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Medical Social Workers help patients cope with chronic or terminal illnesses. Skills relevant to this position and found on applicants' resumes include completing psychosocial assessments and plans of care, assisting patients in adjusting to dialysis, establishing short-term therapy intervention for the management of and reactions and adjustments to an illness; and assisting patients with connections to community resources. Example resumes show that a bachelor's degree in social work is required for assistant positions, whereas master's degrees in social work and internships can be beneficial as well.

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Medical Social Worker

Assessed patient/family social and emotional factors in order to estimate their potential to cope with terminal illness and death

  • Provided psychosocial counseling to patient/family experiencing social and emotional conflict
  • Participated in interdisciplinary team meetings to establish, review and revise each patient's plan of care
  • Responsible for the maintenance of electronic medical records
  • Coordinated all patient and family services ensuring patient's end of life goals are maintained
  • Managed case load of patients assigned to two nurse case managers
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English
MA
Master of Arts
2

Medical Social Worker

Provided social work/discharge planning services by utilizing appropriate planning, implementation, and assessments

  • Reviewed medical records on all referred patients for history, level of care, and current needs
  • Consulted with physicians, patients, hospital staff, and family members to identify timely resolutions or identified problems
  • Developed discharge plans based upon thorough needs assessments
  • Performed screening and case finding to accomplish hospital's goals for high quality, cost effective patient care
  • Sought out nursing and physician participation to evaluate current and future medical, nursing, and social needs
  • Assisted and arranged with referrals to outside agencies
  • Assisted with transfers to other healthcare facilities when needed
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Master of Arts
3

Medical Social Worker

Brought on to provide medical social work services at this faith based organization employing 225 staff members and 300 volunteers. Drew upon extensive knowledge base gained from social work training in order to assist in the identification of high risk patients.

  • Served as a team member in case assessments and development of multidisciplinary approaches to assist both patients and their families/caregivers.
  • Provided education and counseling services in areas of grief and end of life issues.
  • Identified areas of need and community resources best suited to assist each patient/family member.
  • Utilized effective communication and counseling skills to provide exceptional care in a high pressure and emotionally challenging atmosphere.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
C
Certificate
C
Gerontology
C
Spiritual Growth
4

Medical Social Worker

Provided emotional support and counseling to terminally ill patients and their families.

  • Identified patients' and families' psychosocial needs and developed plan to address concerns.
  • Assisted with end of life care planning, community resource information, and referral.
  • Facilitated family meetings when issues and concerns arose.
  • Participated in Interdisciplinary Team and Care Plan meetings.
  • Provided bereavement support and counseling.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Human Development And Family Studies
MA
Master of Arts
5

Medical Social Worker-hospice

Responsible for performing Psychosocial Assessments upon patient's admission

  • Created and implemented care plans for each patient, and coordinated long-term placements and/or respite placements for patient and caregivers.
  • Collaborated with the interdisciplinary team regarding care for 30-35 patients
  • Educated and informed patients and care givers about Advanced Directives, Medical Power of Attorney and Durable Power of Attorney as well as the OOHDNR and other resources available.
  • Provide extended care and support for patient(s), family members and/or caregivers in home settings.
  • Maintained accurate data recording and produced detailed documentation and reports in a timely manner.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
6

Medical Social Worker - Hospice

Hospice Social Worker, and IDT member past five years.

  • Provided bio-psycho-social assessments, interventions, and grief/bereavement counseling for diverse adult population.
  • Supported patient and family by providing coping strategies and stress reduction plan to assist in adjustment and loss issues.
  • Coordinated and assisted family in evaluating appropriate placement options for variety of settings: SNF's, ALF's, RCFE's, Home.
  • Collaborated with other disciplines in assessing, planning, and utilizing bio-psycho-social information for individual care plan.
  • Coordinate and provide counseling and crisis intervention services to patients and their families.
  • Offered patient and family education regarding caregiver supports, VA benefits, Medicare, Medi-Cal benefits, and community resources.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Liberal Studies
MA
Mental Health
7

Medical Social Worker (graduate Intern)

  • Counseled long-term dialysis patients regarding issues such as medication adherence, health management, anger, and depression
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments and assisted in case management
  • Managed transplant referrals and assisted in insurance matters
  • Implemented patient education regarding topics such as health & wellness, medication adherence, catheter vs. fistula, and advance directives
  • Cooperated with an interdisciplinary team to ensure comprehensive patient care
  • Authored and designed "Living with End-Stage Renal Disease: A Short Guide to Coping for Young Adults (ages 16-30)", that was used at DaVita units as educational literature
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
C
Evidence-based Coaching
BA
Film & Television Production
MA
Social Work & Business
8

Medical Social Worker

Provided PRN weekend coverage in an acute medical setting.

  • Coordinated appropriate discharge plan that suited each patient's individual needs including, skilled nursing, long term acute care, hospice, home health care, or psychiatric placement.
  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary medical team to determine the appropriate plan of care and intervention.
  • Mediated interactions between patients and medical staff.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Social Work
MA
Social Work
9

Medical Social Worker

Covered all medical service areas of the hospital

  • Responsible for the education and psychosocial assessment of abdominal pre-transplant candidates
  • Created and updated transplant education materials, psychosocial assessment tools and relevant resources
  • Responsible for coordinating the discharge needs of post-transplant recipients and other surgical patients
  • Participated in multidisciplinary selection committee meetings and inpatient floor discharge planning rounds
  • Identified and referred to appropriate resources
  • Collaborated with various disciplines to ensure best possible outcomes
Candidate Info
25
years in
workforce
19
years
at this job
BS
Social Work
MA
Master of Arts
Ministry
10

Case Manager/medical Social Worker

Served as Case Manager primarily on the Spinal Cord Injury Unit and Outpatient Clinic

  • Performed biopsychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, discharge planning, community resource referral, long-term care and estate planning and Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits management
  • Provided education regarding child welfare sponsored programs and administration of said programs
  • Worked closely with Adult and Child Protective Services
  • Worked collaboratively with colleagues, physicians, therapy and nursing staff in providing both direct and indirect services to clients
  • Coordinated and facilitated multidisciplinary teams during daily client care conferences
  • Mentored Master's Degree social work students
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Social Work

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