How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.
The Social Worker collaborates with members of the healthcare team to facilitate the progression of the patient's treatment and discharge plan.
A day in the life of a Social Worker at Hackensack Meridian includes:
Assessing/considering the patient's cultural and religious practices, emotional barriers, desire and motivation to learn, physical and cognitive limitations and language barriers
Documenting findings on the Social Worker assessment form
Developing and reinforcing a discharge plan, in collaboration with the patient/family and healthcare team that will provide maximum benefit for each patient
Consulting/conferring with physicians and medical center staff regarding the patient’s medical situation, his/her psychological adjustment to illness/disability and/or continuing care needs
Completion of Psychosocial Assessment and making appropriate referrals to DYFS, Adult Protective Services, and other agencies as necessary
Assisting with transfer or discharge of patient to another level of care or setting based on patient’s assessed needs and hospital’s capacity to provide care
Notifying supervisor/manager, in a timely manner, of difficult discharge placement concerns
Collaborating with Risk Management and legal staff on guardianship/other legal issues to prevent discharge delays
Documenting and communicating information to Multidisciplinary Team in order to coordinate and maximize care
Documenting medical records according to Department and Hospital Standards
Accurately completing all transfer and discharge summary forms
Current and valid LSW or LCSW in the State of New Jersey is required
MSW from accredited school of social work is required
One (1) year of acute care experience is preferred
Case management and discharge planning experience is preferred
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!