Bilingual Social Worker, Paterson, NJ - May 22, 2017
At Barnert Subacute Rehab I worked as a bilingual male medical social worker performed daily important role in coordinating patient discharge planning with an interdisciplinary team that most of the time complained during daily meetings about the process of discharges. My typical day at work was assisting patients and families to access in-home health care services and arrange for in-home services. The work culture consisted of medical providers that focus on the patients functional ability to return living in the community. High employee turnover during my time at this facility. Follow-up services referring patients to a wide variety of community social service agencies. Also, the MDS was a major job duty that limits your time with patient and families and all other duties. This was a difficult job due to multiple individuals making it harder to get things done. Not much team work as the bottom line is admissions and discharges due to funding from private and public health insurers that determine the patient’s length of benefits.