Great staff, great patients
Social Work Casemanager/Medical Social Worker (Former Employee) – Annapolis, MD – October 6, 2018
My day would consist of meeting with those patients who would benefit from social work service, as ordered by their doctors. The goal would include assisting in obtaining resources to insure a safe transition to the community.
This would include patients needing home health services, hospice service, emotional support for adjustment to illness, family meetings to develop a workable discharge plan and assess any additional needs, consultation with community agencies to secure resources for the patient, consultation with the treatment teams of identified patients and to follow up with patients regarding any additional needs that arose post discharge.
As a part time social worker, I worked evenings and weekends. My clients would be located in all locations within the hospital and I was responsible for covering all referred patients. This kept me very busy but also allowed me to become familiar with patient needs in many areas from maternity to hospice care.
The most difficult part of the job was being stretched throughout the entire hospital and the most enjoyable part of the job was working with patients and staff.
Staff support, emphasis on fitness throughout the hospital
Short or absent breaks due to the caseload