Masters in Social Work Inpatient
Wenatchee Valley Medical Center - Wenatchee, WA

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JOB TITLE: Social Worker (3003) REVISED: 2010
DEPARTMENT: WVH & Surgery Center REPORTS TO: Area Manager

LOCATION: Wenatchee Valley Hospital OSHA CLASS:
Reviewed: ______________________ Medical Director ___________
Patrice Stevenson, MD W.V. Hospital & Surgery Center (Date)

Reviewed: ______________________ Chairman, Quality Management ___________
Peter Rutherford, MD/Randal Moseley , MD (Date)

Approved: ______________________ Chairman, Board of Directors ___________
David L. Weber, MD (Date)

Date of Implementation: ___ 2/14/91 ______ Dates of Revision: 7/97, 3/98, 8/99, 8/01, 9/04, 4/05, 5/07, 10/25/10

Provides medical social services to restore patients to the highest level of social functioning as possible.

ESSENTIAL: 1. Rehabilitation Center at Wenatchee Valley Hospital
a. Assess social functioning and living situation which existed prior to admission of all patients and evaluate implications for discharge. Identify service gaps that will interfere with patient’s independence.
b. Initiate discharge plan at admission with involvement of patient and family.
c. Compile discharge plan prior to first team meeting and modify as changes occur.
d. Document discharge process in progress notes of medical chart.
e. Provide emotional support for patient and family.
f. Provide information and referral to community agencies based on identified gaps in patient’s ability for self care at home.
g. Facilitate nursing home placement when ordered by physician.
h. Provide counseling when requested by patient or the physician with patient consent.
i. Facilitate weekly team meetings and bring typed list of patients to be reviewed.
j. Schedule and facilitate family conferences.
k. Create and maintain a Quality Assurance program.
l. Facilitate patient and employee support groups as requested.
m. Coordinator for Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
n. Complete and submit IRF PAI patient data to UDSMR organization and provide 90 day post discharge follow-up for UDSMR Quarterly reports.
o. PPS coordination.
p. Ensure paperwork for “ Temporary Pass ” for day and overnight home visits is complete.
q. Create Polar FIM graphic for individual patients and send to referring physician monthly.
r. Print 60% compliance report monthly after all discharges are entered in UDSMR software.
NOTE: Functions of this position listed above are not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other functions that may be deemed necessary by manager.

2. Medical Surgical Unit at Wenatchee Valley Hospital
a. Screen new admits for possible social services needs as outline in Social Services Quality indicators policy.
b. Respond to all referrals from physicians, nursing personnel, family and patients.
c. Coordinator for Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
3. Wenatchee Valley Medical Center
a. Respond to all referrals from physicians, nursing, family and patients and complete a patient encounter form (PEF) on the EMR regarding action taken on referral.
b. Organize and facilitate monthly Stroke/TBI Survivor/Family Support Group.
c. Educate staff about the role of the social worker in a medical setting.
d. Compile and update Community Resources Files.
e. Coordinator for Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

NOTE: This list of job functions is not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other functions that may be deemed necessary.

1. A Master of Social Work degree from a NASW accredited university/college.
2. Two years previous experience in medical social services desired.

Current WA State license.

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