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  • Home Health Medical Social Worker (MSW)

    Job Locations US-CA-National City
    Job ID
    2019-13217
    Job Code
    4470
    Facility
    San Diego Home Health Care
    Category
    Social Services
    Type
    Per Diem
    Shift
    Day
  • Overview

    Covenant Care encompasses three business lines that are an integral part of a patient’s continuum of care and work together to achieve excellence in patient care across California and Nevada:

    • Skilled Nursing, Residential Health Care & Post- Acute facilities
    • Home Health
    • Therapy and Rehabilitation

    We consistently outperform our peers in every CMS 5-Star Quality Measure, out-score our peers in every CMS 5-Star rating, and consistently achieve a 30-Day Readmissions rate lower than our peers.

     

    We are Family Serving Families

     

    Covenant Care is an equal opportunity employer. 


     

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Medical Social Worker (MSW) prepares social histories, assesses patient’s needs, provides social casework to patients and families having difficulty in social functioning primarily as it affects their health, and refers/aids in the referral process to social agencies, and generally serves as a social worker for the Agency.

     

    PRN opportunities available for the general areas of LA MESA and surrounding areas.

     


     

     KEY JOB FUNCTION

    • Provides social casework to individuals and families receiving nursing or other services from the agency in accordance with the physician’s plan of care.
    • Assists the physician and other health care providers in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to the patient’s health problems in order to develop and update the plan of care.
    • Assesses patient/family, and prepares social histories to augment existing service, or uses assessment as a guide in determining or changing level of service.
    • Assesses, when appropriate, a patient/family’s financial situation taking into consideration patient’s prognosis and medical needs, referring to an agency for financial assistance when indicated, interpreting the medical situation to the referring agency, and generally facilitating the process of rehabilitation.
    • Assists patient and family with personal and environmental difficulties that predispose toward illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care or cope with terminal illness.

    Minimum Requirements

    • A master's degree in social work from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

    • One Year experience in a health care setting.

    • Must be licensed in the state of practice.

    Preferred Requirements

    • Experience in home health preferred.

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