DAVITA HEALTHCARE Renal Social Worker in BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Independently handles psychosocial related assessments and recommendations Completes CMS mandated and social specific tasks May consult with MSW II/III for expanded scope of practice. Independently conducts initial patient psychosocial assessment within 30 days of admission, and conducts an independent reassessment within 90 days after the initial assessment. Identifies and develops the treatment and psychosocial goals for an initial plan of care and updates the plan of care as outlined by the clinic's governing body for stable and unstable patients. Identifies, assesses and documents psychosocial evaluations quarterly and annually; evaluates and monitors ongoing psychosocial issues and patient goals. Conducts, reviews and assesses quality of life survey results, develops patient goal setting, completes appropriate follow up to analyze patient's plan to improve scores and quality of life. To be performed periodically -- annually at minimum Communicates with interdisciplinary team regarding patient psychosocial issues affecting treatment and wellbeing. Partners and counsels with the FA to advocate for improving patient care Independently analyzes and provides information and facilities referrals to community, private, state and federal agencies based on psychosocial needs (e.g. financial programs, medication assistance programs, Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, transportation resources, mental health and chemical dependency resources, and home health/homemaking agencies) Counsels new and current patients and families on treatment options and modalities (e.g. transplantation, PD); provides support, information, and assistance in treatment planning; provides assistance to patient and family in adjusting to dialysis and altered lifestyle; provides resource information Conceptualizes problems, interventions and the evaluation of the interventions with respect to human behavior, personality development, and social environment Complies with state and federal mandatory reporting laws such as Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services Demonstrates knowledge of government and private insurance programs Other duties as assigned (A facility may be selected to participate in research studies under the guidance of DaVita Clinical Research. Any clinical or administrative duty required by the study protocol, which is provided during the course of a patient's treatment, is considered an essential duty of the job. ) DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: 1 or more years of experience as a social worker in a healthcare setting preferred Licensed or registered in the state of practice as required by state regulations LGSW, LISW or LICSW required Demonstrated knowledge of government and private insurance programs Basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook as well as functional proficiency with DaVita specific applications within 60 days of employment required. Ability to travel up to 10% of the time depending on business needs ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: ipc.us/t/AF9666FEE4734027