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Social Worker MSW/LMSW/LCSW

Requisition ID:

20158449

Business Unit:

Hartford HealthCare at Home

Location:

Trumbull, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

The Home Care Social Worker (LMSW) is a Master’s prepared, Licensed Clinician who will engage patients, in their home, to determine their short and long-term needs, and will provide short-term counseling/interventions to meet care plan objectives. The Home Care Social Worker will collaborate with patients, their families, physicians, and home care team to identify and address patient’s bio-psychosocial needs, barriers to care, risk-factors, etc. The Home Care Social Worker is familiar working with patients who have complex health care and psychosocial problems that require a high degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. The Home Care Social Worker works independently and uses critical thinking skills to make accurate, and at times, quick judgments, and has the ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Key areas of responsibility

 

Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team regarding patients that were identified for Social Work Services, and through IDT/case communication, assists with identifying patients that would benefit from Social Work Services.

 

Completes comprehensive in-home psychosocial evaluations. Evaluations include:

 

Consideration of developmental, social and/or cultural, substance abuse, psychological, environmental, and medical issues 

 

Physical, social, emotional, and familial characteristics

 

Use of evidence-based assessment tools to determine cognitive status and behavioral health needs including Dementia, Depression, Anxiety, etc.

 

Home safety, family dynamics, caregiver strain, and other risk factors including suicide

 

Patient/family understanding of their disease treatment options

 

Strengths, available supports, and barriers to care

 

Determine appropriate level of care including needs for long/short-term skilled-nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, adult day care, etc.           

 

 

Based on a comprehensive, culturally competent assessment collaborates with the patient and family to create a care plan with measureable goals. Implements short-term interventions to address identified barriers and promote health and well-being.

 

Provides clinical treatment services in form of triage, crisis intervention, individual or family therapy, screening and planning

 

Utilize Motivational Interviewing and Coaching skills to assist patients/families in identifying and addressing goals. Using identified strengths, encourage self-determination and independence

 

Act as educators for patients, families, the community, and other professionals regarding disease prevention, disease progression, impact of illness, health maintenance, and adherence to treatment regimens

 

Advocate for the needs and interests of patients to improve access to care and improved delivery of services

 

Provide ongoing assessment of patient and family needs. Monitor and alter care plan goals and interventions as necessary

 

Maintains timely documentation of social work services, which reflect the patient and client systems’ pertinent information for assessment and treatment; social work involvement and outcomes.         

 

Facilitates team based care and collaboration

 

Work collaboratively with primary care and specialty physicians and other members of the health care team to improve quality of life

 

Functions as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team. Participates in case conferences and IDT meetings

 

Assists the health care team in understanding social/psychological factors related to patient’s care

 

Acts as a consultant for Agency staff regarding abuse, neglect, exploitation, and community resources

 

Identify HHC and community-based resources for patients and families as appropriate        

 

In addition, the position involves other duties such as:

 

Participates in Agency staff meetings and appropriate interdisciplinary meetings

 

Conducts outreach activities for purposes of program marketing, community education, and collaboration with other service providers

 

Act as liaison to other community services and agencies

 

Participates in health care programs as required

 

Participates in appropriate external and internal professional activities

 

Participates in educational activities regarding area of expertise

 

Follows Agency procedures in delivering casework services

 

Maintains productivity standard

 

Will actively participate in the performance improvement process known as H3W.

 

Performs other duties as assigned  


Qualifications

Education

Master’s degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education

Experience

2-3 years health care experience, inclusive of acute and community health experience

 

Licensure, Certification, Registration

LMSW

 

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements 

Considerable knowledge of social, cultural, economic, political, religious, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence the behaviors of patients and families.

 

Familiarity with various evidence-based assessment tools: PHQ-9/PHQ-2, SLUMS, BIMS, FAST, SAD Caregiver Strain Index, etc.

 

Knowledge of and ability to obtain community resources (town/state/federal programs and eligibility requirements)

 

Proven ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.

 

Must be flexible with ambiguity and change processes.

 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

Strong organization skills and attention to detail.

 

Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Epic experience a plus

 

New clinicians will be required to complete:

 

Mental Health First Aid Certification

 

QPR Training

 

Movement Disorder Training

 
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