The BSW social worker in conjunction and collaboration with MSW/LCSW social workers screens and briefly assesses patients to identify their medical psychosocial and financial needs and appropriate services. Participates in ongoing team huddles with fellow Department of Social Work members to ensure quality of care in case assignment and level of intervention. Refers patients/families with identified social work needs to the MSW or LCSW social worker for comprehensive assessment. Works effectively within an interdisciplinary team model. Provides generalist social work services to patients and their families while maximizing utilization of personal family community and health care resources as related to management of the medical center process and disease continuum. Completes the Uniformed Assessment Instrument (UAI) and other government forms (local state and federal) as appropriate to access available benefits and services for patients. Arranges appropriate services makes referrals to community resources; educates patients and families regarding these resources. With the support of administrative assistant staff and collaboration with colleagues and leadership maintains a directory of current information regarding community resources eligibility requirements.
Internal Number: R0000465
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