Position: Medical Social Worker
Salary: Commensurate with experience
To assure that clients’ social service needs are adequately met, the medical social worker provides medical social services to clients in their place of residence under the supervision of the primary nurse coordinator and with orders of the primary physician.
Assists the physician and other team members in understanding the significant social, emotional and financial factors related to the client’s health problems.
Participates in the development of the plan of care.
Participates in case conferences with other team members.
Prepares clinical and progress notes and submits all required paperwork in a timely manner as per agency policy
Works with the client’s family.
Uses appropriate community resources.
Participates in discharge planning.
Provides and participates in educational in-services.
Acts as a consultant to other agency personnel.
Relate to and work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset and, at times hostile people.
Attend and participate in continuing educational programs designed to keep current of changes in the profession and home health laws, regulations and standards.
Communicate effectively with staff, nursing personnel, physicians, patients, families, administration and outside organizations.
Requires a Master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Requires one year of social work experience in a health care setting
Good verbal, writing and interpersonal skills, and a thorough knowledge of the Medicare Regulations and Conditions of Participation for a certified home health agency.
Knowledge of community resources appropriate for home health clients.
Must have a reliable car with current insurance coverage and a current state driver’s license.
Please forward resumes to:
39 Haverhill Street
Methuen, MA 01844
Phone: (978) 685-4700
Fax: (978) 685-4701