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Social Work Intern Behavioral Medicine - Full Time 40 Hours/Week Day Shift - Mt. Clemens

Company: Henry Ford Hospital
Location: Clinton
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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 patient/family.


  1. 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 identified needs.
  • Provides intervention in cases involving child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, elderly abuse, institutional abuse and sexual assault.
  • Serves as a resource person and provides counseling and intervention related to treatment decisions and end-of-life issues.
  1. 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 resources.
  • 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.
  1. 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.

  1. Ensures safe care to patients adhering to policies, procedures, and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice.

  2. 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.

  3. Advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions and access needed services within the health care system.

  4. Participates in care conferences and collaborative rounds.

  5. Actively participates in clinical performance improvement activities as assigned.


  • Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited program required.
  • 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 patient outcomes.
  • Ability to analyze data. Familiar with PC. Exposure and/or experience in pre-acute and post-acute care, as well as community resources.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as to develop collaborative relationships with physicians, families, patients, interdisciplinary team and other community agencies.
  • 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 change.
  • 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.

Keywords: Henry Ford Hospital, Ann Arbor , Social Work Intern Behavioral Medicine - Full Time 40 Hours/Week Day Shift - Mt. Clemens, Other , Clinton, Michigan

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