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Elara Caring Medical Social Worker MSW Home Health PRN in East Lansing, Michigan

At Elara Caring, we have a unique opportunity to play a huge role in the growth of an entire home care industry. Here, each employee has the chance to make a real difference by carrying out our mission every day. Join our elite team of healthcare professionals, providing the Right Care, at the Right Time, in the Right Place.

Job Description:

Medical Social Worker

At Elara Caring, we care where you are and believe the best place for your care is where you live. We know there’s no place like home, and that’s why our teams continue to provide high-quality care to more than 60,000 patients each day in their preferred home setting. Wherever our patients call home and wherever they are on their health journey, we care. Each team member has a part to play in this mission. This means you have countless ways to make a difference as a Medical Social Worker. Being a part of something this great, starts by carrying out our mission every day through your true calling: developing an amazing team of compassionate and dedicated healthcare providers.

To continue to be an industry pioneer delivering unparalleled care, we need a Medical Social Worker commitment and compassion. Are you one of them? If so, apply today!

Why Join the Elara Caring mission?

  • You’ll work in a collaborative environment

  • You’ll be rewarded with a unique opportunity to make a difference

  • Outstanding compensation package

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits after 30 days of employment

  • 401K match and paid time off for full-time staff

  • COVID-19 Prepared with Personal Protective Equipment and precautions

As a Medical Social Worker, you’ll contribute to our success in the following ways:

  • Ensures that all activities performed align with the vision of Elara Caring’s board of directors, executive team, and the leadership of the Home Health team.

  • Assesses patients to identify the psychosocial, financial, and environmental needs of patients as evidenced by documentation, clinical records, case conferences, team report, call-in logs, and on-site evaluations.

  • Makes the initial social work evaluation visit and reevaluates the patient’s social work needs during each following visit.

  • Communicates significant findings, problems, and changes in condition or environment to the Supervisor, the physician and/or other personnel involved with patient care.

  • Reports unsafe conditions and the outcome of each visit to the appropriate Supervisor by the end of the day.

  • Implements the plan for patient safety, using patient, family, and community resources.

  • Participates in implementation and development of the Plan of Care to ensure quality and continuity of care and proper discharge planning.

  • Verifies the Plan of Care prior to each visit and provides care according to physician’s orders, assessment data, and established standards and guidelines.

  • Initiates and revises the Plan of Care in response to identified patient care issues.

  • Writes physician orders to cover additional visits and changes to the plan of care, per agency policy.

  • Incorporates patient care goals established in the plan of care, as evidenced by documentation in clinical note.

  • Performs appropriate skilled services/interventions in accordance with accepted standards of practice and certified by the patient’s physician.

  • Counsels, instructs, and includes the patient and family in following the Plan of Care and meeting social work-related needs.

What is Required?

  • Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree in Social Work from a school of Social Work accredited by the Council of Social Work Education

  • 1+ year of social work experience in a healthcare setting.

  • Current State License as a Social Worker

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

You will report to the Branch Administrator.

Text ECJOBS to 25000 to apply via text.

This is not a comprehensive list of all job responsibilities ; a full job description will be provided.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Elara Caring provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age (40 and older), national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law.

Elara Caring participates in E-Verify and we will provide the Federal Government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States. Employers like Elara Caring can only use E-Verify once you have accepted the job offer and completed the Form I-9.

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