Medical Social Worker - Mon-Fri 30 hrs/wk (Lincoln, NE)
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Schedule - Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
We re searching for a Medical Social Worker to provide pediatric
patients, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed
to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses and injuries
while under clinical social work supervision, if provisionally
licensed. May also provide care and case management or
interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and
address barriers to access to healthcare. Services include advising
family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and
making referrals for other services.
Under Provisional Supervision, conducts psychosocial
Screens patients in assigned hospital and/or clinic areas daily
focusing on new diagnosis of chronic illness, patients with complex
medical needs, or safety concerns.
Establishes professional caring and supportive working
relationships with patients, families, and medical team
Collaborates with and facilitates multidisciplinary team
discussions to understand the medical, emotional, and safety needs
of the patients/families.
Formulates patient goals and monitors the progression of the plan
of care utilizing strength-based interventions.
Assesses high risk families and provide interventions focusing on
the safety and mental health of the patient/family and collaborates
with the healthcare team to ensure a safe environment.
Appropriately documents assessment in chart.
Provides referrals for patient and family needs.
Gathers information from patients/families regarding identified
needs and concerns involving social determinants of health.
Shares appropriate resource materials and information with
Maintains up to date knowledge of community resources specific to
the patient s medical condition and social situation.
Advocates for access to mental health, financial resources, and
other community resources/services.
Assists with follow-up and follow-through to ensure that quality of
care is obtained.
Documents interventions in chart.
Under Provisional Supervision, provides crisis intervention,
supportive counseling, and coaching to patients and their
Supports patients by assisting families with understanding child
development and well-child needs, problem-solving, adjustment to
illness, and management of long-term illness, utilizing their
positive coping strategies.
Provides interventions which reflect knowledge of how disease
impacts social well-being and is enhanced by disease specific
Responds to positive screenings for depression and anxiety by
providing risk assessments, initial interventions and referrals for
Provides crisis intervention in a variety of situations.
Facilitates support groups as needed.
Provides recommendations and appropriate hand-offs to care team
Documents interventions and supports in chart.
While under supervision, provides assessment and coordination of
child abuse/neglect cases.
Assesses safety and risk for identified patient.
Communicates with medical and nursing personnel regarding
assessment and plan.
Facilitates referral and provides ongoing communication with CPS,
law enforcement, and county attorney s office.
Documents pertinent information and completes all rep
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