention via interviews with patients/families to obtain information about psycho-social status, home environment, family relationships, health history and personality traits. 2  Develops plan of care in consultation with the physician and other care team members. 3  Coordinates and consults plans with patient, family, members of health care team, community agencies and other facilities to facilitate discharge plan. 4  Counsels/works with patients and families about adjustment to illness and medical recommendations. Provides appropriate community resources as needed. 5  Evaluates data gathered in terms of the medical treatment plan and available resources to plan a pertinent treatment program that will provide each patient with maximum benefits. 6  Performs in the role of case manager to assist team in understanding the social and emotional factors related to pertinent health problems. 7  Completes documentation on same day as visit per agency policy. Transfers laptop after each visit. 8  Understands and meets expected productivity standards, attendance at meetings and obligations for scheduling. 9  Identifies and utilizes appropriate community resources and assesses patient/family ability to access them. 10  Assists the physician and team members in recognizing and understanding the social/mental stress and/or disorders that exacerbate the symptoms related to acute or chronic illness. Provides short term counseling, crisis intervention, assistance specific to advance directives and funeral planning support to patients and families if requested. CB~
Qualifications Requirements - Master's degree in related field - CPR certified or within 30 days of hire - Driver license - valid
Agency / Location Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice
137 Epping Road
Exeter, NH 03833
Contact Information Amy LeClaire, Human Resources
Rockingham VNA & Hospice
137 Epping Rd
Exeter, NH 03833
Phone: 603-772-2981
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