Social Worker (MSW) - Internal Medicine
OSU Physicians Inc. - Columbus, OH

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Located at 410 W 10th Ave, reporting to the Director, this position provides critical psycho-social support to palliative care patients through the palliative care services consult team. Applies knowledge of psycho-social care using professional background and skills to assist the team and facilitate patient-family meetings and assists team, attending physicians, staff, and patient and family in the clarification of the goals of care and the plan of care. Assists the Palliative Care Coordinator in ensuring excellent patient care services, coordinating educational and outreach services, leading quality improvement initiatives, and linking team efforts with other hospital departments and with outpatient and community services. Coordinates team efforts with appropriate hospital support departments to ensure smooth discharge planning and clear follow-up post discharge; may assist in the development of creative community or system care options for patients. Serves as a liaison with the hospital hospice and other community hospices, home health, and nursing homes to ensure care coordination and appropriate assignments and resource allocation to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care.

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