IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a healthcare setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients/residents you treat. You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it. You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare. Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.
In this key role you will integrate Social Service functions into patient care, discharge, and home planning processes with other hospital departments, external service organizations, agencies and healthcare facilities.
Help patients and families deal with the social and psychological factors of illness and their impact on family functioning and show them how to achieve maximum benefits from healthcare services
Participate with physicians, nursing personnel and other members of the multidisciplinary team in planning patient care services and developing the patient care plan
Engage in individual or group counseling sessions pertaining to care and adjustment
Assist in implementing Social Services patient care policies and provide guidance in handling special cases or patient needs
Develop harmonious working relationships with other departments; ensure staff's awareness of available services and resources; serve as liaison with external social service organizations
Direct the Social Services discharge and home-care planning process to ensure the provision of continuing care and effective patient/family support services; arrange for care through institutions and agencies in the community
Provide information to patients, families and other hospital departments regarding the psychosocial aspects of the patient's post-discharge treatment and recovery program
A candidate must be a graduate of a social work curriculum (or related field) with at least a BSW. Should have two or more years of experience in all aspects of social service and discharge.
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