Social Worker - Mental Health

Role Purpose:
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.
Minimum Qualifications:
Masters Social Work (MSW) or other related field.
1 to 3 years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
About SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain opened in 1918 as Audrain Medical Center. Today, the 89-bed community hospital offers a range of services including emergency care, cardiology services, medical imaging, men's health services, women and child services, and diabetes education. The hospital features the J.B. & Greta B. Arthur Cancer Center, the Jordan-Waters Heart Center and Healthworks Rehabilitation services.

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