This position is responsible for ensuring that the medically related emotional and social needs of the resident are met and maintained on an individual basis. Reports directly to the Long Term Care Administrator.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as resident/family advocate at all times.
Maintains grievance log and forwards grievances to appropriate departments for response.
Notifies residents/ families of upcoming care conferences and responsible for appropriate documentation of participation in care conferences.
Coordinates the completion of a resident’s discharge plan and provides appropriate documentation regarding the final discharge plan.
Completes assigned social service sections of the MDS for new admissions, significant changes, quarterlies and annual reviews. Able to document all necessary social service components regarding the care plan.
Develops and maintain social work policies and procedures.
Develops 1:1 relationships to be able to counsel residents individually or with family or other small groups as needed and provide support regarding adjustment to facility, loss of independence, socialization and psycho-social issues.
Counsels/educates residents/family members regarding guardianship, power of attorney options, advance directives, and living wills.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree in social work or equivalent. Prefer 1 year of related experience/training, specifically in Long term Care/Social Work. Ability to work independently and make decisions when circumstances warrant.
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