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Medical Social Worker

Company: National Healthcare Corporation
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Job Description:

"A different kind of care that ensures you're surrounded by people who make a difference in your life." Position: Medical Social Worker NHC HomeCare Konxville is looking for a Medical Social Worker to join our team. The Medical Social Worker supervises and provides for the evaluation of the social and emotional needs of the patient related to their medical condition, and provides counseling, etc. based on this evaluation. Qualifications - ALL states: Master's Degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. One year social work experience in a health care setting is required. PLUS state-specific requirements: Tennessee specific a. Current state certification as a certified master social worker (CMSW as provided in T.C.A. 63-23-102.), OR

b. Current license as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Position Highlights: Provides and accurately documents direct social services to patients planned to restore the patient to optimum social and health adjustment; including:

* Assesses social and emotional factors, to minimize impact on the patient's health and ability to cope with problems of daily living
* Helps the patients and caregivers to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations
* Assists patients and caregivers with personal and environmental difficulties which predispose toward illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care; and
* Identifies resources, such as caregivers and community agencies, to assist the patient to resume life in the community, including discharge planning
* Assists the providers and home care team members in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the health problems and
* Participates in the development of the plan of care. National HealthCare Corporation is recognized nationwide as an innovator in the delivery of quality care. Our goal is to provide a full range of extended care services, designed to maximize the well-being and independence of patients of all ages. We are dedicated to meeting patient needs through an interdisciplinary approach combining compassionate care with cost-effective health care services. The NHC environment is one of encouragement and challenge ... innovation and improvement ... teamwork and collaboration ... and honesty and integrity. All NHC employees are committed as partners, not only to the health of our patients, but to the well-being of the communities we serve. If you are interested in working for a leader in senior care and share NHC's values of honesty and integrity, please apply today and find out more about us at We look forward to talking with you! NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: National Healthcare Corporation, Knoxville , Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , Knoxville, Tennessee

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