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Social Worker

Job Description
SOVAH Health - Danville

Investigates, assesses, and plans interventions to help patients cope with social, emotional, economic, and environmental problems.

Serves as a member of a unit based Case Management Team. Assists Case Managers in development of discharge plans for patients with special emphasis on Nursing Home, Adult home and Rehab placement. Facilitates adoptions, child protective service issues, adult protective service issues and any other concerns and requests for issues with various community resources inclusive of Department of Social Services. Completes appropriate applications for financial and community-based services. Implements discharge plans and counseling services to both internal and external customers ensuring an appropriate transition to the next appropriate level of care on the health care continuum and within the limitations of available resources.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: B.S.W. or B.A/B.S. in Social Work or Bachelor Degree in Social or Human Services (Psychology or Sociology)

Required SkillsRequires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Training or direct experience in counseling, interviewing, service plans, decision-making information and referral services is beneficial

Demonstrates excellent communication and relationship skills; has diplomacy, tact, a positive approach and the willingness and ability to evaluate several sides of an issue. Organization skills and confidentiality a must. Must function independently, is flexible and able to relate to ill, disabled, elderly and emotionally upset internal and external customers. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The growth and development of the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirement relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the departmental policies and procedures

Minimum Work Experience: Minimum of one year of experience in counseling in human services or helping position in a healthcare environment preferred.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Social Worker

LifePoint Health
Danville, VA
Full time

Published on 05/14/2022

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