Social Work Intern Behavioral Medicine - Full Time 40 Hours/Week Day Shift - Mt. Clemens
Company: Henry Ford Hospital
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Social Worker Intern is responsible for creating outcomes
for the patient and family by managing complex psychosocial and
economic co-morbidities. Provide education and consultation
regarding resources, collaborate to develop a discharge plan and
facilitate and monitor its implementation. Assist patient/family
adjust to and cope with illness, diagnosis, treatment options and
prognosis. Through advanced practice skills mobilizes resources to
reduce risk, serves as a liaison between the hospital and the
community. In addition offers crisis interventions to
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Psychosocial Assessment and Interventions
- On the basis of preliminary risk screening, assesses patients
and family's psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior
functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support
systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope.
- May appropriately documents in ECIN or the Medical Record those
patients identified as high risk for readmission.
- Intervenes with patients and families regarding emotional,
social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability;
accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet
- Provides intervention in cases involving child abuse/neglect,
domestic violence, elderly abuse, institutional abuse and sexual
- Serves as a resource person and provides counseling and
intervention related to treatment decisions and end-of-life
- Complex Discharge Planning
- Participates in discharge planning activities for complex
patients, in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide
appropriate linkage with post-discharge care providers.
- Deals with families exhibiting complex family dynamics that
impact directly on patient care and discharge.
- Communicates with the healthcare team regarding the discharge
planning status of all patients referred by them.
- Assists RN Case Managers or appropriate team member with
discharge planning activities as requested.
- Provides consultation to RN Case Managers when coordination
with significant or intensive community resources is necessary to
achieve desired treatment outcomes.
- Receives referrals for complex patient problem resolution from
RN Case Managers or care team members.
- Screens and coordinates referrals to the next level of care
i.e.: SNF, LTAC, HHC, Hospice and Rehab.
- Validates discharge criteria for patient and families and
notifies RN Case Managers or appropriate team members of
newly-identified resources or change in previously-identified
- Educates patient/family and physician regarding post-acute
options and addresses issues of choice.
- Identifies the need for and conducts family meetings that
result in informed decisions and other outcomes.
- Patient and Family Support in Legally Complex Cases
Provides intervention in child abuse/neglect, domestic violence,
guardianship (temporary/ permanent), foster care, adoption, mental
health placement, advance directives, adult/elderly abuse, child
protection and sexual assault.
Ensures safe care to patients adhering to policies, procedures,
and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time
management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of
Promotes individual professional growth and development by
meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education, skills
competency, supports department-based goals which contribute to the
success of the organization.
Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to
make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services
within the health care system.
Participates in care conferences and collaborative rounds.
- Actively participates in clinical performance improvement
activities as assigned.
- Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited program
- Ability to interview, assess, organize and problem solve.
- Ability to identify appropriate community resources on assigned
caseload and to work collaboratively with patients, families,
multidisciplinary team and community agencies to achieve desired
- Ability to analyze data. Familiar with PC. Exposure and/or
experience in pre-acute and post-acute care, as well as community
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well
as to develop collaborative relationships with physicians,
families, patients, interdisciplinary team and other community
- Ability to analyze, develop and manage change; to integrate
Continuous Quality Improvement principles for service and
organization work improvements.
- Ability to work with people of all social, economic, and
cultural backgrounds; be flexible, open-minded and adaptable to
- Demonstrates the ability to connect patients and families with
necessary services, both inside and outside the HFHS.
- Maintains a current working knowledge of services available in
the local community, particularly services available to patients
with limited or non-existent payment resources.
- Must demonstrate patience and tact when dealing with patients,
families and other staff.
- LLMSW required
- Must obtain full licensure upon 12 months of completing 4,000
supervised hours in a full time status.
- A limited licensed MSW must practice under direct supervision
of a LMSW. A LLMSW must sit for and pass The State Board after
acquiring 4,000 hours of supervised social work experience. This
previous supervised work experience may be acquired outside of the
Henry Ford Health System.
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