Completes social service assessment upon admission while immediately focusing on discharge planning and follow-up care. Individual, group and family therapy, education, and plan of care will be ongoing throughout the continuum of care. This position participates in a multidisciplinary palliative care team. Completes and updates medical records pertaining to case management and authorizations.
Drives the psychosocial assessment in identified time frame and immediately begins discharge planning upon admission.
Directs daily individual, group and family therapy according to the unit/program schedule.
Coordinates discharge planning arrangements to skilled nursing, residential and rehabilitation facilities, while completing all required documentation.
Updates relevant patient information within medical record on a daily basis to assist treatment team in coordinating care plan.
Joins with other disciplines, reviews comprehensive patient/ family treatment plan.
Collaborates with physicians and other health care professional regarding patient plan of care and intermediate care goals within proposed time line.
Reviews and evaluates discharge planning on all clients while scheduling follow-up appointments.
Interview patient / family members, obtain a complete initial social history.
Performs all other duties according to entity policies/procedures as assigned.
Masters Social Work (MSW) or other related field.
1 to 3 years of experience.
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Wentzville has been providing high-quality health care to residents in Lincoln, Montgomery, western St. Charles, and Warren counties since 1987. It offers comprehensive behavioral health services to seniors, adults and adolescents in our 77-bed inpatient unit, including a unit for developmentally disabled patients. This facility offers 24-hour emergency services that offers fast, high-quality care, and is able to see nine out of 10 patients in fewer than 30 minutes. Other outpatient services include imaging, laboratory, pulmonology and diagnostics.
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