LHC Group Social Worker - Home Health - PRN in Lakeside Park, Kentucky

Overview:

PRN Home Health Social Worker - Lifeline of N. KY in Florence/Newport/Covington, KY. Joint Commission accredited.

LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. More than 60 leading hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because our 11,000 employees in 25 states are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

The Social Worker in Home Health assists patients and families in coping with problems resulting from severe or long-term illness, and with difficulties in recovery and rehabilitation. The Social Worker will assess, diagnose, and treat patients, mental and social conditions, counsel individuals and|or families, and update case records. The licensed social worker with a baccalaureate degree performs these functions under the supervision of the licensed master's degreed social worker.

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Responsibilities:

Essential Functions

  • Assists the patient, significant others, physician, and health care team staff to understand significant personal, emotional, environmental, and social factors and difficulties related to the patient's health problems; which interfere with maximizing the benefit of medical services and the plan of care.

  • Contributes as a health care team member to the development of comprehensive, integrated treatment plans for patients.

  • Instructs health care team members on community resources available to assist patients.

  • Plans for continuity of care with hospitals and community agencies.

  • Assesses, diagnoses, and treats social and emotional factors related to patient's illness to determine ability to cope with daily living problems.

  • Assists the patient and significant others to understand, accept, follow, and implement medical recommendations.

  • Assists the patient and significant others in utilizing community resources which will help the patient to achieve and maintain optimal functioning.

  • Identifies gaps in community resources and stimulates resource development and/or improvement.

  • Visits patient according to Plan of Treatment; completes a progress note for each visit; and submits progress notes to the agency on an at least weekly basis.

  • Participates in staff conferences and committees as necessary.

  • Attends two in-services yearly.

  • Provides in-service to agency staff yearly.

  • Sends the physician a written summary report on patient's condition at least every 60 days.

Qualifications:

Education Requirements

  • Kentucky - Must be currently licensed by the Kentucky Board of Social Work to practice social work in the state of Kentucky and have 1 year of social work experience in a health care setting. Individuals with a master's degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education may practice independently. all other licensed social workers must be supervised by a licensed master's degreed social worker. Must have a current driver's license and vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle. Current CPR certification required.

Requisition ID 2016-6215

Facility Name Lifeline Home Health of Northern Kentucky

Territory Coverage ..

Category CLINICAL

Position Type PRN

Work Schedule Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)