Social Worker (LMSW ) - Homecare
Company: Hartford HealthCare
Posted on: September 19, 2023
Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Work where every moment matters.
Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work
with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment
matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most
comprehensive healthcare network as a Social Worker (MSW).
Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largest provider of homecare
services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission for more
than 115 years. Our Person-Centered Care Model allows our employees
to learn and grow within our organization, all while providing
integrated support to the patient. As part of Hartford HealthCare,
we leverage cutting edge technology to provide quality care in our
client's home. Most importantly, our employees are appreciated for
the real differences they make in both the lives of their clients
and their clients' families.
Our Social Workers (MSW) utilize their extensive education and
training to provide personalized care to our patients in a
rewarding environment that promotes autonomy.
The Home Care Social Worker (LMSW) is a Master's prepared, Licensed
Clinician who will engage patients, in their home, to determine
their short and long-term needs, and will provide short-term
counseling/interventions to meet care plan objectives. The Home
Care Social Worker will collaborate with patients, their families,
physicians, and home care team to identify and address patient's
bio-psychosocial needs, barriers to care, risk-factors, etc. The
Home Care Social Worker is familiar working with patients who have
complex health care and psychosocial problems that require a high
degree of clinical oversight and creative problem solving. The Home
Care Social Worker works independently and uses critical thinking
skills to make accurate, and at times, quick judgments, and has the
ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations.
Key areas of responsibility
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team regarding patients
that were identified for Social Work Services, and through IDT/case
communication, assists with identifying patients that would benefit
from Social Work Services.
Completes comprehensive in-home psychosocial evaluations.
Consideration of developmental, social and/or cultural, substance
abuse, psychological, environmental, and medical issues
Physical, social, emotional, and familial characteristics
Use of evidence-based assessment tools to determine cognitive
status and behavioral health needs including Dementia, Depression,
Home safety, family dynamics, caregiver strain, and other risk
factors including suicide
Patient/family understanding of their disease treatment options
Strengths, available supports, and barriers to care
Determine appropriate level of care including needs for
long/short-term skilled-nursing facilities, assisted living
facilities, adult day care, etc.
Based on a comprehensive, culturally competent assessment
collaborates with the patient and family to create a care plan with
measureable goals. Implements short-term interventions to address
identified barriers and promote health and well-being.
Provides clinical treatment services in form of triage, crisis
intervention, individual or family therapy, screening and
Utilize Motivational Interviewing and Coaching skills to assist
patients/families in identifying and addressing goals. Using
identified strengths, encourage self-determination and
Act as educators for patients, families, the community, and other
professionals regarding disease prevention, disease progression,
impact of illness, health maintenance, and adherence to treatment
Advocate for the needs and interests of patients to improve access
to care and improved delivery of services
Provide ongoing assessment of patient and family needs. Monitor and
alter care plan goals and interventions as necessary
Maintains timely documentation of social work services, which
reflect the patient and client systems' pertinent information for
assessment and treatment; social work involvement and outcomes.
Facilitates team based care and collaboration
Work collaboratively with primary care and specialty physicians and
other members of the health care team to improve quality of
Functions as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team.
Participates in case conferences and IDT meetings
Assists the health care team in understanding social/psychological
factors related to patient's care
Acts as a consultant for Agency staff regarding abuse, neglect,
exploitation, and community resources
Identify HHC and community-based resources for patients and
families as appropriate
In addition, the position involves other duties such as:
Participates in Agency staff meetings and appropriate
Conducts outreach activities for purposes of program marketing,
community education, and collaboration with other service
Act as liaison to other community services and agencies
Participates in health care programs as required
Participates in appropriate external and internal professional
Participates in educational activities regarding area of
Follows Agency procedures in delivering casework services
Maintains productivity standard
Will actively participate in the performance improvement process
known as H3W.
2-3 years health care experience, inclusive of acute and community
Licensure, Certification, Registration
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements
Considerable knowledge of social, cultural, economic, political,
religious, medical, psychological and legal issues which influence
the behaviors of patients and families.
Familiarity with various evidence-based assessment tools:
PHQ-9/PHQ-2, SLUMS, BIMS, FAST, SAD Caregiver Strain Index,
Knowledge of and ability to obtain community resources
(town/state/federal programs and eligibility requirements)
Proven ability to work effectively independently and in a team
Must be flexible with ambiguity and change processes.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organization skills and attention to detail.
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Epic experience
New clinicians will be required to complete:
Mental Health First Aid Certification
Movement Disorder Training
We take great care of careers.
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers
exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you
are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring
new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education
to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving
organization starts with thriving employees we provide a
competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.
Every moment matters. And this is your moment
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