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Social Worker Clinical

Company: Covenant Care
Location: gainesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Why Covenant Care?
Are you a Healthcare Warrior? Want a competitive, engaging job with great perks? Want a seat at the table to discuss strategy? Want to see your ideas put into action? Then you want to look closely at a career with Covenant Care.

Covenant Care is one of the largest non-profit providers of home health, hospice, memory, palliative and private duty care in the regions we serve. Our collaborative team of more than 600 physicians, nurses, aides, therapists and professional staff and volunteers serve patients and families in communities throughout Florida and Alabama. For more information, visit choosecovenant.org , or visit us on Facebook , Instagram or LinkedIn .

Ready to join our family?
Our teammates enjoy a supportive environment and flexible schedule with advancement opportunities. Covenant Cares engaging culture is founded upon mutual respect and trust. A place where employees feel valued and patients and residents feel the service is extraordinary. We recognize and celebrate the value of each teammates unique contributions and encourage a sense of ownership, sharing our mission with patients, families and our communities.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision and in accordance with agency standards and policies, prepares social histories, care plan, provides social casework to patients and families having difficulty in social functioning primarily as it affects their health. Refers and aids in the referral process to social agencies, and generally serves as a social worker in the agencys total program.

Qualifications:

A. MS degree in Social Work required.
B. 1-2 years experience in home health agency or hospital setting preferred
C. CPR certification.
D. Current drivers license with access to an auto and required insurance coverage.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
A. Provides social casework as an entity where appropriate to individuals and families receiving nursing or other service from the Agency.
B. Prepares social histories to augment existing service, or as a guide in determining or changing level of service, utilizing appropriate community resources when appropriate.
C. Participates in the development of a care provider plan, with input from the client and family members, evaluates clients progress towards a goal on an ongoing basis. Makes changes as necessary, under the physicians direction.
D. Assesses, when appropriate, a familys financial situation taking into consideration patients prognosis and medical needs, referring to an agency for financial assistance when indicated, interpreting the medical situation to the referring agency and generally facilitating the process of referral.
E. Responds to referrals for casework by agency staff or by professionals from outside the agency, providing service as appropriate.
F. Participates in agency case conferences identifying social programs, their severity, interrelatedness to the medical situation, as well as assessing a familys strengths and weaknesses, and discussing alternate methods of alleviating the situation.
G. Refers patients and families to community agencies.
H. Participates in case conferences with other agencies.
I. Interprets social resources to staff and health services to social agencies
J. Keeps records and participates in research in keeping with total program. Prepares clinical and progress notes on an ongoing basis.
K. Notes progress towards discharge planning. Communicates with physician and other disciplines regarding discharge planning.
L. Assesses the clients psychosocial status on an ongoing basis and assists interdisciplinary team members in understanding both the social and emotional factors related to health problems.
M. Social work services provided include short-term individual counseling, community resource planning, and crisis intervention, when necessary.
N. Participates in the PI program by utilizing suggestion boxes, customer service, and brings matters to attention of management staff.
O. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible with workflow, department needs and work hours. Updates management regarding potential problems or concerns. Also responsible for consulting with clinicians or managers as needed.
P. Maintains an understanding of the companys scope of services.
Q. Understands the infrastructure and how and where to transfer calls in the company.
R. Maintains a professional image.
S. Uses appropriate phone etiquette. Understands the infrastructure of Covenant Home Health Care to appropriately transfer calls within the agency
T. Promotes a customer friendly atmosphere for all visitors and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
U. Participates in accreditation program.
V. Performs other duties as assigned.
W. Participates in in-service program

Special Demands/Physical Requirements:

Office Environment. May be exposed to biological hazards.

Contact the Human Resources Department at 850.365.9659 for more information. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Covenant Care, Gainesville , Social Worker Clinical, Other , gainesville, Florida

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