Dialysis Social Worker, Contingent

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Behavioral Health
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200762 Requisition #
GENERAL SUMMARY
Responsible for the provision of social work service to renal patients and their families. Will strive to fulfill the organizations mission, values, philosophy and goals. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Conducts initial psychosocial interviews with patients and families in order to assess baseline level of functioning, comprehension of illness and its ramifications, and impact of individual/family history upon current and future psychosocial functioning. 
  • Provides ego-supportive counseling to patients and families in order to maximize ongoing psychosocial functioning. 
  • Provides crisis intervention to patients and families as needed. 
  • Functions as a patient advocate and as a liaison between the patient and multiple care delivery systems. 
  • Assists patients with linkage to hospital and community resources based on needs assessment. 
  • Provides information and referral services as needed.
  • Records psychosocial assessments, update assessments, and progress notes in accordance with established recording guidelines. 
  • Participates in comprehensive inter-disciplinary team (IDT) patient care meetings with appropriate documentation on IDT assessment and plan of care. 
  • Participates in unit quality improvement meetings and activities. 
  • Participates in professional development activities, such as attending social work meetings, relevant conferences, professional memberships and professional reading. 
  • Demonstrates professional judgment in assessing unit dynamics and responds in a manner that will contribute to smooth functioning of the unit; knows when to confront or be supportive.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively to staff, management and/or medical personnel. 
  • Reports to Senior Social Worker/Social Work Manager. 
  • Communicates with the multi-disciplinary team members in order to provide quality care to the renal population. 
  • Works closely with other unit social workers to facilitate patient transfer and information flow between units in order to develop appropriate patient care plans. 
  • Provide necessary information to the social work technician in order to efficiently and effectively provide concrete services to the renal population.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Masters of Social Work degree required, ACSW and previous experience in health care setting preferred. 
  • Licensed/Certificate to practice in the State where applicable.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • May be subject to hazardous waste and materials.

    Overview

       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.

     Benefits

       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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