The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Per Diem is responsible for providing interventions to remove psychosocial barriers preventing safe and timely transition through the continuum of care. Skillfully advocates in empowering patients to maintain a level of control over their treatment and for self-determination. The professional licensure allows this individual to provide clinical and casework supervision for staff in accordance with the needs of the department.
Independently manages a specific caseload of patients as identified by the Social Work Service Department. Evaluates and assesses to determine those social, emotional, financial and cultural factors of the patient’s life situation that may contribute to the total diagnosis and treatment plan for the patient. Demonstrates a comprehensive and systematic approach in providing a variety of therapeutic and intervention modalities to remove psychosocial barriers that prevent a safe and timely transition through the continuum of care.
Provides leadership and healthcare team coordination to address protective service issues, life care decisions, and advance directives. Actively manages a treatment plan to address complex psychosocial issues of high-risk patients. Provides crisis intervention services to patients and families and the health care team including but not limited to as a member of the code team.
Collaborates with the case manager and the healthcare team to provide education, resources, and referrals to patients, families and caretaker. Ensures that psychosocial and socioeconomic needs are addressed in the treatment or discharge plan. Facilitates coordination among health care professionals, services, and settings involved in the patient’s care, with a focus on enhancing patient satisfaction through ensuring that the rights of the patient and family are respected and maintained throughout the continuum of care.
Maintains professionalism and provides ongoing education to the healthcare team regarding the social workers role and psychosocial issues as it relates to patient care.
Supervises assigned staff and provides weekly supervision to Social Worker, MSW’s, Social Work Interns and volunteers. Participates in the development of efficient and effective practice standards and makes recommendations to the department for superior delivery of service.
Educates, facilitates and coordinates with the patient, families, caretakers, and community agencies to ensure that resources available to the patient are in place to prevent readmission to the hospital; ensuring effective and efficient utilization of private, public, and philanthropic funds.
Responds to and completes psychosocial services in a timely and efficient manner, causing no avoidable delay in the implementation of the treatment plan or in the anticipated discharge time or date. Manages complex bio psychosocial cases to expedite patient and family follow through of treatment plan.
Collaborates with members of the healthcare team, the patient, family and community liaisons to ensure psychosocial and socioeconomic needs are addressed in order to enhance outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Is required to be on the campus of the medical center during core business hours to accommodate issues that may arise out of a crisis and to support the medical team, peers and staff and their assignment to a specific area.