Medical Social Worker (LMSW/LISW)

Company Name:
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Skills: Master's in Social Work required. Must hold current License form the State of New Mexico as a Licensed Independent Social Worker or Licensed Master's Social Worker.
Experience or preceptorship in clinical social work is desirable.
- The medical social worker is responsible for the identification and assessment of psychosocial problems and will work with patients and families achieve resolution or will
provide referrals to the appropriate agencies for the service.
- The medical social worker shall be available for patients and their families through many aspects of care. This includes psychosocial problem-solving activities in admission and
discharge phases and assessment of financial needs and available resources, which contribute to a safe and appropriate discharge to the community setting.
- Results of assessments and interventions are documented in the medical record.
- The medical social worker functions as an advocate and liaison to the multidisciplinary healthcare team and is responsible for discharge plans, which will achieve optimal patient
outcomes.
- The medical social worker collaborates as a key member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. Collaboration includes the active participation of the social worker in the team
decision-making process. He/she is responsible for helping the team members understand function and role of the social worker in the clinical setting.
- The medical social worker acts as an expert resource and contact for the multidisciplinary team, including other social workers or community case managers, physicians, ancillary
staff and nursing staff on a multi-state and regional basis to help promote the optimal continuity of care for the patient in discharge or transfer arrangements.
- Facilitates effective communication between administration, staff, physicians, other department, patients, families and the general public. Participates in conflict resolution
as necessary and acts as an effective problem solver.
- Exemplifies a high standard of leadership qualities and professionalism. Mentors the staff in developing and achieving professional goals.
- Maintains current knowledge of information in related field through seminars, workshops and publications.
- Assures implementation of change projects/ initiatives.
- Assures that the population's psychosocial and discharge planning are addressed and fulfilled.
- Participates in all policies, records, data and reports as necessary for satisfaction of State, Federal, and JCAHO regulations.
- Serves as an educational resource regarding the functions of department specific programs to both colleagues and customers.
- Assessments
- Completes MDS, RAPS, Care Plans
- Performs Utilization Review
- Performs other functions as required.

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