Resource and advocate for Movement Center program’s newly diagnosed and existing patients. Candidate will work closely with patients and families ensuring all medical center and community resources are available on a continuing basis.
- Assesses patient’s social services and discharge planning needs and their ability to provide for those needs following hospitalization.
- Identifies situations indicating possible abuse, dependencies, growth and development problems, and sexual orientation issues and follows up appropriately.
- Provides support to patients and families coping with illness and hospitalization.
- Makes recommendations regarding needs of patients and suggestions for providing more effective comprehensive care and social work services.
- Refers patients to appropriate community agencies for concrete services following discharge.
- Recognizes possible cases of abuse and refers to appropriate agencies for investigation and follows-up as appropriate.
- Documents all assessments, referrals and interventions in the patient’s medical record.
- Maintains monthly statistics with regard to patients served and completes monthly report.
- Receives formal in-service on all CentraState Nursing Care Facilities including Level of Care and admission criteria.
Bachelor’s Social Work Required or BS/BA in Social Work or in the related fields of Guidance and Counseling, Human Services, Marriage and Family Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, and Vocational/Disability Rehabilitation, from an accredited college or university. Internship required.
2 years of Medical Social Work Experience Preferred
Familiarity with chronic illness patients and families, demonstrate ability to utilized community resources.
Licenses and Certifications:
Certified Social Worker / New Jersey Preferred
Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification required. New hires must receive certification within 3 months of hire. Renewal certifications will be completed every 2 years.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Resource Facilitator has background in social work or related field to assist patients in the Movement Program and families with both medical center and community resources. These resources may include mental health resources, respite care, transportation or financial resources, as an example. The individual will be responsible for support groups both virtual and in person. It is the expectation that the individual will identify opportunities to improve the experience of patients and family at CSMC.
Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.
Outpatient office facility with contact consistent to physician office.
Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.
Sitting – Occasionally
Standing/Walking – Frequently
Kneeling/Stooping – Never
Bending/Climbing – Never
Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Never
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Never
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Never
Typing/Filing – Frequently
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
At CentraState, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family! Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.
Additionally, CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.