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Social Worker LIC

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nnJob DescriptionnJOB PURPOSE: The social worker will work with residents in the nursing home by identifying their psychosocial, mental and emotional needs along with providing, developing, and/or aiding in the access of services to meet those needs. Services will be provided in accordance with strict adherence to government regulations. The nursing home social worker is responsible for fostering a climate, policies and routines that enable residents to maximize their individuality, independence and dignity. This climate shall provide residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being and quality of life. nESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:nnReview facility policies and procedures as part of the facility's interdisciplinary team to assure compliance with state and federal regulations.nParticipate in reviewing and setting policies concerning resident care and quality of life.nParticipate in developing facility social work policies.nDevelop, maintain and utilize a listing of current community resources that are useful to residents and their families/significant others.nParticipate in quality assurance interdisciplinary team meetings.nUnderstand and meet all government requirements for social service documentation.nMonitor and document progress in meeting the psychosocial needs of residents.nWork with the interdisciplinary team and administration to promote and protect resident rights and the psychological wellbeing of each resident. Prevent and address resident abuse as mandated by law and professional licensure.nIdentify community changes and opportunities such as legislation, regulations and programs that affect nursing home residents.nWork with residents, families, significant others and staff to provide support, information and organization for taking a more proactive role in self advocacy to improve the quality of life/care for individual residents and those who live and work within the nursing home and the community at large.nCommitted to working with residents and families to develop and implement strategies that promote person-centered care.nComplete a social history and psychosocial assessment for each resident that identifies social, emotional, and psychological needs.nParticipate in the development of a written, interdisciplinary plan of care for each resident that identifies the psychosocial needs/issues of the resident, the goals to be accomplished for those needs/issues, and the appropriate social worker interventions.nEnsure or provide therapeutic interventions to assist residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a long-term care facility, including their social, emotional, and psychological needs.nEnsure or provide support and education to residents/family members/significant others to assist in their understanding of placement and facility issues in addition to referring them to the appropriate social service agencies when the facility does not provide the needed services.nProvide groups for residents/family members/significant others as appropriate to their needs.nProvide clinical interventions to address catastrophic events that occur during the resident's stay in the facility.nCoordinate the resident discharge planning process and make referrals for appropriate home care services prior to the resident's return to the community.nEducate residents and families/significant others regarding their rights and responsibilities, effective problem solving and the extent of community, health and social services that are available to them, including those necessary for effective discharge planning.nApplies 5 Star customer service approach in all aspects of job.nActively supports Wingate's commitment to providing 5 Star service on all quality objectives, with an emphasis on continual improvement.nAdheres to all company policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.nReports to the appropriate managers any known or suspected violations of policy and procedures, regulations or standards of conduct.nPerforms additional duties as assigned.nnPOSITION REQUIREMENTS:nnMust be a Licensed Social Worker in the service area.nTwo years in case work desireable.nThorough knowledge of case work process in medical and public health settings required.nWorking knowledge of social and health resources of the community required.nnnnEqual Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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