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Medical Social Worker (LMSW) | Perm

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Medical Social Worker (LMSW) | Perm


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The Social Worker must demonstrate familiarity with dialysis procedures and the knowledge, skills and judgement necessary to assume the responsibility of caring for the dialysis patient. This position exercises knowledge of patient rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all patients in a safe, secure environment. This individual cooperates and works together with all co-workers to plan and complete job duties with applicable supervisory direction, including exercising job-appropriate judgement.

Essential Functions

  • Complies with all policies and procedures as well as federal, state, OSHA and other agency regulations applicable to the position. Maintains HIPAA compliance.
  • Utilizes tactful and professional communication to promote positive public relations with patients, patient family members, physicians, co-workers, outside agencies and service providers.
  • Provides comprehensive psychosocial assessment on each patient at admission and yearly thereafter.
  • Assists patients and facility members with the adjustment to dialysis and informs both of the patient’s Rights and Responsibilities, Facility Rules, Grievance Procedure, HIPAA Privacy Rules and facility policies. Continues to assist patients with psychosocial problems related to dialysis throughout the patient’s treatment at the facility.
  • Assists patients in obtaining financial assistance and medical insurance coverage, transportation, travel, home health care, and assists in developing and/or improving facility and community resources to meet patients’ needs.
  • Participates in the development of each patient’s long and short-term care plan.
  • Maintains records in accordance with facility policy and E.S.R.D. regulations.  Must complete Progress Notes at least quarterly.
  • As a member of the Total Quality Management (TQM) team, participates in the facility’s Continuous Quality Improvement process.
  • Assists with patient education and in-service programs.
  • Keeps abreast of research/literature/developments in nephrology social work and attends appropriate organizational meetings and conferences.
  • Interfaces with multiple federal, state and local agencies as needed to improve and secure resources for patients.
  • Utilizes Quality Assurance and compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Follows up or escalates issues as appropriate with Director, Supervisor, Co-Workers or Patients regarding reported complaints, problems and concerns.



Required Education and Experience

–      Master’s degree from an accredited school of social work. Current or eligible for state licensure, if applicable. 

–      Minimum of two years of clinical social work experience, preferably in an End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) setting.

–      Current CPR certification.

–      Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively with clients and fellow staff members.

  • BLS
  • California

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