The Discharge Planner, MSW provides direct services with patients and their families to promote adequate and timely discharge plans and to proactively manage an individual's care. The Social Worker is responsible for providing counseling as indicated to meet the needs of the patient through assessment, communication, and intervention within an assigned patient population. The Social Worker collaborates with Case Managers, Care Coordinators, Physicians, staff, families and community referral sources to enhance optimal patient outcomes. The MSW may supervise LBSWs when necessary and serve as a preceptor for social work students.
Education/Experience Requirements: Masters Degree in Social Work required. Licensed in Alabama as an LGSW or LCSW. Three years of hospital experienced preferred. Knowledge of case management; and experience with skilled nursing facility, home health, hospice, child/adult/elder abuse and neglect, and rehabilitation preferred.
License/Certification required : Alabama LGSW or LCSW
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