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Medical Social Worker

March 5, 2022 2:57 am

Medical/Healthcare Social Worker Job Responsibilities: 

Are you looking for a career that provides daily challenges and allows you to make a real, lasting difference in the lives of local residents? If so, we want you to join our team of passionate healthcare social workers and use your expertise to provide personalized support to patients of every age. You will have a chance to augment medical care by assisting patients in making positive lifestyle changes and providing resources to encourage emotional growth and stability. We believe that every patient is unique and worthy of compassion and the very best care, so we give our social workers the resources necessary to provide effective support. Join us to begin a meaningful career with outstanding financial benefits and true job satisfaction.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assess each patient’s unique condition, combining data from medical diagnoses, personal interviews and professional knowledge to establish accurate picture of overall mental and emotional health
  • Develop comprehensive plans to help patients adjust to medical diagnoses, including recommending support groups and lifestyle changes, and helping patients transition from hospital care to personal healthcare management
  • Provide necessary support for each patient according to health status, personal strengths and weaknesses, emotional state and additional factors
  • Research local support groups and other resources to determine which ones are right for individual patients, taking into account eligibility requirements and treatment methodologies
  • Evaluate services and resources provided to patients to determine effectiveness, and modify treatment plan and recommendations as necessary
  • Follow up with patients throughout diagnosis, treatment and recovery to determine current state of mental and emotional health, provide required support and create relevant recommendations for changes to lifestyle and diet
  • Maintain current knowledge of local resources and relevant medical research to provide best possible recommendation to patients

Job Skills & Qualifications (Required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or sociology, plus minimum 1 year of clinical work experience
  • Healthcare social work license
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to explain medical concepts to patients in understandable language
  • Compassionate demeanor with patients of all ages and conditions
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

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