The Social Worker is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for the assessment of patient needs in response to referrals from physician practices with the objective of connecting the patient and family with resources to address non-medical needs. Triages patients and assesses eligibility for benefits and programs, provides contact and facilitates referrals. Acts as a liaison between community physician practices, the community, and payer resources for care management. The Social Worker for Pallative Care maintains knowledge of and familiarity with community-based resources.
All employees are responsible for extending the mission and values of UM BWMC by dedicating oneself to providing the highest quality healthcare services to the communities we serve.
Reports to Director of Service Excellence or the Medical Director for Palliative Care
Education: Graduate of an accredited college with a degree in social work and current licensure in the State of Maryland.
Master’s degree with LGSW or LCSW certification required.
Must have certification in Palliative Care on hire or within 6 months of hire.
Experience: 3 years of experience required, 2 years in Hospice and/or Palliative Care clinical experience required. Ongoing education, certification, and self-development to remain current with industry standards and business objectives related to hospital care management a must.