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Social Worker BSW/BS

MyMichigan Health
United States, Michigan, Midland
4000 Wellness Drive (Show on map)
August 16, 2022

Summary

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Responsible for providing psychosocial evaluations and treatment under the direction of a physician's plan of care to patients who are receiving home care services. Care to be provided under the supervision of a qualified MSW in the case of a BSW. Primarily serving Isabelle and Gratiot counties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(25%)* Evaluates the patient's social, emotional, spiritual, financial, and environmental factors related to their illness, response to treatment, and adjustment to care.

(10%)* Develops a social work treatment plan based on assessment and input from patient, family, and other disciplines involved in care.

(25%)* Collaborates with physician and other team members regarding significant social and emotional factors that affect the medical plan of care. Advocates and negotiates with healthcare team and community agencies for patient/family to receive needed care.

(40%)* Provides social work interventions to patient and family including counseling, education, crisis management, patient centered decision-making, advance directives, care planning, resource linkage, funeral planning, etc.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assesses special needs related to age, cultural diversity, developmental issues of patient/family including communication, space, role of family, special traditions, obstacles to learning, etc.

Addresses safety and environmental issues including abuse, neglect, violence and/or suicide.

Consults with agencies regarding patient needs and makes referrals as appropriate.

Educates patient and/or family with information about community resources and assists with accessing resources as needed.

Identifies the need for and conducts family meetings that result in understanding, comfort, decision-making and other important outcomes.

Assists patient/family in financial matters impacting treatment plan. Provides education regarding financial entitlement programs and links patient with appropriate agencies.

Assesses patient and caregiver psychosocial status, family dynamics and communication patterns, identifying where additional counseling or specialized services or therapy is needed.

Provides clear documentation of psychosocial problems, impact on treatment, MSW goals, and patient/family response to treatment.

Maintains timely, thorough, concise documentation in all required systems.

Completes initial evaluations, orders, visit notes, communication notes, case conference notes, IDT notes, recertifications and discharge summaries as appropriate and under the supervision of a qualified MSW.

Integrates relevant theories of family dynamics, crisis intervention, strengths based, solution focused, and meaning of illness into everyday casework.

Assists with transition to long term care facility or inpatient setting as needed.

Participates in case conferences, inservice programs and staff meetings as assigned. Participates in IDT and serves as counselor as needed.

Facilitates support/education groups as needed.

Observes strict confidentiality as well as respect for patient/family autonomy.

Completes bereavement risk assessment and coordinates bereavement plan as needed.

MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.

Builds and maintains positive relationships with patients, families, healthcare providers and community agencies. Provides excellent customer service.

Willingly and consistently offers to help peers as needed.

Communicates teamwork, integrity, caring and compassion.

Assumes responsibility for professional development and education requirements for maintenance of professional licensure.

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND SKILLS:

BLS required within one month of hire or transfer.

CPI - Crisis Prevention Intervention for those hired before 5/1/2022 CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certification required by May 1, 2023. For those hired on/after May 1, 2022 CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certification required within 90 days of hire or transfer date.

SW - Social Worker or Social Service Technician.

BSW required, MSW preferred.

Two years' experience in a social agency or community organization dealing with health and/or welfare.

At least one year of SW experience in a healthcare setting.

Ability to communicate effectively with all people and to express ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

Ability to speak, write, and understand the English language.

Ability to recognize needs and concerns of people and maintain constructive interpersonal relationships.

Ability to work independently, demonstrating problem-solving and organizational skills.

Ability to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, and terminally ill people in the home setting.

Basic knowledge of community health, welfare, and social agencies.

Adherence to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

Ability to drive under hazardous road conditions.

Ability to work where employee may be exposed to communicable diseases in unpredictable home situations.

Must be able to use all personal protective equipment correctly.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood-borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health blood-borne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Sedentary. Must be able to occasionally (0 33% of the workday) lift or carry 0 10 lbs.

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