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Social Worker - MSW - Patient Services

Company name
Capital Health Systems, Inc

Trenton, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Case Management, Counseling, Healthcare, Public Interest

Posted on
Sep 18, 2021

Valid Through
Jan 01, 2022

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Position #:  4518

Assesses, diagnoses, and intervenes with and plans for social work services related to patient and family biological, psychological and social needs and behaviors. Integrates assessment using information related to cultural, clinical, ethnic, age, and other factors into plan of care in order to implement transition plans and treatments. Acts as active team member in the discharge planning process and has primary responsibility for identifying complicated social and financial factors and barriers to appropriate discharge. Assures patient is referred to available and appropriate social and financial resources post discharge in order to transition patient efficiently and achieve the desired outcome. Refers patients and families and care givers to appropriate resources regarding abuse, neglect, domestic violence, alcohol, and substance abuse. Performs clinical interventions related to grief counseling, bereavement, adjustment, crisis intervention in order to support the process of transition planning and increase patient and family coping skills. Participates in staff development and performance improvement program activities to increase self knowledge, staff, and colleague awareness of biological, psychological, and social issues and functioning. Improves departmental and systems design and functioning and meets regulatory requirements


Documents clinical record. Assesses comprehensively the patient needs including barriers to timely discharge, clinical interventions, support, and appropriate community resources according to policy. Provides individual and group therapy as appropriate.
Uses culturally competent skills to assess individual patient needs and refers to appropriate professional staff when necessary. Identifies barriers and plans for intervention to overcome or lessen barriers to achieve outcome as evidenced by treatment plan.
Documents clinical record and appropriate interventions including assessment, plans, and referrals in the discharge planning process. Collaborates, educates, and assists health care team to identify social and financial barriers that delay appropriate transitions through multidisciplinary rounds and medical record documentation.
Collects and revises information on community resources to ensure complete and up to date awareness by patients.
Documents accurately clinical record of all referrals and clinical interventions related to abuse, neglect, domestic violence, alcohol, and substance abuse and crisis intervention.
Performs educational sessions for healthcare team related to abuse and neglect issues and reporting of same. Documents staff interventions in clinical record.
Exercises discretion and judgement when counseling staff and patient and family on conflict management in health care setting and monitors reaction and need for ongoing intervention.
Advocates for appropriate services for all patients with payer and providers of post-acute care service, community service, and other services in order to optimize patient outcome.
Attends and participates in regular departmental performance programs, staff meetings, and hospital wide committees to analyze and respond to issues significant to social work services and to identify opportunities for improvement.
Assists in data collection and information gathering on patient care issues, program, and systems analysis in order to comply with plan, do, check, act performance improvement standards of JCAHO.
Obtains pre-certifications as needed


Master's degree in social work.
Two years experience in a behavioral health setting.
Social Work License.
Possesses excellent organizational, interpersonal, conflict resolution, and verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and ability to respond quickly in a fast paced environment.

Frequent physical demands include: Standing , Walking , Carry objects , Keyboard use/repetitive motion Occasional physical demands include: Sitting , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities Continuous physical demands include: Talk or Hear Lifting Floor to Waist 15 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 10 lbs

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Capital Health Systems, Inc
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