Social Workers are not valued
MSW (Former Employee) – TX – June 14, 2017
As an MSW I received the brunt of Medicaid and Advantage Waiver services not being immediate. I was farmed out to other branches without my permission or even being asked. Many, if not most, of the nurses would not provide needed info., return an email, phone call or text. But there were certainly many emails that I was not doing what the nurses felt was needed. The view of Social Workers, as I was told by many nurses, etc. was, "I don't see why we need a Social Worker, nurses can do everything you do." The patients were absolutely wonderful, some of the greatest I've ever seen it my 20 years of practice.
There were a handful of nurses that treated me well and truly cared about patients.