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Social Worker (Home Health)

LHC Group

This is a Full-time position in Louisville, KY posted April 6, 2021.

Company OverviewCaretenders is looking for a Full-Time Social Worker (MSW) to support the Louisville, KY area!The Social Worker (MSW) 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 (MSW) will assess, diagnose, and treat patient’s mental and social conditions, counsel individuals and|or families, and update case records. The licensed social worker with a master’s degree performs these functions under the supervision of the licensed master’s degreed social worker.Caretenders, a part of 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. 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 we are united by a single, shared purpose: It’s all about helping people.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 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.* Provides in-service to agency staff as needed* Sends the physician a written summary report on patient’s condition at least every 60 days* All other duties as assignedEducation & ExperienceEducation Requirements* Master’s Degree from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.* One year of social work experience in a healthcare setting.License Requirements* Current CPR certification.* Current driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and access to a dependable vehicle or public transportation.Additional State Specific Requirements* Licensed as a SocialWorker from the StateBoard of Social Work.

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