655 Ashville HWY., Sylva, North Carolina, 28779, United States of America
This position will be a 30 hours per week role, covering two area clinics.
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Use your natural gift of education and persuasion to help patients and their families cope with the effects of kidney disease. Life on dialysis can be a difficult transition for many patients-and you'll be there to support and advocate for them. In this vital role, you will help patients understand their rights and responsibilities, and guide them in managing the physical, mental, emotional and financial demands of End Stage Renal Disease.
The Social Worker (MSW) provides guidance, assessments, support, and information to patients and their families to maximize the psychosocial functioning and adjustment of the patient in chronic kidney disease, including but not limited to recommendations about financial programs, medication assistance programs, vocational rehabilitation programs, transportation resources, mental health and chemical dependency resources, and home health/homemaking agencies. This position reports to the Facility Administrator.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES * Independently handles psychosocial related assessments and recommendations * Completes CMS mandated and social work specific tasks * May consult with MSW II/III for expanded scope of practice * Independently conducts initial patient psychosocial assessment within 30 days of admission, and conducts an independent reassessment within 90 days after the initial assessment * Identifies and develops the treatment and psychosocial goals for an initial plan of care and updates the plan of care as outlined by the clinic's governing body for stable and unstable patients * Identifies, assesses, and documents psychosocial evaluations quarterly and annually; evaluates and monitors ongoing psychosocial issues and patient goals * Conducts, reviews, and assesses quality of life survey results, develops patient goal setting, completes appropriate follow up to analyze patients' plan to improve scores and quality of life. * Counsels new and current patients and families on treatment options and modalities (e.g. transplantation, PD); provides support, information, and assistance in treatment planning; provides assistance to patient and family in adjusting to dialysis and altered lifestyle; provides resource information * Conceptualizes problems, interventions and the evaluation of interventions with respect to human behavior, personality development, and social environment * Complies with state and federal mandatory reporting laws such as Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services * Demonstrate knowledge of government and private insurance programs.
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