MCG Health System Social Worker III in Augusta, Georgia
Social Worker III
Augusta University Medical Center
6100 Social Service
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Basic Function: The Social Worker assesses the psychosocial needs of the assigned patients/families, coordinating a plan for discharge that meets the unique needs of the patient and his / her family. The Social Worker participates in the interdisciplinary planning process and coordinates post-hospital care, to include long term placement, durable medical equipment and supplies, as well as other resources necessary for the patient/family, to provide a timely and successful discharge, effective use of community resources in order to integrate care, improve quality of care, and decrease costs and utilization.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Masters degree in Social Work. Health care experience or previous work in a hospital setting highly desired. Experience with coordinating services for post-discharge care highly desired. Must possess a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification. Excellent assessment and interviewing skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Strong Organizational skills; Ability to work independently and in team setting; Basic keyboard and computer skills required.
Two to three years post Masters degree experience preferred. Previous experience working with nursing home placements, Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS), and community resources. Knowledge and experience with Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and hospital discharge planning.
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