Top Hospital Social Worker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Hospital Social Worker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Hospital Social Worker resumes they appeared on. For example, 20.9% of Hospital Social Worker resumes contained Treatment Plans as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Hospital Social Worker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Hospital Social Worker resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Created individual treatment plans with multidisciplinary team.
  • Create individualized treatment plans for adult and pediatric clients with physical and mental limitations.
  • Participate weekly in medical and social work consultation to develop treatment plans.
  • Plan and coordinate after care treatment plans.
  • Develop and coordinate implementation of individualized holistic multidisciplinary recovery treatment plans.
  • Goal-oriented treatment plans are developed with client collaboration, utilizing motivational/solution-focused/cognitive behavioral therapy.

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2. Intake Assessments

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Here's how Intake Assessments is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Conducted multiple intake assessments per week and actively participated in weekly intern seminars and group supervision.
  • Completed Bio-psych-social intake assessments, chemical dependency evaluations with DSM-IV diagnoses, and implemented treatment plans and utilization reviews.
  • Performed reassessments to ensure continuing eligibility* Developed Plan of Cares based on information received in Intake Assessments and Reassessments
  • Conducted intake assessments, suicide risk assessments and crisis interventions for potential suicidal patients.
  • Conducted intake assessments-Provided individual, marital, and family therapy-Coordinated referrals to community resources
  • Evaluated needs of individuals and appropriateness for services through intake assessments and structured group/individual sessions accordingly.

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3. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Assisted with the placement of children in need of mental health services.
  • Served on multi-disciplinary teams providing mental health services to inmates in maximum security prison suffering from major mental illnesses.
  • Completed assessments within 24 hours of patients admitted to Ben Taub Mental Health Services.
  • Provided consultation to local community hospitals to determine mental health services needed to patients receiving care at physical health care facilities.
  • Group home residents typically suffering from Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders required mental health services to address fragile ego functioning.
  • Administer mental health status examinations to severely emotionally disturbed children and screen for disorders and impairments requiring mental health services.

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4. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Maintained on-call responsibilities every other weekend for crisis intervention at the hospital.
  • Provided crisis intervention and worked closely with Midwest Transplant Network.
  • Facilitated crisis intervention to both patients and families.
  • Provide crisis intervention and assist families in understanding the implications and complexities of their medical situation and its impact on lifestyle.
  • Provided crisis intervention and emergency services; co-led dual diagnosis group (substance abuse)
  • Provided supportive counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, and coordination of services.
  • Provide crisis intervention/ therapy to clients and families in various hospital settings.
  • Provide Crisis intervention and counseling to patients and families.
  • Provide psychosocial assessments, discharge planning, case management and crisis intervention to patients admitted for psychiatric stabilization.
  • Facilitate multi-disciplinary team meetings, crisis intervention, discharge planning, educate with illness and medications.
  • Provide crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques as needed.
  • Provided crisis intervention and discharge planning in the emergency room for Spanish-speaking patients.
  • Arrange outside agency services for patients and families Crisis intervention Patient and family counseling
  • Provide on-going casework counseling and crisis intervention Provide individual and group therapy Provide on-going casework counseling and crisis intervention

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5. Emergency Room

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Here's how Emergency Room is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided emergency room assessments to determine inpatient psychiatric placement.
  • Located and contacted families for trauma/emergency room patients.
  • Responded to requests made by emergency room staff for patients in crisis and determined discharge plans.
  • Provided psychosocial evaluations for medical, surgical, emergency room and rehabilitation unit patients and in home setting.
  • Provided consultation to other hospital units, Medical Case Management, Emergency Room and for Physicians of acute medical/surgical patients.
  • Conducted emergency psychiatric evaluations and facilitated appropriate disposition of patients seen in the emergency room with mental health needs.

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6. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Coordinated the set up of support networks to ensure patients were prepared to be discharged from inpatient care.
  • Maintained and ensured safety regarding patient care in the hospital O.R.
  • Work directly with multi-disciplinary team for patient care.
  • Worked collaboratively within the Social Service department on hospital-wide patient care initiatives including incorporation of JCAHO patient safety goals.
  • Performed psycho-social assessments, identified barriers to patient care and provided solution-focused interventions as well as discharge planning services.
  • Provided patient care including conducting assessments to determine eligibility for programs, determining preliminary diagnosis, developing and implementing treatment plans.

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7. Group Therapy Sessions

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Co-facilitated weekly psycho education group therapy sessions with middle school students to improve social skills, moral development and emotional regulation.
  • Provided clinical assessment, treatment planning, coordinating with treatment team regarding patient care and facilitated individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Organized, interviewed for, and held group therapy sessions using established curriculum and designed/implemented new curriculum for future groups.
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions utilizing therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help patients cope with their mental health needs.
  • Conducted individual, family and group therapy sessions using various techniques including non-directive play, behavior modification and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
  • Facilitate group therapy sessions and provide individual therapy session for adult males convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct.

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8. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Assessed for high risk for child abuse and neglect.
  • Evaluated patients that were suspected victims of child abuse/neglect and elder abuse/neglect and determine necessary action to ensure their safety.
  • Participated in regular rotation of 24-hour on-call beeper coverage to respond to emergency allegations of child abuse or neglect.
  • Complete assessment of potential child abuse/neglect and provide periodic coverage for the pediatric intensive care unit and emergency department.
  • Investigated child abuse/neglect allegations, interviewed associated parties, filed/executed pick-up orders accordingly, conducted temporary foster home placements.
  • Trained and effectively utilized techniques in interviewing sexually/physically abused children, medical/legal aspects of child abuse, and family intervention/treatments.

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9. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitated in-patient psychiatric commitments, admissions to psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse treatment centers.
  • Provided intensive substance abuse and mental health services to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients with dual and multiple diagnosis.
  • Worked with persons who had substance abuse and mental health issues in an effort to assist them with accessing appropriate treatment.
  • Identify high risk social factors for pregnant women including domestic abuse, substance abuse, homelessness, and mental illness.
  • Counseled persons with substance abuse issues and mental illness and assisted them in obtaining appropriate treatment.
  • Provided Veteran patients with crisis counseling and referrals, with emphasis on substance abuse.
  • Facilitated Coping Skills, Substance Abuse, and Psycho-Education groups.

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10. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Assist in training and orienting 10 Social Workers within the CCM Department.
  • Draw up rota's for Hospital Social Workers
  • Provided continuing education opportunity for social workers (Louisiana chapter, National Association of Social Workers) regarding collaborative divorce.
  • Developed and conducted training for Bachelor and Master level social workers and counselors regarding crisis intervention and suicide prevention models.
  • Trained nursing staff on psychological behavior management and acted as Clinical Preceptor for new psychologists and licensed clinical social workers.
  • Approved continuing education provider for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the state of California.

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11. Hospital Staff

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Here's how Hospital Staff is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Consult with hospital staff to determine patient's comprehensive medical status and psychosocial status.
  • Interacted with physicians and hospital staff regarding evaluations and recommendations for treatment.
  • Communicated effectively with other hospital staff to deliver wrap-around treatment.
  • Communicate with hospital staff regarding immediate patient needs.
  • Work in conjunction with hospital staff to ensure smooth transition from hospital to home for clients and assist with discharge planning.
  • Collaborated with doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff and advocated for patients to assure the most comprehensive care.

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12. Health Care

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Here's how Health Care is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Develop and implement a discharge plan that facilitates a timely discharge and meets the patient's health care needs post discharge.
  • Worked primarily with indigent patients to help them obtain adequate health care, medical supplies and medications.
  • Facilitated several family and medical team meetings to clarify treatment goals and ensure informed health care decisions.
  • Coordinated family conferences, ordered equipment and aftercare needs, assisted families with home health care and hospice needs.
  • Provide psychiatric emergency services as well as acute/critical care and inpatient mental health care to all medical/psychiatric units as needed.
  • Provided advanced level permanency planning and protection of children through multidisciplinary meetings which included members of community and health care providers.

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13. ICU

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Here's how ICU is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Utilized token economy with a particularly difficult group which proved quite successful.
  • Carry a caseload of 45 beds in Orthopedic surgery, NICU, L&D and Post-Partum units.
  • Started a group therapy program for patients having coping difficulties due to the change in their functioning.
  • Assess and assist in difficult family dynamics to reduce conflict in patient plans of care.
  • Carry a caseload of 45 beds in Neurological unit and ICU.
  • Sole Social Worker for 69 beds in 3 ICU's, including Surgical Trauma, Medical and Cardiothoracic ICU's.
  • Provided psychosocial case management and discharge planning to patients and families on the telemetry, ICU and medical/surgical floors.
  • Experience with various systems in Maine, New Hampshire, Conneticut and Massachusetts.
  • Complete psychosocial assessments on all patients encountered in the Emergency Department, ICU, geriatric, vent/hemodialysis, and med-surge floors.

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14. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitated catering setup, orientation and supervision of new employees, customer service, and inventory control.
  • Promoted to a night server in less than 2 months due to my customer service experience.
  • Trained 2 new employees in company operations and customer service skills.
  • Welcomed estate visitors and provided exceptional customer service to supplement the Biltmore Resort experience.
  • Followed game day policies & procedures, & collaborated with Colonnade Group peers to provide excellentcustomer service to patrons
  • Cleaned, took out trash, customer serviceReceived 2 service awards

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15. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Worked with billing department of hospital in order to obtain billing information needed to complete application process for Medicaid.
  • Assisted Residents in the nursing home with Medicaid questions, complaints and other issues that arose.
  • Completed applications for Medicaid, Access -A Ride and shelter referrals.
  • Understand managed care, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
  • Manage Medicaid and financial planning.
  • Worked with Medicaid, AFDC, and food stamps.
  • Utilized healthcare resources such as Medicare, Medicaid, and other payer sources for implementation of services.
  • Performed initial intake for various forms of Medicaid at hospital and county health department (i.e.

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16. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Conducted a psycho social evaluation and advocated for patients to provide community resources and assistance as necessary.
  • Identify community resources on assigned caseload and to work collaboratively to ensure safe and appropriate discharge planning.
  • Collaborate with skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and other community resources.
  • Coordinate discharges and referrals to community resources
  • Educate the patient and family members about community resources, insurance benefits and cost factors related to post discharge care.
  • Referred patient or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness.
  • Refer patient and their families to community resources to assist in overcoming mental health obstacles.
  • Assist low-income families, refuges, and clients with disabilities, identify community resources.
  • Identified barriers to discharge through use of community resources and referral process.
  • Assist with facilitating adoption arrangements Connect patients with adequate community resources which support their discharge plan

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17. Appropriate Referrals

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Here's how Appropriate Referrals is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Collaborated with Community Based Organizations and made appropriate referrals for services and follow-up.
  • Conduct Social Work plan of care as well as Discharge planning with appropriate referrals based on patient choice.
  • Coordinate all aspects of appropriate referrals for psychiatric patients.
  • Make appropriate referrals for patients.
  • Completed assessments regarding safety and interactions with each household member as well as made appropriate referrals to community services when needed.
  • Conducted appropriate referrals to community agencies or make connection within the organization who specializes in specific needs of patient/family members.

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18. Medical Staff

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Here's how Medical Staff is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Follow up rounds on patients as needed or requested by the patient, their families, or medical staff.
  • Document findings and notify medical staff as well as third party agencies as needed.
  • Act as a liaison between patients, their families, and medical staff.
  • Worked closely with medical staff.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings with medical staff to assist with determining each client s functional capacity and barriers to economic self-sufficiency.
  • Develop individualized service plans and milieu based intervention assessment and implementation with residential team, clinical and medical staff.

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19. Durable Medical Equipment

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Here's how Durable Medical Equipment is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Conducted timely discharge planning to include placement, any needed psychiatric follow-up and durable medical equipment needs.
  • Make necessary referrals for transportation and durable medical equipment upon discharge.
  • Assisted with financial needs related to medications, durable medical equipment
  • Facilitate home health referrals and Durable Medical Equipment referrals.
  • Assisted patients with procurement of durable medical equipment.
  • Provide assistance with medications and durable medical equipment.

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20. Family Meetings

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Here's how Family Meetings is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Coordinated and facilitated interdisciplinary family meetings.
  • Facilitated all interdisciplinary family meetings.
  • Arranged and facilitated family meetings to gather vital information and educate family on consumer's disorder and needs for aftercare treatment.
  • Developed care plans, implemented family meetings, coordinated discharge planning, completed initial/quarterly/annual assessments, acted as liaison to families.
  • Facilitate family communication via family meetings as a catalyst for closure as well as coping with anticipatory grief.
  • Established and maintained effective working relationships with existing and potential community services providers; conducted family meetings and supervised visitation.

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21. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Assess for domestic violence and provide support.
  • Provide individual/family therapy and domestic violence preventive psycho-education.
  • Conduct Immigration Hardship Evaluations for individuals and families undergoing provisional waiver process, asylum cases, and domestic violence immigration cases.
  • Provided continuing education experiences for social workers and other mental health professional regarding domestic violence offenders for the state of Louisiana.
  • Provided psychotherapy services focused on identifying and treating individuals and couples for domestic violence and families at risk for physical abuse.
  • Provided individual therapy to adults with adjustment disorders, mood/psychiatric disorders, and survivors of sexual abuse/assault and domestic violence.

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22. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Contacted insurance companies regarding authorizations for patients' stay in the hospital.
  • Provided clinical updates to insurance companies for continue stay approval.
  • Documented all services rendered in accordance with clinic guidelines, coordination with insurance companies for authorization of services.
  • Collaborate with private insurance companies to make financial arrangements for patients and provide documentation required to secure payments.
  • Coordinated transfers to other psychiatric hospitals and assist in Residential Treatment Facility placement with insurance companies/families and child advocates.
  • Provided clinical information to Montana Medicaid and private insurance companies for prior authorizations and concurrent reviews.

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23. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided emotional support and counseling to patients and family members regarding illness.
  • Provided emotional support and attended to family and friends at bedside during eminent death of a patient.
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments, conduct financial assessments, respond to consultations, facilitate discharge planning, and provide emotional support.
  • Provide case management, advocacy, emotional support and counseling Complete necessary documentation, including care plans and progress notes
  • Provided emotional support and active listening through end-of-life transitions involving all facets of religious, physical, spiritual and psycho-social needs.
  • Provide emotional support, psychotherapy, grief counseling and case management to hospice patients and their families/significant others.

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24. Medical Professionals

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Here's how Medical Professionals is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Attended daily rounds with medical professionals, collaborating patient biopsychosocialissues allowing for collaboration in care planning among health care team members.
  • Coordinated care within multidisciplinary team, assessed and evaluated patients, coordinated long-term care with community agencies and other medical professionals.
  • Coordinated with community medical professionals on behalf of the clients including Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists.
  • Determine and provide final recommendation for care coordination with medical professionals & personnel.
  • Provided public relations networking and education to medical professionals and community members.
  • Collaborated with, and provided interdisciplinary support allied medical professionals.

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25. MSW

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Here's how MSW is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Supervised MSW social work interns, led biweekly multidisciplinary rounds, and planned appropriate psychiatric and rehabilitation discharges.
  • Provided supervision for MSW candidate interns as official field instructor and task supervisor Social Work Internship Experience
  • Trained and supervised a MSW student/active duty officer during his clinical rotation.
  • Supervised MSW student from the University of Pennsylvania and composed written evaluations.
  • Supervised MSW staff and student-interns in adult alcohol/substance abuse program.
  • Provide supervision to student interns in MSW internship, collaborating with respective universities.

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26. IV

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Here's how IV is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Directed individual and family psychotherapy while acknowledging patient/family needs and rights, which resulted in treatment planning and discharge planning.
  • Provided orientation, support and information to patients and their families to facilitate active involvement in the rehabilitation environment.
  • Created positive relationships with coworkers in a fast-paced environment to prepare and deliver quality company products to guests.
  • Provided individual therapy, case management, and insurance coverage reviews for individuals undergoing short-term rehabilitation.
  • Participated in continuing education programs and service training programs, including behavior management and cross-cultural diversity.
  • Monitored recidivism and tracked hospital admission/readmission rate among patients and provided patient hospital surveys.
  • Provide individual therapy to assigned patients and family therapy in accordance with treatment goals.
  • Provided individualized assistance to medical patients in compliance with professional standards and regulatory guidelines.
  • Brief therapy was also provided for families and individuals with particularly life-changing diagnosis.
  • Participated in daily patient care meetings with administrative and cooperate staff.
  • Provided supportive counseling, and develop discharge plan with patient/family involvement.
  • Worked effectively under limited supervision and in a cohesive team environment.
  • Work collaboratively with outside resources and provide appropriate aftercare.
  • Participate in unit based collaborative Education Council.
  • Delivered yearly utilization management plans resource connections.
  • Provided short-term individual and family counseling services.
  • Served as Hospital Social Worker for the military hospital located at Guardian base, responsible for conducting individual and group therapy.
  • Determine the appropriate family member or individual to assist the patient with medical decisions when patients are unable to do so.
  • Functioned as a member of a multidisciplinary case management team; assisted the palliative care team in family conferences as needed.
  • Received cross training in the nursing office producing staff schedules that must operate on certain floors for their various shifts.

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27. Ethics

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Here's how Ethics is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Served on Cancer Committee and Ethics Committee * Assisted in employee education * Assisted entire hospital population with counsel and resources
  • Provide Discharge Planning for patients and their families* Participation in Ethics Committee* Facilitate Cancer Education Group
  • Contributed to meetings related to medical ethics, including end-of-life and advance directives.
  • Participated in hospital ethics committee.

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28. Law Enforcement

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Here's how Law Enforcement is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Developed and maintained benevolent relationships with a variety of interdisciplinary specialists including medical, social service and law enforcement personnel.
  • Worked closely with local city/county law enforcement to ensure they were informed of any developments regarding serious physical abuse cases.
  • Organized and conducted joint investigations with law enforcement in strict accordance with government regulations and organizational procedures and policies.
  • Communicate and collaborate with law enforcement and other legal entities to ensure client protection advocacy and prosecution of perpetrators.
  • Worked closely with physicians, law enforcement and child protective services, effectively communicating status of concerning cases.
  • Collaborated with law enforcement and area hospitals to develop crisis after-hour interventions for adults in need of services.

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29. Crisis Management

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Here's how Crisis Management is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Provide on-call services for emergency crisis management and risk evaluations for incoming Soldiers.
  • Provided ongoing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and crisis management interventions to school-aged children.
  • Limited crisis management to general mental health population.
  • Provide intensive counseling services and crisis management in a special education setting.
  • Provided on-call coverage for crisis management.
  • Facilitate Intake and Crisis Management.

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30. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Coordinated the Animal-Assisted Therapy Program - Maintained relations with four external agencies.
  • Served as hospital maternity wing adoption liaison with community adoption agencies.
  • Filed CPS reports, APS reports, worked with adoptions, drug exposed newborns, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabs.
  • Participated and successfully completed Master level Internship Program and was provided a job offer as a result.
  • Provide clinical services to children and adolescents at the psychiatric hospital setting, as a Graduate intern.
  • Attended Lunch & Learns held by medical and pharmaceutical companies to keep current on prescription medication.
  • Prepared sandwiches, snacks, sides, coffee/lattes, shakes, and garnishes for dinner plates.
  • Coordinated nursing home placement for those patients unable to return home from the Emergency Department.
  • Teach group therapy, diagnosis classes to new employees, RN students.
  • Earned extra hours subbing in the childcare and having open availability.
  • Rendered services to newly born babies, and elderly.
  • Field Supervisor for Graduate Social Work Intern Spring 2014.
  • Completed SIFY course and supervised social work interns.
  • Filled in for a maternity leave.
  • Gained valuable experience in the High Risk Maternal Health Clinic, Peds Rehab, NICU, PICU, and Oncology departments.
  • Discharge planning issues Worked on med-surg, maternity and neo-natal units Worked with family of infants, adults and elderly patients
  • Learned how to interact with the customers, as well as practicing teamwork skills in the workplace Awards and recognitions
  • Stock Laundry Carts Dietary Department- Supervisor: Diane Morganstern Prepare and stock buffet and carts with hot/cold foods.

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31. SNF

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Here's how SNF is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Worked with community facilities to set up patient's admission to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF).
  • Conduct screening and risk assessment intervention per program guidelines during admission, discharge planning and arrange for SNF, medical equipment.
  • Coordinate and facilitate referrals to acute rehab facilities, SAR, SNF, LTAC, hospice, and home health agencies.
  • Coordinate IPU discharge planning patients to SNF, ALF, PCH or in-home care with necessary support for care.
  • Provide consultation regarding bio-psycho-social care at patients home, shelters, and skilled nursing facilities (SNF).
  • Assisted patients and family members with placement to SNF, ALF, rehabilitation hospitals, and hospice.

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32. Care Facilities

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Here's how Care Facilities is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitated referrals for discharge to appropriate nursing homes, hospice care centers, and other care facilities.
  • Make referrals to rehabilitation and long term care facilities.

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33. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Answer phone calls and perform proper telephone ediquette.

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34. Appropriate Agencies

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Here's how Appropriate Agencies is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Gathered information for appropriate agencies in cases of suspected physical/sexual abuse, neglect and exploitation of children and older adults.
  • Assess, counsel, and refer patients and/or family members with psycho-social and discharge needs to appropriate agencies.
  • Gathered information for appropriate agencies in cases of suspected maltreatment and neglect of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Reported to appropriate agencies and followed all guidelines as required by law in instances of suspected child and/or elder adult abuse.

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35. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Chart case documentation in medical records.
  • Complete psychosocial assessments and required documentation for medical records.
  • Participated in the completion and implementation of patient billing and collection, Electronic Medical Records MDI Software.
  • Review past health and medical records and interpret the social, emotional and behavioral factors affecting the patient's current needs.
  • Maintained extensivemedical records; provided supportive counseling to residents and their families.
  • Created "job-aid" to support 5 buildings in the launch of Sigmacare Electronic Medical Records.

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36. Social Needs

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Here's how Social Needs is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Assessed what social needs that each patient has and help identify resources to help them reduce the readmission rate.
  • Coordinated patients' medical care and social needs with appropriate care-givers and family members.
  • Performed in-depth psychosocial needs assessments.
  • Assessed psychosocial needs of families and children who receive general Pediatric care at UHB.
  • Provide monitoring, assistance with needed durable medical equipment and other services to meet all patients' medical and social needs.
  • Completed admission planning to include evaluation of patients' social needs and the development of a care plan.

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37. Accurate Documentation

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Here's how Accurate Documentation is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided accurate documentation of client intervention and progress.

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38. Patient Admission

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Here's how Patient Admission is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Served as sole social worker case manager for inpatient admissions, assuring quality discharge planning and family/patient education and counseling.
  • Complete patient admission and discharge evaluations.

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39. Hospital Patients

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Here's how Hospital Patients is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided education and resources, discharge planning and advocacy for hospital patients and their families.
  • Provided for psychosocial needs of hospital patients.

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40. Interdisciplinary

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Here's how Interdisciplinary is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Participated in weekly interdisciplinary team conferences, professional staff conferences and served as supervisor and trainer for social work practicum students.
  • Communicate patient status as a productive member of an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care according to individualized plan of care.
  • Collaborated with trauma/emergency interdisciplinary team and obtained collateral information from Houston Fire and Police Departments personnel.
  • Collaborated closely with interdisciplinary team members on development of appropriate care plans meeting individual client needs.
  • Attend interdisciplinary meetings with the team physicians /nurses/nutritionist/and physical therapist to determine patients' needs.
  • Participate in daily interdisciplinary team meeting to present and discuss patient cases and discharge disposition.
  • Spearheaded an interdisciplinary team to create policy for unaccompanied infants dropped off at the hospital.
  • Provided input to interdisciplinary team and community resources to facilitate discharge planning.
  • General administration, work plans, interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Participated in daily interdisciplinary rounding on all patients.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary discharge planning meetings.
  • Mentor interns and provide interdisciplinary education.
  • Attend daily Interdisciplinary Team meetings.
  • Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team to address the emotional, physical, social and financial needs of patients and their families.
  • Communicated to all the interdisciplinary team member health care and transitions needs to validate appropriate care planning.
  • Work in an interdisciplinary care setting to teach, assist and support patient/family in the dying process.
  • Provide treatment and discharge plans as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Collaborate with doctors, guardians, nurses, and interdisciplinary Team.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary rounds and round with the hospitalist.
  • Coordinated with interdisciplinary team to implement discharge plans; educated staff regarding their role in the discharge process (i.e.

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41. CBT

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Here's how CBT is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Trained in the modalities of: EMDR, EFT, CBT, IFS, DBT, psychodynamic and body mind therapies.

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42. Available Resources

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Here's how Available Resources is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Work with geriatric clients and their adult children, helping them identify their issues and finding available resources.
  • Educate patients who may not have and understanding of available resources for them.
  • Identified the needs of clients and mobilized available resources as appropriate.

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43. Common Areas

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Here's how Common Areas is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Provide housekeeping for hotel rooms and common areas of the hotel.

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44. APS

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Here's how APS is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided CPS/APS referrals based on assessments/interviews/observations.
  • Conducted home visits for medically fragile patients who have social gaps that inhibit their ability to manage the care at home.
  • Provided assistance with bridging family gaps to bring loved ones together during the decline of their loved one's health.
  • Collaborated with nursing staff to provide long-term and discharge planning for skilled nursing department and APS reporting.
  • Completed necessary referrals to Adult Protective Services (APS) and Child Protective Services (CPS)
  • Responded to crises including bereavement response, APS and CPS referral, and domestic violence interventions.

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45. Chronic Illnesses

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Here's how Chronic Illnesses is used in Hospital Social Worker jobs:
  • Collaborate with Palliative Care team and address needs of patients and families with chronic illnesses and at end of life.
  • Educated family members about dementia and other chronic illnesses and coping skills helpful in successfully dealing with illness.
  • Provided education on Pediatric Oncology, chronic illnesses, and ongoing medical care.
  • Work with complex patient populations with high acuity chronic illnesses.
  • Covered two outpatient clinics for children with chronic illnesses.
  • Case Management of various aspects of chronic illnesses.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Hospital Social Worker

Treatment Plans23.9%
Intake Assessments12.1%
Mental Health Services10%
Crisis Intervention8.5%
Emergency Room6.5%
Patient Care6%
Group Therapy Sessions4.3%
Child Abuse3.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Hospital Social Worker

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
20.9%
20.9%
2
2
Intake Assessments
Intake Assessments
10.5%
10.5%
3
3
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
8.7%
8.7%
4
4
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
7.4%
7.4%
5
5
Emergency Room
Emergency Room
5.7%
5.7%
6
6
Patient Care
Patient Care
5.2%
5.2%
7
7
Group Therapy Sessions
Group Therapy Sessions
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
2.4%
2.4%
10
10
Social Workers
Social Workers
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Hospital Staff
Hospital Staff
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Health Care
Health Care
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
ICU
ICU
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Medicaid
Medicaid
1.9%
1.9%
16
16
Community Resources
Community Resources
1.7%
1.7%
17
17
Appropriate Referrals
Appropriate Referrals
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Durable Medical Equipment
Durable Medical Equipment
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Family Meetings
Family Meetings
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Medical Professionals
Medical Professionals
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
MSW
MSW
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
IV
IV
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Ethics
Ethics
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Crisis Management
Crisis Management
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
RN
RN
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
SNF
SNF
0.4%
0.4%
32
32
Care Facilities
Care Facilities
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Appropriate Agencies
Appropriate Agencies
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Medical Records
Medical Records
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Social Needs
Social Needs
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Accurate Documentation
Accurate Documentation
0.3%
0.3%
38
38
Patient Admission
Patient Admission
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Hospital Patients
Hospital Patients
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Interdisciplinary
Interdisciplinary
0.3%
0.3%
41
41
CBT
CBT
0.3%
0.3%
42
42
Available Resources
Available Resources
0.3%
0.3%
43
43
Common Areas
Common Areas
0.3%
0.3%
44
44
APS
APS
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Chronic Illnesses
Chronic Illnesses
0.3%
0.3%

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