Medical Social Worker

Home care allows you to get a full understanding of each patient’s needs! 

Description
Duties include:
  • Assessing the social and emotional factors affecting patients and families that impede effective medical treatment, and intervening in crisis situations when necessary
  • Participating in the development of care plans
  • Counseling patients and families in long-range planning and decision-making
  • Assisting patients and families in obtaining needed community resources
  • Providing social work services to the hospice program
  • Assisting with staff in-service programs and community education
Requirements
Home care is both challenging and rewarding! This job requires a person who can work independently, while never forgetting that home care is a team effort. Other requirements include:
  • Bachelor of Social Work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • One year of experience in a health care setting, which may include completion of a social work health care internship
  • One to three years of general clinical experience in hospitals or nursing homes (internship experience considered)
  • Willingness to work in home environments of patients who may have values or standards different from your own
  • Ability to network with community agencies and utilize community resources
  • Ability to make evaluations and decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Respecting the patient’s privacy and maintaining confidentiality
  • Current Tennessee driver’s license and automobile liability insurance

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