HealthPro Heritage has a PRN Social Worker opening in St. Louis, MO. Home Health - All Adults!
Provides socials casework, when appropriate, to individuals and families receiving nursing, therapy, or other services from the contracted agency.
Prepares social histories according to specific guidelines to augment existing service, or as a guide in determining or changing level of service, taking into consideration:
The meaning of illness to the patient and family
The cultural attitudes in relation to illness
The meaning of home to the patient
The ability of the patient and his or her family to adjust to the patient at home
The financial impact of illness upon the family.
Assesses, when appropriate, a family’s financial situation, taking into consideration the patient’s prognosis and medical needs, and referring the family to an agency for financial assistance if necessary, interpreting the medical situation to the referring agency and generally facilitating the process of referral
Refers patients and families to community agencies with appropriate follow-up
Graduate of an accredited Social Work program. Current licensure and eligibility as a Medical Social Worker. Current BLS Certification.
Minimum one year prior experience in a medical setting where the team approach to treatment was utilized. Minimum one year prior home health experience preferred.
Performance Factors Used to Evaluate Employee:
Evaluates and establishes goals based on the patient’s current level of functioning and potential for improvement.
Participates in the development of a treatment and care plan.
Observes the patient, and records and reports information on the patient’s conditioning in the patient’s record. Documents each visit made in timely fashion and provides that documentation to the contracted agency and to Eclipse.
When applicable will fill out status update for staffing meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned by EHC management staff.
As patient care and/or EHC need dictates, both the assigned shift and work location may be changed at the discretion of EHC.
Performs essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
Instruct other health team personnel as needed
Completes all documentation in a correct and timely manner as it relates to patient care.
Adheres to policies, annual licensure verification and submission of documentation regarding in-services and continuing education if needed.