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Hospital Social Workers counsel patients and provide support in finding resources for their care. Sample resumes in this field indicate duties such as working with doctors, nurses and support staff to determine the safest discharge plan for the patient; and communicating with outside agencies to make referrals for post acute care. Hospital Social Workers are required to have a Master of Social Work on their resumes, and all states require licensing. A master's degree and at least two years or 3,000 hours of supervised work experience are required for the licensing exam.

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Hospital Social Worker

Evaluated each client's discharge needs and made appropriate referrals to community based services.

  • Assessed each client for possible mental health intervention
  • Developed a rapport with community based services.
  • Provided client advocacy and referral.
  • Maintained appropriate written and computer documentation.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
2

Hospital Social Worker Intern

  • Provided crisis counseling and support for patients with substance abuse issues, domestic and sexual assault incidents, trauma accidents, prenatal loss, etc.
  • Assessed family situations and reported cases to Child Protective Services (CPS) and Adult Protective Services (APS)
  • Performed psychosocial assessments for patients with mental diagnosis and assessed for risk of suicide and/or homicide
  • Co-Facilitated an 8 week female teen health educational group for adolescents aged 11-18 at The Settlement Home, Austin, Texas
Candidate Info
10
months in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BS
Genetics
MS
Clinical Social Work
3

Roosevelt Hospital Social Worker

Conducted biopsychosocial assessments with the patient and caregiver as needed

  • Worked closely with teams and the high risk patients identified by the New York State Department of Health, or by the practitioners to conduct ongoing care management
  • Identified barriers to medical care
  • Communicated with external organizations in the community, as well as on-site providers to facilitate adherence to the care plan (e.g. transportation, legal, housing)
  • Educated patients/caregiver on how to navigate the health system, connecting them to resources, and empowering them to use these resources
  • Visit patients in their home or accompany patients to appointments as needed
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
4

Hospital Social Worker

Provide comprehensive counseling and services to patients and family members in rural, Level 3 medical facility

  • Collaborated with members of hospital healthcare teams to provide effective and appropriate discharge planning
  • Assess, refer and establish transfers for substance abuse/dependence and mental health patients
  • Assist patients in obtaining community based resources and referrals
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
MA
Counseling
5

Hospital Social Worker

Social Worker in an acute care hospital

  • Worked closely with Utilization Review Staff in order to facility safe, timely discharge plans for patients in all unit of the hospital
  • Worked with physicians to provide needed services to patients and their families
  • Worked with outside agencies and facilities such as nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric facilities, medical equipment companies and other health care agencies
  • Worked with Department of Child and Family Services to report issues of suspected abuse and neglect of newborn patients in the Hospital's Birth Place
  • Met with families, as well as patients, to process issues that included adjustment to new diagnosis', mortality and death and dying.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Human Services
BA
Social Work
6

Hospital Social Worker-discharge Planner

Executed comprehensive social services evaluation and discharge planning for Acute and Skilled Care

  • Acted as advocate for patient and family in the health care system.
  • Clinical documentation in the medical record.
  • Worked actively with several interdisciplinary health provider teams.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
17
years
at this job
BA
Social Work
7

Hospital Social Worker

  • Responsible for assessment, case management and coordination of necessary support services for patients at time of discharge.
  • Extensive involvement with evaluation of Medicare, Medicaid and private pay insurance benefits.
  • Provide on-call services for two hospitals.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
MA
Social Work
8

Second Shift Hospital Social Worker

Completed crisis psychosocial assessments in emergency department setting

  • Completed psychiatric assessments for psychiatric hospitalization in both inpatient and emergency room settings
  • Provided education to patients and family members pertaining to options for placement for patient drug and alcohol treatment programs
  • Worked directly with an interdisciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals
  • Coordinated services with community providers to ensure continuum of care once the patient was released from hospital setting
  • Worked with hospital shift supervisor to maintain an ethical hospital setting for patients and staff
  • Provided patients and family with education pertaining to community resources that met their specialized needs
  • Completed crisis assessments for victims of domestic violence, substance abuse, and other high risk environment patients
  • Completed referral to appropriate mandated reporting entities such as adult and child protective services
  • Completed insurance prior authorizations for psychiatric hospitalization
  • Coordinated discharge planning for post hospital placement to skilled facilities
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BA
Psychology
MA
Master of Arts
9

Hospital Social Worker/case Manager

Initial screening and evaluation of Patients.

  • Coordinate Patient discharge and continuity of care planning.
  • Promote communication and collaboration among health care team members.
  • Connect Patients with needed and available community resources.
  • Arrange for resources/funds to finance medications, medical equipment, and other needed services.
  • Refer Patients to In-Patient Rehabilitation Centers, Psychiatric Hospitals, Home Health, Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facilities, and Hospice.
  • Employ crisis intervention.
  • Create and conduct Swing Bed Activities with Swing Bed Patients.
  • Follow up with Patients through discharge phone calls.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Social Work
Social Work

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