AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Medical Social Worker conducts an initial comprehensive evaluation as assigned and notifies the Clinical Team Manager or Patient Care Manager, as well as other members of the health care team, of general assessment and follow up plans. He or she will perform a psychosocial assessment, evaluate the patient/family coping, social service needs, caregiving plans, and bereavement risk along with the family’s financial status and insurance coverage. The ideal candidate will document observations, clinical findings, problems, interventions/treatments, goals and discharge plans. They will help clarify, counsel and explain the use of medical recommendations, services, and options offered to provide optimal social and health adjustment within one's own capacity. This individual participates in agency sponsored quality improvement activities and performs other duties as assigned consistent with skills and training for this position in alignment with the goals and mission of Pathways Home Health & Hospice.