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Social Worker - Cascadia of Nampa

Company: Cascadia Healthcare
Location: Nampa
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The responsibility of the Social Services is to act as an advocate for the residents. The Social Services protects vulnerable residents and ensure that their best interest is observed an helps them to find remedies to their situation.

Note: All employees of Cascadia Healthcare are required to submit and be cleared to work in the facility per each states specific background check requirements prior to contact with patients/residents.

Qualifications

Education:

* Bachelors or Masters degree in social work preferred.

Licenses/Certification:

* LCSW, LSW, or MSW license preferred but not required.

* Must have a valid drivers license.

Experience:

* Experience in post-acute/ skilled nursing preferred.

Essential Functions

* Assesses the psychosocial status of patients related to the patients illness and environment and communicates findings to the registered nurse.

* Carries out social evaluations and plans person-centered intervention based on evaluation findings.

* Maintains clinical documentation on all patients referred to social work.

* Provides information and coordinates referral services for residents/patients and families/caregivers regarding residents/patients practical and environmental needs.

* Provides information to residents/patients or families/caregivers regarding community agencies and other available services.

* Serves as liaison between residents/patients or families/caregivers and community agencies.

* Maintains collaborative relationships with facility co-workers to support resident/patient care.

* Participates in the development of the total plan of care and case conferences for residents/patients referred to social services, as required.

* Assists physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to residents/patients health problems.

* Establishes behavior monitoring and interventions to provide quality care to resident and reduce/alleviate necessity of medication use.

* Addresses resident behaviors to prevent harm to themselves or others.

* Actively participates in discharge planning and advises on issues relating to residents/patients practical and environmental needs post-discharge.

* Coordinates medication review regimen to determine gradual dose reduction to the lowest possible dose.

Other Functions

* Other duties as delegated by the Chief Nursing Officer and/or the Chief Executive Officer.

Keywords: Cascadia Healthcare, Nampa , Social Worker - Cascadia of Nampa, Other , Nampa, Idaho

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