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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
11/8/2019
Job Category:
Social Service
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# Summary: The social work intern is assigned to specific medical/surgical department(s) and works under the direct supervision of the social work supervisor.# The social work intern will, under the direct supervision of the social work supervisor, initiate and complete psychosocial assessments, communicate with patients/families, and network with appropriate professional staff and community resources in order to evaluate the effects of the illness or injury on the patient system and identify current or potential adjustment difficulties/needs in planning for discharge. Based on this assessment, the social work intern will, under the supervision of the social work supervisor, collaborate with patients, team members, family members, and others to develop a viable plan of intervention, which is to be communicated to the interdisciplinary team and all other interested parties through attendance at interdisciplinary rounds, documentation in the medical record, phone contact, and individual and/or group meetings. #The social work intern will keep the supervisor appraised of all assessments, interventions and outcomes. #The social work intern will participate in a minimum of one (1) hour per week individual supervision. #The social work intern in this role will abide by the organizational and departmental standards regarding attendance, documentation, performance improvement, policies and procedures, competencies, and the Code of Ethics.# # Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.# All of these duties and responsibilities are to be done under the direct supervision of the social work supervisor: Performs social work assessments, demonstrating awareness of bio-psychosocial, cultural, developmental, spiritual ramifications of illness and hospitalization. Contributes appropriately to treatment plan based upon assessment, which includes client/family/caregiver issues and concerns. Establishes and maintains a supportive and professional relationship with patient, family, professional staff, and external community resources. Actively collaborates with the interdisciplinary treatment team to formulate and implement treatment plan, including discharge planning. Assists with such responsibilities as financial-resource referrals; transportation arrangements; hospice services; swing bed, nursing home, and rehab referrals; as well as other necessary supports. Communicates in a clear, concise, and timely manner with patients, families, caregivers, and treatment staff. Adjusts communication style in order to be responsive to receiver. Maintains a professional level of productivity, and coordinates and prioritizes patient- related activities in an efficient and effective manner. Demonstrates initiative and provides leadership in the face of changes and/or development of new programs or services. Maintains confidentiality and complies with professional ethics according to professional, departmental, and organizational standards. Contributes ideas regarding identified needs for performance-improvement initiatives in the department and throughout the organization. Maintains a working knowledge of Advance Directives, DPOA, legal guardianships, and abuse and neglect statutes insofar as they intersect with day-to-day work responsibilities. Documents clinical interventions in a timely manner. # Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. # Education/Experience: Bachelor of Social Work degree required Must be enrolled in a CSWE accredited Masters in Social Work (MSW) program.# Must maintain status as a student in good-standing with the graduate school. Must complete Masters in Social Work within one(1) year of Social Work Intern start date.

Summary:

The social work intern is assigned to specific medical/surgical department(s) and works under the direct supervision of the social work supervisor. The social work intern will, under the direct supervision of the social work supervisor, initiate and complete psychosocial assessments, communicate with patients/families, and network with appropriate professional staff and community resources in order to evaluate the effects of the illness or injury on the patient system and identify current or potential adjustment difficulties/needs in planning for discharge. Based on this assessment, the social work intern will, under the supervision of the social work supervisor, collaborate with patients, team members, family members, and others to develop a viable plan of intervention, which is to be communicated to the interdisciplinary team and all other interested parties through attendance at interdisciplinary rounds, documentation in the medical record, phone contact, and individual and/or group meetings. The social work intern will keep the supervisor appraised of all assessments, interventions and outcomes. The social work intern will participate in a minimum of one (1) hour per week individual supervision. The social work intern in this role will abide by the organizational and departmental standards regarding attendance, documentation, performance improvement, policies and procedures, competencies, and the Code of Ethics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. All of these duties and responsibilities are to be done under the direct supervision of the social work supervisor:

* Performs social work assessments, demonstrating awareness of bio-psychosocial, cultural, developmental, spiritual ramifications of illness and hospitalization.
* Contributes appropriately to treatment plan based upon assessment, which includes client/family/caregiver issues and concerns.
* Establishes and maintains a supportive and professional relationship with patient, family, professional staff, and external community resources.
* Actively collaborates with the interdisciplinary treatment team to formulate and implement treatment plan, including discharge planning. Assists with such responsibilities as financial-resource referrals; transportation arrangements; hospice services; swing bed, nursing home, and rehab referrals; as well as other necessary supports.
* Communicates in a clear, concise, and timely manner with patients, families, caregivers, and treatment staff. Adjusts communication style in order to be responsive to receiver.
* Maintains a professional level of productivity, and coordinates and prioritizes patient- related activities in an efficient and effective manner.
* Demonstrates initiative and provides leadership in the face of changes and/or development of new programs or services.
* Maintains confidentiality and complies with professional ethics according to professional, departmental, and organizational standards.
* Contributes ideas regarding identified needs for performance-improvement initiatives in the department and throughout the organization.
* Maintains a working knowledge of Advance Directives, DPOA, legal guardianships, and abuse and neglect statutes insofar as they intersect with day-to-day work responsibilities.
* Documents clinical interventions in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor of Social Work degree required

Must be enrolled in a CSWE accredited Masters in Social Work (MSW) program. Must maintain status as a student in good-standing with the graduate school. Must complete Masters in Social Work within one(1) year of Social Work Intern start date.