HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Social Services Specialist MSW - O.U. Children's Hospital - Oklahoma City, OK in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Essential Function/Duties:

*Provides social services to patients and their families for an assigned medical service.
*Conducts intake interviews of patients and/or family members to gather needed information.
*Makes psychosocial and diagnostic assessments and relates findings to necessary hospital staff. *Counsels patients and other persons regarding diseases, treatments, social or financial situations, emotional stress and/or other problems.
*Conducts high social risk case findings and provides crisis counseling to patients and families regarding child abuse or neglect, physical abuse, etc. and documents these sessions. *Provides services of crisis intervention for patients and families.
*Acts as a liaison between patients/families and the hospital staff and other agencies. *Utilizes available information to evaluate the effectiveness of services provided in producing the desired outcomes and makes adjustments in patient care are indicated.
*Assists in discharge planning and referrals to the community for ongoing services. *Assists the patient and family with post hospital placement or transfer to post-acute care facility. *Assists patients and families with adverse reactions or difficult adjustments to illness, treatment or changes in functional status.
*Utilizes specialized interviewing and communication skills with children. *Acts a patient advocate for issues related to informed decision making, end-of-life care, realistic goal setting and appropriate resolution of ethical dilemmas.
*May prepare statistics concerning referrals, extended stay and other elements.
*May supervise students or newly hired employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

*Education: * Master’s Degree in Social Work. *LCSW is required

Title: Social Services Specialist MSW - O.U. Children's Hospital - Oklahoma City, OK

Location: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-OU Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00322-25225