• Social Worker (LISW), Home Health

    Job Locations US-OH-Cleveland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/28/2018 2:02 PM)
    ID
    2018-4303
    # of Openings
    1
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio, we are looking for dependable, compassionate people interested in gaining experience and becoming an invaluable resource to our home care organization. VNA of Ohio is now hiring a Licensed Independent Social Worker for our Home Health Med/Surg Group and your qualifications and skill set may be an ideal match for this opportunity.  This position is full time Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     

    As a vital community resource for more than 115 years, VNA of Ohio is the most trusted home health and hospice provider. We serve patients and families in 17 counties throughout Northeast and Mid -Ohio providing care to patients, wherever they call home.

     

    Our compassionate staff of approximately 400 professionals offers unparalleled expertise and experience about the comprehensive medical needs of adults and the aging population.

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary:

    Provides consultation in Home Health relative to psycho-social, financial and related issues. Coordinates necessary services involving other community agencies and services.  May provide direct casework and counseling services.

     

    Essential Functions:

    Illustrative duties may include, but are not restricted to, one or more of the following:

    • Performs (or evaluates) initial assessment to determine social service needs of patient on physician referral.
    • Develops a plan of care that directly stems from a comprehensive social work assessment with goals and appropriate social work interventions in conjunction with physician referral/orders.
    • Provides (or assists in providing) direct social service interventions, including coordinating care plan interventions with other community agencies.
    • Participates in the interdisciplinary team for the development and revisions of the Plan of Care.
    • Re-evaluates and revises Plan of Care, as needed, with physician approval.
    • Completes required documentation, including documenting services provided in the Clinical Record in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrate Social Work Clinical Competencies.
    • Participates in (or provides) in-service programs and other programs and meetings as needed.
    • Participates in interdisciplinary care conferences as needed.
    • Provide social service interventions such as:
      • Offering specific facilitative functions, including but not limited to advocacy for entitlements, mobilization of resources and coordination of medical/community services, assistance with alternative living arrangements.
      • Identify “at risk” situations with appropriate social work interventions and needed community referrals.
      • Facilitate planning for patients when level of care changes (i.e., alternative housing options and community referrals).
      • Provide time limited supportive counseling as outlined in the individualized treatment plan and care givers.
    • Maintain professional competency by participating in professional continuing education; staying informed on new developments and treatment modalities for clinical social work services related to medical/psychiatric patients.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

     

    • Master's degree in Social Worker required
    • 2 years of post Master's experience in a health care setting.
    • Demonstrated competence in medical social work, including the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team approach.
    • Experience working as part of a team and working effectively with persons and communities from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. The ability to work in a complex institutional structure requiring significant collaboration. 
    • Strong planning and organizational skills.  
    • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, within strict time parameters, and with a strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. 
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication.  

     

     

    Required Licenses, Registrations and/or Certifications:

    • LISW required
    • CPR certification is required
    • Valid driver's license

     

    We offer a competitive salary and generous benefit package including medical, dental,

    tuition reimbursement and 403B. You can learn more about VNA of Ohio at www.vnaohio.org.

     

    Interested candidates can apply via our website at www.vnaohio.org/careers  (preferred method) 

    or you can email your resume to Careers@vnaohio.org

     

    VNA of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Work Place.

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