Top Medical Social Worker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Medical Social Worker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Medical Social Worker resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.6% of Medical Social Worker resumes contained Intake Assessments as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Medical Social Worker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Intake Assessments

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Here's how Intake Assessments is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Completed intake assessments, Coordinated and participated in interdisciplinary care conferences, and discharge planning process.
  • Completed intake assessments for admission to three psychiatric units including the use of mini-mental status exams.
  • Complete intake assessments as well as assist with discharge arrangements on referred cases.
  • Conducted in-depth intake assessments for admissions to the psychiatric hospital.
  • Completed intake assessments with clients and drafted plans following treatment.
  • Conducted Intake assessments, including all necessary opening paperwork (psychosocial assessment, financial and demographic forms, etc.)
  • Completed intake assessments and regular visits, coordinated volunteer program and 13 month bereavement program
  • Process Patient Intake Assessments, Identify appropriate resources to meet patient's psychosocial, financial and other needs related to healthcare.
  • Complete Intake Assessments and Treatment Plans with clients Provide Psychotherapy for clients one time per week Complete Progress Notes of appointments
  • Performed psychosocial initial Intake assessments Conducted Outpatient counseling Maintained a caseload of 65 patients
  • Conducted intake assessments Identified needs Accessed community resources Provided individual counseling

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2. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitated weekly interdisciplinary rounds for Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care unit, which developed and implemented patient treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with treatment team of physicians, nursing staff, rehabilitation specialists and family members to develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Conducted admission assessments, obtained authorizations for medical procedures, created state regulated MDS treatment plans and executed advance directives.
  • Developed treatment plans in collaboration with the patient/family and with the interdisciplinary treatment team and assessed on regular home visits.
  • Conducted assessments Individualized treatment plans Conducted outreach activities Case management Facilitated group counseling sessions Made home visits to clients
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to establish and implement treatment plans to address identified patient and family needs.
  • Provide support to medical team regarding appropriate medical treatment plans for related psycho-social needs for the patient/family.
  • Attended interdisciplinary treatment conferences in order to present psychological data to developing and reviewing treatment plans.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings to review patient treatment plans and progression toward treatment goals.
  • Consulted and collaborated closely with medical providers and clinicians on treatment plans for patients.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary medical team to formulate individualized treatment plans for each patient.
  • Completed psycho-social assessments and formulated treatment plans based on patient and family needs.
  • Developed and facilitated treatment plans to ensure goals for Medicaid patient case management.
  • Fulfilled insurance guidelines of social work treatment plans and subsequent documentation.
  • Develop Individualized Treatment Plans based on individualized goals and achievable objectives.
  • Communicate with interdisciplinary team regarding patients needs and developing treatment plans.
  • Developed and implemented comprehensive mental health treatment plans for patients.
  • Developed individualized treatment plans and provided therapeutic interventions.
  • Create individualized treatment plans customized to patient needs.
  • Collaborated with patients to develop individualized treatment plans.

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3. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Developed discharge plans by making recommendations to physicians, participating in interdisciplinary team meetings and working with insurance patient care coordinators.
  • Attended and actively participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, staff meetings and in-services and positively contributed to the patient care planning.
  • Prepare reports and other documents concerning patients and participates in monitoring and evaluating the quality and appropriateness of patient care.
  • Utilized consultation data to plan and coordinate patient care and rehabilitation, following through to ensure service efficacy upon discharge.
  • Worked collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to develop, enhance, and implement case management programs to improve patient care.
  • Provided documentation for and served on the hospice interdisciplinary team to support a collaborative and efficient approach to patient care.
  • Participated in daily department head meetings and weekly utilization review meetings; completed monthly surveys to maintain quality patient care.
  • Participated in multiple weekly meetings with interdisciplinary medical team to discuss patient care and anticipated needs upon patient discharge.
  • Participate in weekly Patient Care Conferences while collaborating with multidisciplinary team in developing and executing comprehensive Plan of Care.
  • Participate as a professional team member in patient care planning by collaborating with other hospital and community agency personnel.
  • Developed and maintained contacts and collaborative relationships with organization personnel and public and private agencies to support patient care.
  • Educated members of multidisciplinary team on available community resources for quality patient care and appropriate social work referrals.
  • Participated in planning of patient care, with emphasis on acute rehabilitation, transitional care and emergency population.
  • Developed, coordinated and implemented patient care plans utilizing the resources necessary to ensure successful transition of care.
  • Develop, prepare and maintain individualized patient care progress records with accuracy and timeliness according to policies.
  • Collaborated and coordinated with interdisciplinary teams, various hospital units, organizations and agencies regarding patient care.
  • Re-engineered social work referral process resulting in improved communication among staff and optimized coordination of patient care.
  • Collaborate with members of interdisciplinary team and community providers regarding all aspects of patient care and services.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary rounds to discuss patient and obtain medical information relevant to patient care needs.
  • Developed working relationships with community resource agencies to enhance referral process for patient care needs.

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4. Community Resource Referrals

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Here's how Community Resource Referrals is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided guidance in meeting patients financial, emotional, social and psychological needs with community resource referrals and supportive counseling.
  • Provide counseling, bereavement work, community resource referrals and connections to patients/families in relation to hospice involvement.
  • Assisted individuals and their families with accessing appropriate community resource referrals to ensure continuity of care.
  • Coordinated home health and community resource referrals for supportive services and durable medical equipment.
  • Provided clients and family members with community resource referrals and advocacy.
  • Completed social assessment, discharge planning and community resource referrals.
  • Maintained community resource information and made appropriate community resource referrals.
  • Coordinated community resource referrals for patient and family.
  • Coordinate services which reduce complications of end of life care such as respite, counseling, and community resource referrals.
  • Provide emotional and grief support, case management services, community resource referrals, and advocacy for patients and families.
  • Identify appropriate community resource referrals to address the client s and the family s practical and environmental needs.
  • Provided crisis intervention; initiate safety plan and provide community resource referrals for client and family as needed.
  • Make community resource referrals and assist with paperwork to help access needed services and care for patients.
  • Provide supportive services to the patient and family such as grief counseling and community resource referrals.
  • Make community resource referrals to help patient's access needed services and to help prevent re-hospitalization.
  • Participated with team planning, assisted home health patients with community resource referrals and applications.
  • Provide patient with appropriate community resource referrals for ongoing support and long term planning.
  • Managed the assessment of needs and community resource referrals for home care recipients.
  • Identify appropriate community resource referrals to address the patient and family's needs.
  • Assist with community resource referrals and provide education on long range planning needs.

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5. Hospice

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Here's how Hospice is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Maintained hospice relationship with VA hospital palliative team and participate in Hospice Veteran Partnership.
  • Developed policy and procedural manuals for the start up organization under university hospice.
  • Participated in regularly scheduled planning meetings for the Greater Saint Louis Hospice Organization.
  • Provided education to patients and caregivers regarding disease process and hospice philosophy.
  • Formulate and implement goal oriented marketing strategy targeting Medicare Hospice patients.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams representing the Hospice and Home Care divisions.
  • Provided psych/social assessment and regular case management follow-up for hospice patients/families.
  • Provided education and information on palliative care to patients considering hospice.
  • Revitalized Hospice Volunteer Program through in-services to petition community participation.
  • Participated as selected member of hospice-wide CORE Interdisciplinary Staff Group.
  • Conducted consultations with prospective hospice clients and completed legal paperwork.
  • Facilitated placement to inpatient hospice units and hospice residences.
  • Coordinate with all community hospice agencies to facilitate admissions.
  • Developed social work policies/procedures for new inpatient hospice program.
  • Developed expertise for Hospice Medicare/Medicaid and other reimbursement mechanisms.
  • Provided education of insurance and hospice benefits and services.
  • Specialized with geriatric populations, including hospice and dementia.
  • Involved in growth and development of pediatric hospice/palliative care program
  • Maintained appropriate documentation in the hospice patient records.
  • Provided palliative and supportive casework to hospice patients/families.

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6. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Demonstrated the ability to effectively manage an interview with a patient or their family to provide crisis intervention and/or community resources.
  • Orchestrated brief and long-term crisis intervention management including providing assistance to the National Office and police officials in locating missing clients.
  • Demonstrated competence in the application of social work principles to clinical practice, knowledge of crisis intervention, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Provide supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and discharge planning by collaborating with physicians and ancillary departments to identify needs.
  • Provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling and trauma/grief counseling for patients and their families experiencing acute or chronic traumatic events.
  • Provided case management, psycho-social assessments, MDS documentation, individual/group counseling, and crisis intervention, when necessary.
  • Provided clinical interventions with patients and their families, including crisis intervention, anticipatory grief work and supportive counseling.
  • Provided crisis intervention services in cases involving sudden trauma or abuse, critical illness/injury and other related crises.
  • Discharge Planning Financial Services Networking Supportive Counseling Report Child Abuse/Neglect cases Transfer substance abusers to detox programs Crisis Intervention
  • Handled daily crisis interventions, individual and family counseling focusing on lifestyle changes and personal and family adaptations.
  • Provided clinical interventions such as: crisis intervention, problem solving, supportive/grief counseling, patient education.
  • Mandated reporting to APS, CPS; crisis intervention, therapeutic intervention and information/referral to community resources.
  • Provided brief psychotherapy and crisis intervention of primarily low income patients at a community health clinic.
  • Provided short term crisis intervention and individual and family grief support and counseling when indicated.
  • Provided supportive grief/bereavement counseling, crisis intervention and referred patients to appropriate community resources.
  • Guided crisis intervention and resolution procedures through the timely assessment and correction of challenges.
  • Performed bio-psycho-social assessments as well as crisis intervention, discharge planning and case management.
  • Completed individualized needs assessments and provided counseling and crisis intervention to patients and families.
  • Handled crisis intervention as necessary and provide reasonable, attainable solutions to problems.
  • Provide counseling services to participants and families as needed/requested or for crisis intervention purposes

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7. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Developed relationships with other clinical services within VAMC including inpatient social workers, outpatient social workers and extended care support personnel.
  • Collaborated with other social workers and dietitians in distributing a monthly newsletter which also included much needed education for all patients.
  • Collaborated closely with interdisciplinary team members comprised of nurses, social workers, chaplains and a medical director.
  • Developed protocol for social workers facilitating family/interdisciplinary team conferences for ICU patients on ventilators at 10 day point.
  • Initiated involvement with insurance social workers to reduce hospitalizations, and to minimize non-compliant behaviors in patients.
  • Assisted social workers in medical-surgical department in providing counseling, referral services and after care placements.
  • Facilitated the communication and execution of care across physicians, social workers and additional professionals.
  • Provided clinical supervision to Social Workers pursuing a Clinical Social Work license.
  • Participate in clinical supervision and evaluate other social workers yearly performance.
  • Assisted subordinate medical social workers with their caseloads.
  • Scheduled all emergency department social workers.
  • Provided supervision to social workers.
  • Supervised Bachelor level Social Workers.
  • Supervised a team of 3 social workers (2- part-time) in the field of medical social work and bereavement counseling.
  • Substitute for social workers on all medical units and part-time outpatient social worker for pregnancy program in a medical office.
  • Participate in the hiring and training process of company applicants, including, but not limited to divisional social workers.
  • Worked with a diverse group of organizers including city proprietors, professors, social workers, clergy and residents.
  • Follow case management guidelines established by the Florida Department of Health and the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Directed a results-driven Social Service Program and staff social workers to ensure client / agency needs were met.
  • Conduct extensive interviews to recruit, develop and train new social workers to meet agency mission and goals.

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8. Anticipatory Grief

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Here's how Anticipatory Grief is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided emotional support via supportive and anticipatory grief counseling to assist families in establishing and maintaining positive coping skills.
  • Assess patients and family physical, psychological, social, environmental factors relating to terminal disease and anticipatory grief.
  • Educate patient and/or family regarding grieving process and provide emotional support throughout grieving process, including anticipatory grief.
  • Served as technical expert with bereavement services while assisting families with individual grief support and anticipatory grief.
  • Supported families and patients with complex emotional needs associated with terminal-illness, anticipatory grief, and bereavement.
  • Provided supportive visits and anticipatory grief counseling.
  • Counseled for anticipatory grief/ bereavement issues.
  • Provide education regarding end-of-life issues such as signs and symptoms of the dying process, disease progression and anticipatory grief reactions.
  • Provide ongoing support for patients and families provide assistance with coping skills, anticipatory grief, and grief reactions.
  • Provided supportive counseling to patients and families dealing with anticipatory grief, mental health, and bereavement.
  • Provided education and support regarding the anticipatory grief and grief processes related to end of life care.
  • Provide anticipatory grief and adjustment counseling for a caseload of 35-50 hospice patients and their families.
  • Provided anticipatory grief support to Hospice patients and families if deemed appropriate by the IDG.
  • Provided anticipatory grief support and education to children witnessing the decline of a parent.
  • Assist patients and their families with anticipatory grief, loss and the dying process.
  • Educate and counsel on anticipatory grief, bereavement, and end of life decisions.
  • Prepared in services on topics of: Demystifying Hospice, Bereavement and Anticipatory Grief.
  • Assessed patient/family pre-bereavement/anticipatory grief needs.
  • Provide supportive, short-term counselling to address anticipatory grief and other psychological and emotional needs of patient and family.
  • Monitored patient and family wellbeing and ability to cope through declining health and anticipatory grief.

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9. Community Resources

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Here's how Community Resources is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Collaborate social work intervention with multidisciplinary team, relatives, community resources, and insurance companies while managing high acuity caseload.
  • Developed and maintained a list of community resources and provided education and referrals to patients/ families regarding suitable community resources.
  • Identified opportunities for intervention that include; referrals to community resources and provide counseling and support service for expectant parents.
  • Provided written information and education to patient and/or family members on available community resources and alternatives for living and care.
  • Work collaboratively with nursing staff, case managers, external organizations and community resources to ensure continuity of care.
  • Developed community resources; coordinated with outside governmental, public and private care giving and health-related agencies.
  • Provided appropriate community resources after research and knowledge in applicable financial, emotional, and developmental supports.
  • Provided Participants and their families with information, making necessary referrals to the appropriate community resources.
  • Educated patient and family regarding eligibility for county, state, federal entitlements and community resources.
  • Provide community resources/referral information to patients and families, as needed, during and after hospitalization.
  • Assisted patients and families in identifying and coordinating community resources to enable optimal comfort and safety.
  • Provided residents with information regarding agency and community resources, which expedited their medical recovery.
  • Developed and maintained working relationships with community agencies and referred patients to appropriate community resources.
  • Provided referral information and linkage to community resources, including resources for financial assistance.
  • Arranged financial assistance, coordinated community resources and developed individual treatment plans for clients.
  • Developed community resources and facilitates referrals to connect families with a continuum of care.
  • Facilitate educational sessions regarding community resources, life skills and activity of daily living.
  • Provided patients with resource assistance, utilizing both internal resources and external community resources.
  • Established protocol and interpreted policy, demonstrated knowledge in Medicaid process and community resources.
  • Provided linkage to community resources after determining appropriate referral services and options for patients.

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10. Health Care

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Here's how Health Care is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Completed in-home assessments for clients to assess for risk-factors and to determine additional health care professionals required to ensure safe-stable home environments
  • Identify patients requiring social work intervention through established care finding mechanisms, in collaboration with interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Work in collaboration with interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive mental and physical health care.
  • Participated in coordinating services between the Hospice and community relations with medical/health care services.
  • Work on interdisciplinary team of health care professionals focusing on collaboration of care.
  • Collaborated with other health care professionals regarding specific patient issues and concerns.
  • Participated as an integral member of an interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Collaborate with physicians and other health care providers regarding patient evaluations.
  • Provided behavioral health care services in a collaborative patient-centered environment.
  • Provided Case Management services to medically frail and high risk members in order to reduce hospitalizations and reduce health care costs.
  • Assured coordination and continuity of plan of care by maintaining liaison with other health care professionals assigned to the same patient.
  • Consult with physicians, health care providers, discharge planners and outside agencies regarding care/treatment or hospitalization or assist with placements.
  • Coordinate discharge planning for patients who need nursing home placements; palliative/hospice care; acute rehab, and home health care.
  • Worked as an integral member of the interdisciplinary health care team, Evaluated residents' cognitive, behavioral and emotional status.
  • Communicate to the patient the benefits of preventative health care and keeping regular appointments with their PCP, therapist and Psychiatrist.
  • Served as liaison between patients and health care providers to establish and maintain a mutual understanding and cooperation regarding patient care.
  • Improved agency presence and increased revenues in assigned areas by meeting with marketing decision makers at local health care facilities.
  • Work with the health care team to promote positive adjustment, rehabilitation and improved quality of life for our patients.
  • Specialize in senior citizen and disabled citizens' health care by providing support to the patient and their caregivers.
  • Worked with health care agencies in sourcing social resources in the community for the hospice patient and their families.

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11. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Coordinate with Community Mental Health services for psychiatric assessment and admittance into inpatient facilities for patients when necessary.
  • Provided developmentally appropriate on-call mental health services to children and families in large and fast-paced pediatric clinic.
  • Make referrals to community support agencies/mental health services as indicated.
  • Provided medical case management and mental health services to HIV positive, GLBT and woman patients of the health center.
  • Developed programs to combat social problems, prevent substance abuse, and improve community health and mental health services.
  • Coordinate filings for court-ordered mental health services with patients' families and the Trinity Springs Pavilion Legal Coordinator.
  • Provide crisis counseling, short-term supportive therapy, and referrals to long term mental health services as needed.
  • Provided mental health services for over 200 beds in an emergency room setting across three medical facilities.
  • Coordinated mental health services (inpatient and outpatient) for patients requiring immediate treatment.
  • Coordinated mental health services for inmates with behavioral health needs.
  • Referred clients to appropriate sources for mental health services.
  • Arrange grief counseling or mental health services for patient.
  • Coordinated and evaluated all mental health services for residents.
  • Referred patients for supplemental mental health services.
  • Contacted Medicaid or insurance company for preauthorization and utilization review for mental health services to be provided.
  • Established Medical Care Insurance Mental Health Services and resources in SF Bay Area.Provided Psycho Social Support and Interpretation.

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12. Emergency Room

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Here's how Emergency Room is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Conducted emergency psychiatric evaluations and facilitated appropriate disposition of patients seen in the emergency room with mental health needs.
  • Conduct evaluations and dispositions planning for emotionally traumatized patients and their families in the emergency room.
  • Assigned to emergency room at Fresno Community, University Medical, and Clovis Community Hospitals.
  • Provided in-house discharge planning in designated units i.e., Medical and Psychiatric emergency rooms.
  • Coordinated discharge planning for the inpatient units including the emergency room and rehabilitation floors.
  • Prevented multiple admissions to the emergency room by closely collaborating in discharge planning.
  • Completed psychiatric assessments for psychiatric hospitalization in both inpatient and emergency room settings.
  • Responded to Emergency Room crisis and provided necessary interventions.
  • Coordinated discharge planning for inpatient and emergency room patients.
  • Provided crisis intervention/consultation to emergency room patients/families.
  • Support emergency room staff with decisions regarding care and level of intervention necessary to ensure safety of the patient and community.
  • Provided emergency room, trauma and crisis intervention services for an adult level 2 and pediatric level 2-trauma center.
  • Provide On Call / Per Diem services at Highland Hospital in the Emergency Room and on acute units.
  • Provided Social Work services for the following areas: Skilled Care, Orthopedics, Maternity and Emergency Room.
  • Interact with emergency room patients and their families regarding issues impacting patients' emotional and physical health.
  • Managed patient caseload on respiratory, telemetry, critical care, maternity, and emergency room units.
  • Assisted with emergency room discharges and screened patients for referrals to appropriate county and state agencies.
  • Developed and implement discharge planning for patients in the emergency room and throughout hospital as needed.
  • Facilitated direct admissions from Emergency Room to residential drug treatment that had not been done previously.
  • Answered calls to the Emergency Room when needed, as well as on call for holidays.

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13. Medical Professionals

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Here's how Medical Professionals is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • 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.
  • Collaborated with other medical professionals to identify patients needs.
  • Interacted with social workers and other medical professionals.
  • Serve on an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals.
  • Collaborated with medical professionals and hospice co-workers.
  • Provided referrals to other medical professionals.
  • Communicated daily with medical professionals, administrators and health service agencies with managing an average daily case load of 30 clients.
  • Determine and provide final recommendation for care coordination with medical professionals, client, family members and care givers.
  • Serve as a link for medical professionals to guide referrals for eligible patients for hospice services.
  • Consulted with agencies, family members, physicians and medical professionals in planning and treatment efforts.
  • Consult with doctors, therapists and medical professionals to develop, manage and communicate discharge plans.
  • Collaborated with medical professionals & peer specialist to identify & prioritize needs of patient.
  • Work with a team of medical professionals to ensure patient needs are being met.
  • Develop partnerships with the medical professionals in order to ensure continuity of care.
  • Worked with other medical professionals to coordinate services for patient prior to discharge.
  • Collaborated with medical professionals and counselors regarding client s needs and services.

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14. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Assisted patients and family members by providing emotional support during medical crises including deaths and catastrophic injuries.
  • Provide emotional support, supportive psychotherapy, and grief counseling to patients and families facing end-of-life-issues.
  • Counseled patients and their families providing emotional support and helped them cope with their illness/disability.
  • Provided emotional support, grief counseling and supportive listening services to patients and/or family members/caregivers.
  • Provided counseling and emotional support to patients and families regarding new diagnoses and terminal prognosis.
  • Provided specialized care to hospice patients and their families including emotional support and crisis management.
  • Provide emotional support and education to patients and family affected by a terminal diagnosis.
  • Provided emotional support, short-term crisis intervention and individual and/or family counseling when indicated.
  • Provided psychological and emotional support and disease specific education to patients and their families.
  • Performed bereavement assessments, risk assessments and provided emotional support and active listening.
  • Conducted bi-weekly in home or Skilled Nursing Facility visits to provide emotional support.
  • Provide emotional support and case management for chemotherapy patients in an outpatient setting.
  • Provide emotional support and short-term supportive counseling to patients/families throughout the system.
  • Determine medical and financial eligibility offer medical referral and emotional support.
  • Provided emotional support to Emergency Room and other hospital personnel.
  • Conducted family meetings to provide emotional support and advocacy.
  • Provide emotional support/therapy and link patients to community resources.
  • Assessed for complicated grief and provided emotional support.
  • Provide emotional support during times of bereavement.
  • Provided emotional support to residents/caregivers.

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15. Substance Abuse

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Here's how Substance Abuse is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Refer patients/families and care givers to support and community resources regarding abuse/neglect/domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse.
  • Completed voluntary and involuntary mental health placements, completed detox and substance abuse placements directly from Emergency Department.
  • Conducted brief substance abuse evaluations, provided referrals for community outpatient and inpatient programs.
  • Facilitated Spanish speaking groups focused on mental health and substance abuse recovery.
  • Facilitate referrals to psychiatric/substance abuse services for inpatient and community based services.
  • Provide substance abuse resources and collaborated with rehabilitative agencies as needed.
  • Coordinated and implemented outpatient substance abuse services to the community.
  • Experienced with psychological/mental health/substance abuse issues, and co-morbid conditions.
  • Conducted suicide/mental health/substance abuse evaluations for adults and children.
  • Facilitated adolescent substance abuse group on an on-call basis.
  • Provide specialized knowledge involving geriatrics and substance abuse.
  • Completed suicide risk assessments and substance abuse evaluations.
  • Provided substance abuse and chemical dependency counseling.
  • Collaborate, as a member of the Care Navigation Team, to co-manage patients with behavioral health and substance abuse issues.
  • Provided Psycho-social assessments and counseling to patients including; adoption, substance abuse, child and elder abuse and hospice care.
  • Support diverse clients including those who have mental health and substance abuse issues, as well as long duration of incarceration.
  • Facilitate skilled nursing home placement and provide community resources such as substance abuse rehab programs and homeless shelter resources etc.
  • Provided social services intervention to various populations that included: inpatient psychiatry, substance abuse/detox programs, depression and PTSD.
  • Identified patients at risk of abuse, neglect, suicide, or substance abuse and made referrals to appropriate agencies.
  • Worked with various populations including victims of crime, DV, abuse, trauma, substance abuse, homelessness.

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16. Terminal Illness

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Here's how Terminal Illness is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Assessed patient/family capacity to cope with terminal illness and death by providing therapeutic counseling and monitoring progress on a regular basis.
  • Provide counseling and hospice education to patients, families and staff related to terminal illness * Clinical documentation done accordingly
  • Provided individual and family bereavement psycho-education on the death and dying process for patients diagnosed with terminal illnesses.
  • Assessed psycho-social, emotional and economic factors relevant to patient/family functioning in dealing with a terminal illness.
  • Increased awareness in community regarding choices related to medical care when terminal illness is identified.
  • Provided supportive therapy individually or family to facilitate the family's coping with terminal illness.
  • Plan and coordinate short-term therapy-goal oriented intervention, directed toward management of terminal illness.
  • Counseled individuals and families with life-threatening conditions, terminal illness and chronic illness.
  • Accessed emotional factors related to terminal illness for patient and family.
  • Identify family dynamics and communication patterns related to terminal illness.
  • Provided individual and family counseling for those facing terminal illness.
  • Provide counseling to help patients cope w/ acute/chronic/terminal illnesses.
  • Assisted individuals and family members facing terminal illnesses.
  • Assess emotional factors related to terminal illness.
  • Provide ongoing emotional support, and provide counseling during the terminal illness, and at the time of death if requested.
  • Linked patients and their families to community resources to alleviate the stress and hardships related to coping with a terminal illness.
  • Provide individual, group and family therapy to address issues of bereavement, terminal illness and the transition to hospice care.
  • Provide grief counseling to family and friends of individuals who had terminal illnesses and did not recover from their medical condition.
  • Provided counseling, psychotherapy and assistance with access to community resources for patients diagnosed with terminal illnesses and their families.
  • Identified resources for patients and their families, while also supporting them in coping with issues resulting from terminal illness.

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17. Support Groups

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Here's how Support Groups is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitate support groups and provide education on Alzheimer's/Dementia at surrounding facilities to families and members of the local community.
  • Facilitated caregiver support groups, provided counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families.
  • Developed, coordinated and facilitated bereavement and cancer support groups for individuals and families.
  • Facilitated support groups, provided community education, assisted with volunteer and staff training.
  • Co-facilitated bereavement and breast cancer support groups during internship; later facilitated these groups
  • Revitalized Bereavement Program by re-activating the grief support groups and bereavement visits.
  • Identify need for emotional support and facilitate support groups or family conferences.
  • Conducted psycho-educational seminars and facilitated support groups on a variety of topics.
  • Initiated and facilitated caregiver support groups for hospice caregivers.
  • Offered and facilitated support groups and bereavement counseling.
  • Participate with community support groups and bereavement care.
  • Facilitated support groups for cardiac and pulmonary conditions.
  • Facilitate support groups and community outreach programs.
  • Facilitated caregiver and staff support groups.
  • Implemented and facilitated support groups.
  • Assist patients and caregivers with linkage to other community services, support groups, long term care facilities and other resources.
  • Co-facilitated migraine and tension headache support groups covering topics such as: Stress reduction, identifying triggers, and alternative medicine.
  • Plan and evaluate services to meet hospice personnel support needs, including support groups and a yearly memorial for staff.
  • Directed, contributed to and attended various support groups, including Women's support, Parkinson's, and Stroke.
  • Facilitated 6 week grief support groups, topical workshops, and was keynote & professional speaker at statewide conferences.

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18. ICU

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Here's how ICU is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Commended for developing positive relationships with terminal patients and families, often in difficult and hostile situations.
  • Complete military history assessments and articulate importance of patient military history, especially at end of life.
  • Case management/care coordination, particularly for individuals with chronic and/or complex medical and mental health conditions.
  • Counseled patient and family/caregivers as needed in relationship to stress, and other identified coping difficulties.
  • Initial Temple University School of Social Work internship placement which transitioned into mandated practicum field placement.
  • Provided therapeutic communication to patients and families while developing action plans for difficult hospital discharges.
  • Counseled patients and families, identified coping difficulties and provided crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Experienced a variety of difficulties the Patient and families sometimes had concurrent to diagnosis/prognosis.
  • Research during the practicum led to a deeper understanding of cognitive/developmental/neurological disorders.
  • Counseled patients and family members experiencing difficulty coping with patient's illness.
  • Collaborate and conduct family meetings for patients admitted on ICU/Telemetry/Med-Surg units.
  • Provided medical social work services in a multicultural environment.
  • Help patients and caregivers with personal and environmental difficulties.
  • Facilitate curriculum guided Grief Support Group for bereaved individuals.
  • Provided professional and educational guidance to practicum students.
  • Developed curriculum for facilitator training, co-facilitated training.
  • Delivered difficult information in honest clear manner.
  • Coordinated difficult post hospital care arrangements.
  • Assisted Care Coordinator with complex/difficult cases.
  • Completed multicultural assessments and discharge planning

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19. Durable Medical Equipment

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Here's how Durable Medical Equipment is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • 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.
  • Measured patients and ordered durable medical equipment.
  • Order durable medical equipment, arrange for respite care, referral to necessary community resources, advocate for consumers as necessary.
  • Facilitate communication between patients and Hospice, Home Health Care, Rehabilitation Centers, Nursing Homes and Durable Medical Equipment Agencies.
  • Arrange for durable medical equipment and other services that have been identified by Providers prior to the patient's discharge.
  • Arranged transfers to nursing homes and rehab facilities, transportation home, durable medical equipment and supplies upon patients discharge.
  • Arranged postoperative care at home via home care, durable medical equipment, hospice care, meals on wheels etc.
  • Developed and obtained contracts with hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies and companies that provide durable medical equipment for hospice.
  • Carried out the procurement of all durable medical equipment according to the recommendations of the nursing and rehabilitation department.
  • Included in this is arranging services to ensure safe discharges home such as Durable Medical Equipment and Home Health.
  • Generated referrals to various community agencies including hospice, nursing facilities, durable medical equipment and home health.
  • Organized and secured referrals for patients in need of home health care services and durable medical equipment.
  • Coordinated discharge planning by setting up home health services, durable medical equipment and nursing home placement.
  • Referred to home care service agencies and ordered durable medical equipment on discharge to home.
  • Discharge planning including securing home health, durable medical equipment, and outpatient services.
  • Set up home health care, durable medical equipment, and conducted readmission audits.
  • Collaborate with local agencies to provide free or low cost Durable Medical Equipment.

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20. Bereavement Support

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Here's how Bereavement Support is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitate bereavement support groups to bereaved family members and members of the larger community.
  • Researched and developed innovative approach to bereavement support group using specific art forms.
  • Provided bereavement support and crisis interventions for patients and families in hospital setting.
  • Provided community education on Hospice Services, Advanced Directives and grief/bereavement support groups.
  • Provide community education on Hospice services and the importance bereavement support.
  • Conducted Bereavement Risk Assessments and provided Bereavement Support to grieving families.
  • Provided grief counseling and bereavement support to individuals and families.
  • Provided counseling and facilitation for three grief and bereavement support groups
  • Developed, organized, and facilitated bereavement support groups.
  • Facilitated bereavement support groups and plan annual memorial service.
  • Provide bereavement support for team members and facility caregivers.
  • Provided crisis intervention and bereavement support group services.
  • Provided bereavement support to families following immediate loss.
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled bereavement support groups.
  • Provide crisis intervention & bereavement support.
  • Co-created and facilitated bereavement support group.
  • Provide bereavement support as requested.
  • Provided bereavement support and counseling.
  • Facilitated a bereavement support group.
  • Facilitated in bereavement support services.

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21. Support Services

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Here's how Support Services is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Assisted in linking patients to community resources such as Medicaid/Social Security Disability, outpatient counseling, and various support services.
  • Provided case management, counseling, and support services to chronically and terminally ill patients living in community-based settings
  • Organized educational programs on hospice and offered grief- and caregiver-support services for the general community.
  • Presented worships on domestic violence prevention and assisted individuals to obtain support services.
  • Collaborated within a multidisciplinary team to formulate treatment plans Mobile AIDS Support Services
  • Provided education and assistance with community resources and in-home support services.
  • Provide counseling and support services to hospice patients and their families as well as information and referral for home health clients.
  • Refer patient and family members to community resources to assist with identifying recovery services and provide access to support services.
  • Assess need for support services such as Medicaid, Long Term Care Insurance, VA Benefits, and in home care
  • Acknowledged social work referrals from physicians and nursing staff for support services for patients within one business day.
  • Provided social work support services to inpatients on Hospice, OB/GYN, pediatric units and outpatient OB clinic.
  • Coordinated discharge plans for patients, including nursing home placement, home health care and other support services.
  • Provide ongoing support services and palliative care education to hospice, home and facility, patients and families.
  • Provide long-term support services by making changes to active services for patients with multiple admissions due to CHF/COPD.
  • Assisted patients and/or family members with funeral arrangements, obtaining in-home support services, and other community resources.
  • Provided counseling and support services to terminally ill patients in a health care/ medical setting.
  • Acted as an advocate for patients by assisting them in overcoming barriers to support services.
  • Provide in-home counseling, social support services, advanced illness management to home bound patients.
  • Provided individual and group counseling and support services to families of terminally ill patients.
  • Provided direct patient care including support services, case management, and crisis intervention.

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22. Child Abuse

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Here's how Child Abuse is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided hands-on assessment and monitoring of suspected child abuse and neglect cases of children needing intensive rehabilitation and specialized care.
  • Followed all mandatory legal reporting regarding suspected elder adult/child abuse.
  • Participated and testified in court hearings following child abuse assessments.
  • Completed reports to Courts and other recipients and facilitated appropriate provision of services to victims of child abuse and their families.
  • Initiated mandated child abuse reports and coordinated with Division of Child and Family Services on behalf of patients in foster-care.
  • Represented Social -Services for Floyd County Child Abuse Committee and coordinated with DFCS for safe discharges for underage patients.
  • Worked closely with Law Enforcement and CPS to complete child abuse assessments and determine safe and appropriate discharge plan.
  • Performed casework related to protective services, intake, child abuse/neglect investigations, foster care and adoptions.
  • Respond to emergency situations regarding child abuse, trauma, and emotional crises in an on-call situation.
  • Performed legal reports and/or calls for suspected child abuse, elder abuse, and/or domestic violence.
  • Completed child abuse and elder abuse reports as needed for patients whose safety where at risk.
  • Assessed current life situations of children and their families to determine the presence of child abuse/neglect.
  • Attended Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect team meetings reviewing CPS referrals/cases with county social work representatives.
  • Initiated and implemented Child Abuse and Neglect awareness campaign at Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas location.
  • Educated new employee's on the child abuse policy and the role of the hospital staff.
  • Provided Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) assessments and recommendations for DHS involvement.
  • Presented new employee orientation, annual nursing training on child abuse and domestic violence.
  • Identified and reported safety issues related to adult and child abuse and mental health.
  • Provided legal reports for suspected child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence referrals.
  • Reported suspected child abuse and neglect to various human service departments and police departments.

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23. Appropriate Referrals

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Here's how Appropriate Referrals is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Conducted substance abuse assessments and made appropriate referrals; documented interventions and outcomes; performed program evaluations.
  • Assessed appropriate referrals, coordinated patient/institute financial affairs, maintained detailed files, meeting state regulations.
  • Participated in multidisciplinary teams to develop exceptional treatment plans, discharge planning, and appropriate referrals.
  • Identified patients requiring special services and makes appropriate referrals to other agencies for necessary services.
  • Maintained and collaborated with community agencies to provide appropriate referrals for patients and families.
  • Identified community resources available to assist patients and families and provided appropriate referrals.
  • Established key relationships in the community necessary for making appropriate referrals for family/patient.
  • Assessed for community resource interventions to meet client/family needs and facilitate appropriate referrals.
  • Facilitated inpatient hospitalization or appropriate referrals to other community services.
  • Intervene with suspected victims of abuse/neglect/violence, make appropriate referrals.
  • Educated patients/families regarding community resources and made appropriate referrals.
  • Educated patients about community resources and made appropriate referrals.
  • Maintained knowledge of community resources and made appropriate referrals.
  • Assess bio-psycho-social-spiritual needs and make appropriate referrals and recommendations.
  • Coordinated discharge needs while making appropriate referrals to outside agencies
  • Provided support and appropriate referrals for community resources.
  • Communicated with community agencies and facilitated appropriate referrals.
  • Identified and made appropriate referrals to community agencies.
  • Make appropriate referrals for community services.
  • Make appropriate referrals to community resources.

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24. Emotional Factors

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Here's how Emotional Factors is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Participated in multidisciplinary staffing - which including assisting staff in understanding patient's social and emotional factors related to health problems.
  • Assess Home Health patients to identify social and emotional factors negatively impacting their medical condition treatment plan or rate of recovery.
  • Provided supportive counseling and assisted patients and families in identifying social and emotional factors that interfered with their quality of life.
  • Assisted interdisciplinary group in their understanding of the psycho-social/emotional factors related to hospice and attended weekly meetings.
  • Educate physicians and other professions in understanding the significant social/emotional factors related to disease.
  • Completed assessments and evaluated social and emotional factors that impeded health status.
  • Assist the interdisciplinary team on understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems, and death and dying issues.
  • Helped physician and rehabilitation team members to address the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's medical condition.
  • Assist the physician and other team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient's problem.
  • Assess the social and emotional factors affecting patients and families that impede effective medical treatment, and intervene in crisis situations.
  • Evaluated and assisted clients and families in adjusting to social and emotional factors influenced by health challenges in private residences.
  • Assist team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems and plan intervention based on findings.
  • Assisted the inter-disciplinary team to understand the significance of social and emotional factors related to the patient's care.
  • Assessed social and emotional factors to estimate patients' capacity and potential to cope with problems of daily living.
  • Assess social and emotional factors related to patient's illness to determine ability to cope with daily living problems.
  • Assess social and emotional factors related to patient's illness through collection of data from interviews and records.
  • Assisted multidisciplinary team in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the patient s health problems.
  • Interpreted social / emotional factors affecting client's program use to members of health care teams.
  • Assist patient and family in dealing with social and emotional factors related to the dying process.
  • Make referrals to long term social services and complete assessment of social and emotional factors.

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25. Oncology

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Here's how Oncology is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitated three oncology-related educational support programs.
  • Provided social work services and discharge planning for medical/oncology department; facilitated weekly cancer support group for Cancer Care patients and families
  • Provided counseling and discharge planning to patients on medical, oncology and surgical telemetry units and wrote up psycho-social assessments.
  • Provided medical social services in several inpatient departments, including orthopedics, oncology, emergency, and inpatient rehabilitation.
  • Provide social work intervention on neurological, pulmonary, oncology, orthopedic and skilled nursing facility units.
  • Developed and implemented discharge plans for caseload of patients within the medical-surgical and oncology units.
  • Provided social work services to medical, surgical and radiation oncology outpatients and inpatients.
  • Provided supportive services to Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Department patients and their families.
  • Provided discharge planning to inpatients on oncology/hospice unit as well as medical/surgical unit.
  • Worked primarily medical/surgical and oncology floors with on-call responsibilities to entire hospital.
  • Provided psychological assessments of patients on oncology, neurology and orthopedic areas.
  • Participated in administrative oncology committees and co-led a monthly cancer support group.
  • Trained and worked telemetry, medical/surgical, emergency department, oncology.
  • Participated in local oncology meetings and cancer support group.
  • Provided discharge planning services to oncology inpatients/outpatients.
  • Specialized in oncology and medical/surgical patients.
  • Facilitated after-hours oncology support group.
  • Provided Clinical Social Work services on Medical/Surgical Units and Specialty units such as Oncology, Pediatrics and Renal Transplant and Psychiatry.
  • Provided discharge planning on the Oncology unit, including facility placements, linkage to community resources, and hospice planning.
  • Managed discharge planning for Medical / Surgery, Oncology, Family Birthplace, and the Outpatient Cancer Care Center.

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26. Hospital Staff

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Here's how Hospital Staff is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • 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.
  • Provided consultation to families and hospital staff to assist with care at home, short-term counseling as needed.
  • Communicate with patients, nurses, doctors and other hospital staff to assess and assist with patient needs.
  • Assessed patient's readiness to discharge, conducted discharge planning with patients, family members and hospital staff.
  • Collaborated with patient, family, hospital staff and community agencies to facilitate safe discharge plans for patients.
  • Worked within a multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of physicians, administrators, nurses and other hospital staff.
  • Developed and coordinated in-service training for all hospital staff, e.g., child and adult abuse reporting.
  • Consult with physicians, patients, hospital staff, and family members to identify patient needs.
  • Case consultation and liaison services to hospital staff, community organizations, and patient's families.
  • Coordinated and facilitated discharge plans by educating families, patients and hospital staff on available resources.
  • Support and advocate for patients by working with their families, physicians and other hospital staff.
  • Assist hospital staff deal with cases of abuse and neglect and report cases to appropriate agencies/authorities.
  • Demonstrated courtesy, empathy and friendliness to residents, families and hospital staff.
  • Collaborate closely with case management, hospital staff, and families.
  • Provided teaching and consultation to hospital staff and community groups.
  • Collaborated with hospital staff in meeting needs of patient.
  • Provided case consultation to physicians and hospital staff.
  • Involved in directing monthly Schwartz Rounds for hospital staff

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27. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Discharge planning Counseled patients and families Provided resources to patients Attended interdisciplinary rounds Provided services to medical and SNF units
  • Managed adult inpatient acute care medical/surgical units with emphasis on discharge planning, resource mobilization, and supportive counseling.
  • Provided individual counseling to patients and/or family members dealing with confirmed mental health issues preceding terminal diagnosis.
  • Provided individual and family counseling, and coordination of referrals to community services, among others.
  • Provide informational counseling on various services available and methods of utilizing current programs and services.
  • Provided supportive counseling and psycho-educational approach re: aging, disability and dementia.
  • Counseled patients exhibiting social and emotional difficulty thereby affecting their health status.
  • Provided supportive counseling sessions to patients/families involving crisis management and conflict resolution.
  • Provided case management and individual counseling to pregnant and parenting teens.
  • Provided short-term counseling services to recently discharged hospital patients and families.
  • Provided supportive counseling to patients experiencing varying stages of acute illness.
  • Provided bereavement counseling and social work case management for bereaved families.
  • Conduct one-on-one counseling and social support with clients utilizing appropriate theory.
  • Supported caregivers and family members by providing supportive counseling services.
  • Provide counseling services to patient/family experiencing social or emotional distress.
  • Instructed/counseled patients/families in coping with social/emotional responses connected with illnesses.
  • Provide individual and family counseling to patient/family and/or bereaved persons.
  • Provided community and agency education, counseling and resource development.
  • Provided short-term counseling to identified patients within the facility.
  • Counseled patients and families, arranged for community-based services.

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28. Medical Staff

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Here's how Medical Staff is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Initiated new Out-Patient Clinic for children with feeding difficulties; involved multidisciplinary medical staff from various departments within the hospital.
  • Facilitated multidisciplinary treatment planning and provided consultation to medical staff in hospital/home care /hospice setting.
  • Conduct family meetings and work collaboratively with other medical staff to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Created internal mechanism for interdisciplinary dialogue with medical staff to promote coordination of care.
  • Collaborate with medical staff including physicians and physician offices in formulating discharge plans.
  • Collaborated with medical staff and other community agencies for appropriate treatment.
  • Collaborated and worked closely with medical staff on medical-related patient assistance.
  • Conducted regular utilization reviews and coordinated with nursing and medical staff.
  • Collaborated with medical staff and advocated for patients.
  • Participated on interdisciplinary teams with medical staff.
  • Provided sensitivity training to medical staff.
  • Provided consultation to medical staff.
  • Worked collaboratively with the medical staff, patients, and families in order to facilitate a safe discharge from the hospital.
  • Scheduled and partnered with interdisciplinary team meetings including medical staff and family members in order to plan care and resolve concerns.
  • Participate and facilitate in daily Tempo rounds with unit medical staff to determine patient's medical status and discharge needs.
  • Provided consultation services to the medical staff regarding the assessment and planning for all suspected child abuse and neglect cases.
  • Worked with an interdisciplinary team of medical staff, mental health and corrections staff to ensure consistency of care.
  • Worked with hospital administration, patient representatives and other medical staff to prevent and resolve patient concerns and complaints.
  • Maintained an extensive data base of resources and provided consultation to patients, families, and medical staff.
  • Collaborated with medical staff in determining appropriate social welfare actions in cases of child abuse and sexual assault.

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29. Financial Assistance

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Here's how Financial Assistance is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Assisted residents and families in completing Medicaid applications and other financial assistance programs needed in maintaining nursing care.
  • Assisted patients to identify and access resources including financial assistance, health educational materials and community programs.
  • Provided financial assistance to patients with understanding of medical bills or other financial account management assistance.
  • Determine eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid programs and made referrals to state programs for financial assistance.
  • Chaired several departmental committees, which include Medical Financial Assistance, Education and Transportation.
  • Verified client eligibility prior to authorizing each request for financial assistance.
  • Explore options with patient/family related to financial assistance.
  • Provided assistance with connecting to financial assistance programs.
  • Provide financial assistance/assist with clarifying insurance benefits.
  • Helped with applications for financial assistance.
  • Assist patient/family in ascertaining financial assistance.
  • Assist families obtain needed services such as Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, food stamps and financial assistance through various community programs.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, HCBS, and other financial assistance and entitlements to ensure appropriate services.
  • Prepared comprehensive patient assessments, care planning, counseling, patient education, patient admission, insurance and financial assistance.
  • Appointed as the department representative to the Charity Committee to review and determine patients' eligibility for financial assistance.
  • Assist patients with finding the appropriate city, state and federal programs for financial assistance if needed.
  • Assist with obtaining financial assistance to meet the medical costs incurred by their medical treatment needs.
  • Scheduled transportation for patients; apply for financial assistance/grants to assist patients with medical costs.
  • Apply for grants and other financial assistance available to patients with end stage renal disease.
  • Evaluated the financial needs of each patient/family & made appropriate interventions for financial assistance.

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30. MSW

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Here's how MSW is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided supervision to a second-year MSW student
  • Field Instructor for Master of Social Work (MSWI & II) students from California State University, Sacramento.
  • Act as a field instructor for students that are actively seeking their MSW for two semesters at a time.
  • Maintained caseload of up to 45 patients in outpatient settings and provided training to an MSW intern.
  • Participated in the training and mentoring of MSW and BSW level students during their social work internship.
  • Participated in weekly case conference meetings including MSW coordination of patient needs and follow up services.
  • Provided MSW services to Home Health Care Program recipients in their homes by applying therapeutic interventions.
  • Acted as the Supervisor for an MSW intern from the USC School of Social Work.
  • Analyzed and completed MSW social work referrals from nurses, doctors, hospitals, etc.
  • Supervised and mentored the internship of a first-year University of CA, Berkeley MSW student.
  • Provide supervision of one BSW medical social worker and a MSW candidate intern from UWM.
  • Supervised MSW Intern: Organized various staff and patient educational sessions including community services fair.
  • Supervised BSW and MSW student interns from University of Georgia and Georgia State University.
  • Provided field supervision for second year MSW students from 2001 to 2004 classes.
  • Provided staff education: Role of MSW, Advance Directives, Elder Abuse.
  • Provided training and education to new MSW Social Workers and all MSW interns.
  • Discharge planner, MSW Case Manager responsible for daily coverage in ICU.
  • Supervised a Masters of Social Work (MSW) Student Intern.
  • Supervised MSW candidates for University of Maryland School of Social Work.
  • Provided MSW case evaluation, assignment and triage on assigned days.

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31. Life Issues

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Here's how Life Issues is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided supportive counseling regarding end-of-life issues, advance directives, and made appropriate community referrals.
  • Facilitated clients with self-determination facing end of life issues
  • Provided counseling services to patients and their loved ones who were coping with chronic illness and end of life issues.
  • Educated families and patients on hospice services, end of life issues, and improving patient's quality of life.
  • Provided counseling, support and education to patients and families coping with illness/traumatic injury, end-of-life issues and social issues.
  • Completed weekly home visits to provide counseling/intervention to patients on medical, financial, family and end of life issues.
  • Linked patients with community resources, and counseled patients and their families with personal and end of life issues.
  • Provided grief support and case management services, working directly with patients and families facing end of life issues.
  • Completed weekly home visits to counsel patients on the medical prognosis, family and end of life issues.
  • Assess coping, provide teaching and supportive counseling to patients and families around end of life issues.
  • Provided crisis intervention and support with end of life issues and referred to hospice services as needed.
  • Conducted assessments, linked to community resources and helped patients and families address end of life issues.
  • Assist patients with completing health care directives and contemplating end of life issues, including hospice referrals.
  • Developed a plan of care for each patient to ensure end of life issues were addressed.
  • Assess needs and provide support to patient and family as they resolve end of life issues.
  • Provided in home therapy for clients and families, focusing on end-of-life issues and advance directives.
  • Educated patients and families on end of life issues and provided support through the grief/loss process.
  • Provide direct social work services to clients and their families who are experiencing end-of life issues.
  • Provide therapeutic intervention services to patients and their families dealing with end of life issues.
  • Provide ongoing education and support regarding end-of-life issues and death, dying and bereavement.

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32. Domestic Violence

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Here's how Domestic Violence is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided women Patients with information pertaining to Domestic Violence issues/ questions.
  • Provide domestic violence education and training to physicians in outpatient clinic.
  • Linked women who experienced domestic violence to community services
  • Perform domestic violence assessments and referrals.
  • Facilitated weekly support group for women impacted by domestic violence and a group for parents who had recently lost a child.
  • Assess patient's identified as rape victims or victims of domestic violence and make referrals to appropriate agencies.
  • Conduct emergency room evaluations of patients who present with emotional trauma such as rape or domestic violence.
  • Lead investigations for emergency room admissions related to domestic violence, sex abuse and elder abuse.
  • Provide counseling and community resources to Patients who are hospitalized as a result of domestic violence.
  • Assisted with patient advocacy as needed and presented domestic violence portion of hospitals new employee orientation.
  • Provide services to sexual assault survivors, domestic violence survivors, and DCFS related cases.
  • Employed as social worker in rural hospital for Native Americans and in domestic violence shelter.
  • Conducted sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent crime assessments.
  • Conducted a domestic violence survey with women for further research.
  • Provide assistance with domestic violence screening and referrals.
  • Provided brief strength-based interventions to women experiencing domestic violence, post-partum depression, and traumatic health diagnosis.
  • Interviewed Patients to compose Psychosocial Assessments including Risk Assessment, suicide thoughts, Domestic Violence, Anxiety and Depression.
  • Coordinated and supervised a domestic violence outcome study by completing a six and twelve month follow up study.
  • Identify areas of risk such as drug and alcohol use,child/domestic violence and compliance issues.
  • abuse, neglect, domestic violence, police involvement) and develop safety plans Provide legal advocacy

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33. Family Meetings

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Here's how Family Meetings is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Coordinated and facilitated interdisciplinary family meetings.
  • Facilitated family meetings with team as needed to assist with decision-making and supported nursing staff with non-compliant family members.
  • Facilitate family meetings, provide supportive therapy, and engaged patients in adjustment counseling when indicated.
  • Facilitate family meetings focusing on patient prescribed medical treatment plan, medical diagnosis and anticipated outcomes.
  • Coordinate and facilitate family meetings with patient, family and multidisciplinary staff as deemed appropriate.
  • Participated in and contributed to interdisciplinary care rounds, family meetings, and departmental meetings.
  • Facilitate family meetings in the discussion of stratification and patient plan of care during hospitalization.
  • Facilitated family meetings to assure patient and family understanding of care plan.
  • Attended and facilitated family meetings regarding end of life services available.
  • Lead family meetings to provide support around mental health/housing/behavioral needs.
  • Facilitated patient care conferences and family meetings with multidisciplinary team.
  • Facilitated family meetings to discuss Palliative/Hospice care.
  • Facilitated chronic illness groups and family meetings.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team and family meetings.
  • Facilitate family meetings and care conferences.
  • Initiate and facilitate family meetings.
  • Facilitated physician and family meetings.
  • Provided individual and family mental health counseling as needed and facilitate family meetings as requested to discuss long-term care for patients.
  • Provide patient education on subjects related to psycho social adjustment to medical illness, individually and in patient and family meetings.
  • Arranged and facilitated family meetings; provided brief counseling and education to patients and families regarding medical and mental health diagnoses.

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34. Veterans

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Here's how Veterans is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitated family counseling, crisis intervention, and assessments of specials population including geriatrics, homeless and substance abusing veterans.
  • Facilitated family and individual therapy, provided financial and housing advice to veterans, prepared daily reports and psycho-social assessments.
  • Attended interdisciplinary treatment team meetings in order to ensure that veterans received the best most comprehensive care available
  • Coordinated transportation and assist veterans in securing additional information through referral to both VA and/or community resources.
  • Provided case management for Veterans and their families which included weekly individual psychotherapy and group therapy.
  • Assist patient/family and staff in utilizing community resources including Military checklist and connection to Veterans Affairs.
  • Conducted Interdisciplinary Team Meetings that provided consultation and advocacy for Veterans to medical health teams.
  • Provided emotional and psychological support and crisis intervention to veterans and their families.
  • Facilitated weekly group psychotherapy for veterans in a residential substance abuse treatment program.
  • Provided support to veterans and notify local Veterans Administration office if needed.
  • Guided families in understanding the application process for Medicaid and Veterans Benefits.
  • Coordinated case management for Veterans in conjunction with other community agencies.
  • Provided weekly individual psychotherapy and group therapy for Veterans and families.
  • Arranged accommodations for homeless veterans at local homeless shelters.
  • Facilitated mental wellness groups with inpatient veterans.
  • Conducted outpatient supportive therapy for female veterans.
  • Provided counseling to both veterans and caregivers.
  • Conducted discharge planning: meet with patient, families, and medical providers to determine the discharge needs of hospitalized veterans.
  • Presented grief, bereavements and hospice topics to large audiences (Hampton Roads Veterans Community Partnership, Cancer Care Foundation).
  • Developed recommendations to Elderly Protective Services, Police Departments, Veterans Affairs and Courts serving the best interest of the patient.

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35. RN

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Here's how RN is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Worked with a complex interdisciplinary team facilitating treatment for patients on medical floors including oncology, dialysis, cardiac and maternity.
  • Facilitated meetings between families, patients and community organizations to find alternative resources for continuity of care of patient.
  • Developed a substantial association of in hospital and external hospital connections by participating in in-services and professional networking activities.
  • Assist in coordinating behavioral health education for Kern Medical Center Primary Care providers and contract clinic providers.
  • Complete Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders, Medical/Power of Attorney and other legal documents with patients and family members.
  • Initiated alternative placements for patients into nursing homes, personal care homes/assisted living and rehab facilities.
  • Established trusting relationship with doctors that enables quick discharge of Medicare population to alternative facilities.
  • Identify family dynamics and communication patterns and involve the family/significant other in plan of care.
  • Coordinate post-rehabilitation placements by conducting family meetings and working with and updating external case managers.
  • Provided individual and family counseling to facilitate coping with medical/health issues of concern.
  • Developed/facilitated 4 session educational presentations for seniors on KP Services and community/governmental resources.
  • Determined, prioritized, provided and/or arranged for needed internal and external services/interventions.
  • Handled and recorded concerns and complaints pertaining to facility services and operations.
  • Worked as a caseworker in a team-based approach on maternity and oncology units
  • Interviewed and assessed parents and/or guardians of children with non-accidental trauma concerns.
  • Assisted with legal/financial concerns including Advance Health Care Directives and final arrangements.
  • Provided briefings to management concerning adult day service social work activities.
  • Maintained positive and collaborative working relationships with internal and external staff.
  • Developed multidisciplinary team: Medical Director, RN and supportive therapies.
  • Executed appropriate assessments as directed by Tennessee law concerning patients.

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36. IDT

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Here's how IDT is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Facilitated with interdisciplinary team (IDT) to optimize resident/patient care.
  • Collaborated with other professionals during IDT (interdisciplinary team).
  • Attend IDT meetings several times a week pertaining to Patients on case load with input and advocating for their individual needs.
  • Attended Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings and participated in the development and modification of the Plan of Care.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team (IDT) meeting to establish, review and revise the patient plan of care.
  • Develop, implement, educate IDT of, and track Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) projects.
  • Attended semi-monthly IDT meetings; assisted with transfer and/or discharge planning to include SNF, AL, Hospice room.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary (IDT) patient care conferences, care plan meetings, team and family meetings.
  • Participated in the interdisciplinary team (IDT) initial assessments, care planning and ongoing re-evaluation of participants.
  • Completed Advance Directives, psycho-social assessments, held discharge planning with families and facilitated behavior meetings with IDT.
  • Participate and lead members of IDT team for coordination of care and discharge or long term care planning.
  • Develop plans of care with the IDT, primary physician, medical director and nurse case manager.
  • Attended IDT Care Plan meetings to ensure continuum of care and support for both client and caregiver.
  • Attended unit based IDT meetings two times per week to review new patients and pending discharges.
  • Communicated with all disciplines within the IDT to realize the best care for patient and family.
  • Coordinated IDT conference schedule for family to meet IDT members involved in patient's care.
  • Complete and maintain daily progress notes, IDT reports, assessments, and discharge summaries.
  • Participated in the development, revision and completion of the IDT plan of care.
  • Work with IDT Team, Administration, and Families for discharge and safety planning
  • Coordinate care plan with Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) on a weekly basis.

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37. Medical Care

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Here's how Medical Care is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Assisted patients and families with personal and environmental difficulties which predisposed illness or interfered with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care.
  • Negotiated with health insurance liaison regarding medical care coverage.
  • Assist newly diagnosed clients with: applications for eligible insurance programs, access to medical care, and access to medications.
  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care and discharge planning.
  • Develop, implement and monitor individualized medical care coordination plans in accordance to HFS and Public Health Office for each participant.
  • Functioned as an integral part of the medical care team, communication with all levels of that care team daily.
  • Provide an array of clinical social work services to patients and their families in conjunction with a primary medical care provider
  • Worked closely with all members of the medical care team to meet the needs of patients and their families.
  • Serve as lead social worker at the county's public health clinic to assist clients with medical care coordination.
  • Empower client's family in making sound decisions regarding medical care and assist in follow through of doctors recommendations.
  • Facilitated communication between patients, families and treatment teams and advocated for patient input regarding their own medical care.
  • Assisted patients in obtaining necessary entitlements with regard to shelter, medical care, food stamps and government subsidies.
  • Assisted patients in fully utilizing their medical care and provided them with the tools to optimally function upon discharge.
  • Assist patients with benefit management to promote ongoing access to medical care; provide referrals to community based agencies.
  • Assist patients in meeting their bio-psycho-social needs in conjunction with medical care to achieve their optimal level of health.
  • Completed daily utilization reviews on current patients, in order to ensure adequate provision of medical care.
  • Provided social work supportive services to patients and family members in an acute medical care hospital setting.
  • Conducted social work intakes to initiate new and returning patients into medical care at the clinic.
  • Coordinate psychiatric transfers for Patients being discharged from medical care in need of inpatient psychiatric services.
  • Provided direct services along with following medical care plans to meet clients' needs.

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38. Life Care

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Here's how Life Care is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Acted as liaison between families and medical team Assisted families in accessing benefits and community resources Facilitated discussion regarding end-of-life care choices
  • Shared areas of expertise and initiated interdisciplinary referrals including community outreach regarding end of life care issues.
  • Provision of end-of-life care and education; facilitation of discussions regarding end-of-life care and decision making.
  • Practiced patient/family centered social work by assisting the patient/client to identify needs/problems/goals regarding end- of-life care.
  • Facilitated patient/family dialogue regarding medical, financial and legal planning for end-of-life care.
  • Coordinated end-of-life care for terminally ill patients as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Participated in multidisciplinary family meetings regarding end of life care.
  • Provided consultation regarding optimal quality end-of-life care.
  • Coordinated/managed palliative/end of life care committee.
  • Educate regarding end of life care, death and dying, advance directives, community resources and offer guidance to families.
  • Engage and facilitate clients and their families in non-directive discussions regarding advance care planning, values clarification and life care planning.
  • Educate patients and caregivers to cultivate coping skills and inform them of various resources, available support, and end-of-life care.
  • Coordinated family meetings with patients and their families that provided education on End of Life care and advance directive planning.
  • Assisted with Medicaid and VA applications, patient placement, funeral planning, and end of life care giving options.
  • Educated new employees, interns, and existing staff about the necessity of social work interventions in end-of-life care.
  • Completed in home intake interviews and ongoing counseling to patients and families during end of life care for grief.
  • Provide bereavement and grief support for patients and family during end of life care and post death.
  • Complete intake and orientation of patients and families to general inpatient unit for end of life care.
  • Conduct informational meetings and assessments with patients and families pertaining to their medical diagnosis and end-of-life care.
  • Attend care plan meetings, assist with Advanced Directives; assist with end of life care arrangement.

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39. MDS

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Here's how MDS is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Conduct quarterly interviews with residents including psycho-social evaluations and MMSE when required, complete appropriate sections of MDS assessment.
  • Attended care conference, MDS, Utilization review, family nights, and resident's conference meetings.
  • Completed assessments, MDS documentation, family and team conferences, and counseling on Transitional Care Unit.
  • Provided counseling, completed social/MDS assessments and developing discharge plans with patients in the Skilled Nursing Unit.
  • Assisted RN Care Managers with completion of MDS forms, PASSAR and MED applications.
  • Conduct Admission Assessments, Discharge Assessments, and MDS assessments per regulations.
  • Completed MDS assessments to ensure proper evaluation and care of clients.
  • Completed MDS assessments in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Coordinated MDT team reviews and completed MDS assessments quarterly.
  • Complete MDS assessments and write care plans.
  • Maintained and updated MDS ensuring Medicare compliance.
  • Case Manager and completion of MDS assessment.
  • Performed MDS assessments and data entry.
  • Performed and Submitted MDS Assessments6.
  • Prepare MDS 2.0 quarterly evaluations.
  • Completed sections of MDS tool.
  • Complete mood section of MDS's.
  • complete MDS 3.0 with residents, admission paperwork, discuss placement issues with resident and family members.
  • Complete psychosocial assessments and MDS interviews, which identify; social, emotions, psychological needs.
  • Participated in utilization review meetings; completed Social Services sections of MDSs.

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40. Funeral Planning

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Here's how Funeral Planning is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Displayed ability to communicate in sensitive areas, as well as provided emotional support when assisting patients/families with funeral planning.
  • Assisted patients/families/caregivers with long term care facility placement, funeral planning, and hospital discharge planning procedures when needed.
  • Assist patients in implementing advanced directives and funeral planning, assist patient and family in navigating medical systems.
  • Assisted with navigating insurance paper and future planning including Advanced Directives and funeral planning.
  • Provided assistance with funeral planning and preparation for end-of-life including fiscal, legal, and health care decisions and directives.
  • Counseled patients and families to help them overcome challenges in lifestyle adjustments, funeral planning and other death planning.
  • Assisted with disability claims, community resources, advanced directives, funeral planning, discharge planning for family members.
  • Assist patient s families with funeral planning, advanced care planning, fiscal, legal and health care decisions.
  • Assist in completion of advance directives, POLST, mortuary arrangements, funeral planning and facility placement.
  • Assisted patients with funeral planning, completing advanced directives, and provided guidance regarding power of attorney.
  • Address funeral planning issues and transfer of responsibility regarding fiscal, legal and health care decisions.
  • Provided resources and information related to fiscal, legal, health care and funeral planning.
  • Assist with insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid paperwork and with funeral planning.
  • Educate and assist with completion of Advance Directives and Funeral Planning.
  • Assist patient/family with funeral planning issues.
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments and provided guidance in advanced directives and funeral planning.
  • Assisted patients/families with end of life planning ie: advance directives, funeral planning.
  • Educated patients and families on Resuscitation Orders, Funeral Planning, and Healthcare Proxies.
  • Provided psychosocial assessments, bereavement /supportive/crisiscounseling for terminally ill patients and families Provided assistance with completion of Advanced Directives, funeral planning

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41. SNF

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Here's how SNF is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • 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.
  • Assisted with community resources, short-term therapy, SNF/Assisted Living placement, and Hospice referrals as appropriate.
  • Assist with Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and Assisted Living Facility (ALF) placement.
  • Lead complex case calls including representatives from the hospital, clinic, SNF and home health.
  • Facilitated discharge planning to SNF, B and C, Home or appropriate level of care.
  • Assist with placement to SNF or AL, and make referrals to other agencies.
  • Coordinate discharge planning to SNF, LTAC, Acute Rehab, and Hospice.
  • Conducted assessments for oncology, cardiac care, inpatient psychiatric and SNF units.
  • Filled out Long-term Medicaid Applications for Long-term Care to facilitate SNF Placement.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) placement - PASRR compliant.
  • Coordinate referral and admission to SNF facilities and hospice programs.
  • Created and implemented VA pension process for long-term SNF patients
  • Implemented and participated in POLST study in SNF.
  • Case Manager for Rehab and SNF Unit.
  • Discharge Planning, rehab/SNF placements.
  • Assist with discharge planning: SNF, AFH, IP psych, and respite care.
  • Arranged patient transitions to ALF, SNF, rehab, etc.
  • Master's level internship in acute care, rotation in SNF; followed by per diem employment in acute care hospital.

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42. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Collaborate with families and insurance companies to maximize cost-effectiveness and efficacy of insurance coverage and supportive resources.
  • Performed utilization review and clinical updates to insurance companies to authorize payment for hospital stay.
  • Provide clinical information to insurance companies to ensure that appropriate payment is provided to hospital.
  • Contacted insurance companies as needed in order to obtain approvals for treatment and rehabilitation coverage.
  • Coordinate with insurance companies to obtain necessary authorizations for specified level of care post discharge.
  • Collaborated with insurance companies to obtain needed authorizations for patient services/care in the community.
  • Interfaced with insurance companies to obtain authorization numbers for placement and transportation.
  • Contacted insurance companies to obtain insurance benefit information and authorization for services.
  • Contacted insurance companies for behavioral health admissions and authorizations.
  • Provided insurance companies information about patients discharge.
  • Coordinate coverage/care with insurance companies.
  • Provided Patient Advocacy services within the hospital/dialysis clinic, with insurance companies, and in the community.
  • Collaborated with Medicare, Medicaid, HMO's and private insurance companies to coordinate patient care services.
  • Advocated with insurance companies for longer stays and payment of extra services for patients with special needs.
  • Coordinated all services including schooling, referrals, discharges, medical authorization through insurance companies.
  • Advocated on patients' behalves to insurance companies, nursing homes, and hospital departments.
  • Coordinated patients care while in rehab and worked with insurance companies and community agencies.
  • Interfaced with insurance companies and acted as an advocate on behalf of patients.
  • Work with insurance companies in obtaining authorizations for skilled care when needed.
  • Negotiated with insurance companies to ensure quality and continuity of care.

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43. HIV

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Here's how HIV is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Participated in weekly interdisciplinary team meetings designed to target the specialized needs of patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.
  • Educated individuals about available community resources, social security/Medi-Cal systems, and HIV/AIDS disease process and prevention.
  • Provided comprehensive medical social work assistance for HIV positive clients, and general elderly population.
  • Developed an HIV testing protocol offering emotional support and education to inpatients undergoing HIV testing.
  • Facilitated community-based HIV/AIDS group therapy to adults struggling with living with an infectious disease.
  • Administer HIV testing for members of the community using Stage-based Behavioral Counseling.
  • Provided case management services for HIV-affected individuals and families.
  • Functioned as Behavioral Health Consultant as part of medical team and social work team in Joint Commission accredited HIV specialty clinic.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for a diverse and highly vulnerable client population often paralyzed by the stigma that still surrounds HIV/AIDS.
  • Hosted and attended community fairs advocating for testing and the importance of getting into care to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
  • Arranged for the transfer of patients to skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric facilities, HIV/AIDS facilities, and shelters.
  • Direct and indirect counseling services to hematology, oncology, and HIV patients, many of whom were terminal.
  • Provide support during notification of new HIV/AIDS diagnosis, provide education of diagnosis as well as community resource linkage.
  • Assisted with accessing resources and provided referrals to outside agencies that serve the GLBT and HIV positive community.
  • Coordinated and provided community-based HIV/AIDS group therapy to adults struggling with living with the stigma of HIV/AIDS.
  • Work closely with AIDS Service and Community Based Organizations that provide services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Provision of treatment adherence counseling to ensure readiness for, and adherence to, complex HIV/AIDS treatments.
  • Provide social work services for emergency, telemetry, oncology, HIV, renal and elderly patients.
  • Educate patients on the importance of adherence to their HIV medical care and mental health treatment.
  • Serve as primary social work to pediatric HIV+ patients up to age 25 and their families.

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44. Funeral Services

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Here's how Funeral Services is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Coordinated adoption services, hospital transfers, and funeral services for unfunded patients.
  • Assisted patient and family with funeral services.

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45. Family Dynamics

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Here's how Family Dynamics is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Contribute to Hospice Interdisciplinary Care Team by consistently offering observations and insights into family dynamics and coping mechanisms.
  • Referred patients to Adult Protective Services if appropriate Provided supportive counseling intervention and assessment of family dynamics.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team and provide insights regarding patient and family dynamics.
  • Acted as resource for staff and volunteers with understanding family dynamics and the impact of impending loss on their family system.
  • Educate staff, member, family and community on stages of grief, loss, family dynamics and role change.
  • Provide counseling and support to individuals and families regarding end of life decision making and its effects on family dynamics.
  • Conducted psycho-social assessments of patients and their families regarding their home situation, prior health histories, and family dynamics.
  • Support provided in the areas of emotional, financial, career, family dynamics and lifestyle adjustments.
  • Assess and assist with family dynamics.
  • Assessed patient's family dynamics.
  • Completed psychosocial assessments and evaluated clients and their family dynamics in home environments.
  • Counseled individuals and families relating to family dynamics, End of Life Option Act, dying, and loss.
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments to identify adaptive and maladaptive coping skills, family dynamics, potential safety risks, and bereavement needs.
  • Work in collaboration with multiple disciplines related to family dynamics, relationships, adjustment problems and complicated community referrals.

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46. Alzheimer

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Here's how Alzheimer is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Educated patient and family members regarding disease progression and management, cognitive degeneration and FDA approved medications for Alzheimer's/Dementia.
  • Coordinated and facilitated Alzheimer Support Group for family members of residents.
  • Case Management/Alzheimer's Unit/Support Group facilitator/Treatment team planning
  • Co-facilitated Alzheimer & Dementia support group.
  • Worked with Alzheimer s Disease/dementia patients on a daily basis at skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facility memory care units.
  • Developed and completed psycho-social assessments and Care Plans for general and Alzheimer's population: approximate caseload of 70 members.
  • Worked within a multidisciplinary team to assess patients for Alzheimer's and connect families with available resources in the community.
  • Licensed Social Worker Worked as social worker in a Long-term care facility and dealt specifically with Alzheimer's.
  • Developed and maintained an extensive functional knowledge of all medical and legal aspects related to Alzheimer's clients.
  • Provided psycho social and resource assessment services to incoming patients in the general and Alzheimer care unit.
  • Worked in Alzheimer's unit and rehab, admissions and assisted within entire nursing home and assisted living
  • Arranged community supportive resources and made referrals for Psychiatric, Alzheimer's, Hospice Care needs.
  • Provided brief consultations to patients with ALS, Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Memory Disorders.
  • Work closely with patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Cancer, COPD and other illnesses.
  • Provide education to the Bakersfield community on the topic of Alzheimer's and dementia
  • Educated staff and caregivers on Alzheimer and dementia disease and care issues/concerns.
  • Provided Alzheimer's support group to staff and patient's families.
  • Pushed Alzheimer's initiatives through community liaisons and State Legislators.
  • Organized group work with Alzheimer's and Dementia population.
  • Facilitated support monthly groups for caregivers of Alzheimer's.

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47. Chronic Illnesses

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Here's how Chronic Illnesses is used in Medical 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.
  • 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.
  • Facilitated a women's safe haven group that aided residents coping with chronic illnesses, anxiety, and grief.

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48. DNR

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Here's how DNR is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided help with decision making on DNR/POA/funeral arrangements.
  • Provided education to patients and their caregivers regarding legal documentation such as living wills, DNR's, and medical power-of-attorney.
  • Attended at death when requested by family members; supported DNR decisions, final arrangements and bereavement visits.
  • Help families prepare for end of life through supporting decisions on DNR, POA, and funeral arrangements.
  • Complete and educate various aspects of treatment such as consents, revocation, DNR, etc.
  • Assisted patients and family with the formulation of advanced directives, DNR's and funeral arrangements.
  • Participate in Critical Care Committee, Decedent Affairs Committee, DNR committee and Donor Collaborative Committee.
  • Assist patient and family with DNR, Advanced Directives, and Power of Attorneys.
  • Assist with Advance Directives, Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Medical and Durable Power Attorney.
  • Obtained and completed consent, confidential information, Advance Directive and DNR forms.
  • Collaborate with medical team to facilitate discussion of DNR policy and Advance Directives.
  • Assisted with establishment of DNR, Advance Directives and/or HCPOA.
  • Assisted with advanced directives and DNR.
  • Assisted with HCP, POA, DNR, MOLST form and Advanced Directives.
  • Assisted with legal forms such as DNR, MDPOA, and AD.
  • Initiate and Assist Patient and Family with End-of-Life Advance Care Planning (DNR, Durable Power of Attorney, etc.
  • Educate families and residents of advanced directives such as DNR, Healthcare proxy and living will.
  • Assist patients and families with completing DNR and POA paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate DNRs, living wills and medical insurance claims.
  • Assess immediate and long term needs including placement options, establishing POAs, living wills, and DNRs.

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49. APS

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Here's how APS is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Provided CPS/APS referrals based on assessments/interviews/observations.
  • 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.
  • Assist in preventing relapse or morbidity in conditions that tend to recur over time.
  • Provide referrals to housing, long term care, immigration assistance, and APS.
  • Screen for abuse, DV, and neglect and refer to CPS/APS as appropriate.
  • Monitor LTC Residents Funds, MDS/RAPS/Care Plan, Service needs, Safety and Security.
  • Report cases to CPS and APS as Patients present with suspected abuse and/or neglect.
  • Case coordination with DCFS, APS, family conferences, grief work with families.
  • Report neglect and or abuse to ACS/APS when abuse or neglect is suspected.
  • Assess for discharge safety concerns and report to APS and CPS when appropriate.
  • Completed nursing home placements, APS reports and other necessary referrals.
  • Completed APS/CPS Reports and assisted with an investigation as needed.
  • File APS and CPS reports as mandated by the State.
  • Provide all discharge planning and case management service to patients, while focusing on advocacy , emotional support and relapse prevention/planning.
  • Collaborate and educate team members to ensure appropriate psychosocial interventions/staff support to process referrals, i.e., CPS/APS/Ombudsman, etc.
  • Document on Kaiser online medical record system, Health Connect Make mandated DCFS and APS reports as necessary
  • Initiated APS and CPS referrals in regards to abuse and neglect post discharge.

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50. Physical Condition

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Here's how Physical Condition is used in Medical Social Worker jobs:
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess their needs.
  • Collaborated with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical and physical condition and to assess client needs.
  • Pair up with other professionals to measure the patients' medical or physical conditions to assess their needs.
  • Work in collaboration with other healthcare providers to evaluate the medical and physical condition of the patient.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Medical Social Worker

Intake Assessments16.3%
Treatment Plans14.8%
Patient Care11.3%
Community Resource Referrals8.8%
Hospice7.7%
Crisis Intervention7.3%
Social Workers4.7%
Anticipatory Grief4.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Medical Social Worker

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Intake Assessments
Intake Assessments
13.6%
13.6%
2
2
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
12.4%
12.4%
3
3
Patient Care
Patient Care
9.5%
9.5%
4
4
Community Resource Referrals
Community Resource Referrals
7.3%
7.3%
5
5
Hospice
Hospice
6.4%
6.4%
6
6
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
6.1%
6.1%
7
7
Social Workers
Social Workers
3.9%
3.9%
8
8
Anticipatory Grief
Anticipatory Grief
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
Community Resources
Community Resources
2.8%
2.8%
10
10
Health Care
Health Care
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
Emergency Room
Emergency Room
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Medical Professionals
Medical Professionals
1.8%
1.8%
14
14
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
1.8%
1.8%
15
15
Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Terminal Illness
Terminal Illness
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Support Groups
Support Groups
1%
1%
18
18
ICU
ICU
1%
1%
19
19
Durable Medical Equipment
Durable Medical Equipment
1%
1%
20
20
Bereavement Support
Bereavement Support
0.9%
0.9%
21
21
Support Services
Support Services
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
Child Abuse
Child Abuse
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Appropriate Referrals
Appropriate Referrals
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Emotional Factors
Emotional Factors
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
Oncology
Oncology
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Hospital Staff
Hospital Staff
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Counsel
Counsel
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
MSW
MSW
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Life Issues
Life Issues
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Family Meetings
Family Meetings
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Veterans
Veterans
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
RN
RN
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
IDT
IDT
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Medical Care
Medical Care
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Life Care
Life Care
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
MDS
MDS
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Funeral Planning
Funeral Planning
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
SNF
SNF
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
HIV
HIV
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Funeral Services
Funeral Services
0.3%
0.3%
45
45
Family Dynamics
Family Dynamics
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Alzheimer
Alzheimer
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Chronic Illnesses
Chronic Illnesses
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
DNR
DNR
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
APS
APS
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
Physical Condition
Physical Condition
0.3%
0.3%

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