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Social Worker

Social Worker, Columbia
  • General Information
    • Job Title:
      Social Worker
    • Location:
      • Columbia, PA, 17512
      • United States
    • Employee Type:
      Per diem
    • Required Degree:
      Masters
    • Travel:
      10%
  • Job Description
    The Social Worker provides patient support and education before and during dialysis. This positon advocates for patients with appropriate local, state and federal resources and social agencies; attends quality improvement and patient care plan meetings and maintains case documentation.
    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES:
    1) Clinical
    • Advocates for patients with appropriate local, state and federal resources and social agencies;
    • Attends quality improvement and patient care plan meetings, maintain case documentation;
    • Counsels and educates patients and families relative to identified psychosocial issues or problems;
    • Completes depression screenings annually;
    • Completes annual KDQOL survey;
    • Assesses patient satisfaction and responds to grievances in accordance with policies and procedures; and
    • Coordinates development and maintenance of patient/family support groups.
    2) Education
    • Maintains clinical staff competencies; and
    • Ensures all required regulatory training attained annual
    3) Performs similar or related duties as requested or directed.
  • Requirements
    Education
    • MSW
    Experience
    • At least 12 months social work experience with dialysis patients preferred.
    Skills
    • Assess patient status and take appropriate action;
    • Able to function at a high level with little operational oversight;
    • Exemplary interpersonal skills; able to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with diverse backgrounds and different organizational levels; and
    • Able to define problems and present solutions.

    LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS:
    • Current Social Work license in accordance with State regulations; and
    • Current driver's license.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Able to sit and work at computer for extended periods of time;
    • Walk, sit, lift no more than 50 pounds;and
    • Must be willing to travel to network facilities and sites as needed.


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