Henry Ford Health System Greenfield Health Systems Social Worker Tech.- West Pavilion Incenter Dialysis, Detroit in Detroit, Michigan

General Summary:

  • Assists social work staff in the provision of concrete services to renal patients.

  • Identifies needs of the patient and family and makes referrals to appropriate community agencies and hospital departments.

  • Other duties include maintenance of records and statistical data and the provision of clerical support to the social work staff.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrates team member standards and adheres to diversity principles and expectations including deaf and hard of hearing guidelines.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Assists patients/families with referrals to community agencies and/or other hospital departments for such concerns as transportation arrangements, outpatient nursing home placements, billing/insurance inquiries and utilities.

 Acts as a liaison between patients and various community agencies/hospital departments.

 Maintains and updates files on available resources.

 May assist in the determination and arrangement of emergency appointments for patients who are in crisis situations.

 Maintains social work records in accordance with established guidelines.

 Assists in the compilation of statistical information concerning patient population and/or social work functions as appropriate.

 Provides clerical support to social work staff as necessary (i.e., filing, xeroxing).

 Records own activities as necessary in order to ensure accountability.

 Travel to satellite units as required.

 Demonstrate willingness and ability to function consistently as a team

member, positively contributing on a daily basis to the goals and

of the dialysis program as appropriate to the scope of position.

 Demonstrate willingness and ability to work effectively in a complex

and changing environment.

 Demonstrate willingness and ability to effectively relate in an organizationally acceptable manner to team members, patients, and other customers in a diverse environment.

 Demonstrate a caring and compassionate manner toward the patients and their family members that are a part of the dialysis program.

 Complete all required and assigned in-services and online education and

demonstrate incorporation of the teaching/learning as appropriate to position.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of one year experience in health care environment.

  • Ability to analyze pertinent patient information in order to refer patients to appropriate agencies/departments.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work with a wide range of patients, families, multidisciplinary hospital staff and individuals from community agencies.

  • Organizational skills required to manage a high-volume workload.

    Overview

    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.

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