Provides social services to patients and their families for an assigned medical service. Conducts intake interviews of patients and/or family members to gather needed information. Makes psychosocial and diagnostic assessments and relates findings to necessary hospital staff. Counsels patients and other persons regarding diseases, treatments, social or financial situations, emotional stress and/or other problems. Conducts high social risk case findings and provides crisis counseling to patients and families regarding child abuse or neglect, physical abuse, etc. and documents these sessions. Provides services of crisis intervention for patients and families. Acts as a liaison between patients/families and the hospital staff and other agencies. Utilizes available information to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided in producing the desired outcomes and makes adjustments in patient care are indicated. Assists in discharge planning and referrals to the community for ongoing services. Assists the patient and family with post hospital placement or transfer to post-acute care facility. Assists patients and families with adverse reactions or difficult adjustments to illness, treatment or changes in functional status. Utilizes specialized interviewing and communication skills with children. Acts a patient advocate for issues related to informed decision making, end-of-life care, realistic goal setting and appropriate resolution of ethical dilemmas. May prepare statistics concerning referrals, extended stay and other elements. May supervise students or newly hired employees.
*Education: Master's Degree in Social Work.
*Licensure : Current Social Worker license from the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers.
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