Responsible for providing clinical social work services to patients, families and groups in all hospital areas specific to assignment. Professional services include, but are not limited to bio-psychosocial assessment, brief treatment, crisis intervention, case consultation, patient education, discharge planning, and resource management The clinical social worker is an integral part of the interdisciplinary team, providing mental health expertise, in addition to community outreach, networking and liaison with community programs.
Participates in performance and quality improvement projects.
Demonstrates the ability to provide timely and appropriate assessment, documentation and interventions for patients.
Performs therapeutic intervention in compliance with SMMC Policies & Procedures /NASW ethics code.
Facilitates timely discharge planning and provides appropriate community resources in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Applies basic ethical principles and cultural issues related to end of life; death and dying.