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Social Worker

Company: Health Alliance of Hudson Valley
Location: West Nyack
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details:

The Social Worker provides direct medical social work services to patients at their home or place of residence. This position develops a social work treatment plan to meet patient needs based on patient assessments and provides a variety of social work services to assist patients and/or their families achieve optimal health.


  • Evaluates patient's psycho-social situation, and develops a social work treatment plan that will enable the patient/caregiver to maintain psychological and social stability.
  • Assists patient/caregiver in following medical recommendations.
  • Effectively assists patients in obtaining benefits to which they are entitled.
  • Refers patient/caregiver to appropriate community resources.
  • Provides support, information, and assistance in patient's treatment planning.
  • Assesses patient's socio-environmental, emotional, and economic implications, and its effect on the patient/caregiver.
  • Serves as a resource to staff, and provides support to staff as needed.
  • Conducts in-service programs for staff regarding Medical Social Work services.
  • Participates in providing clinical experience for students in coordination with their instructors.
  • Interprets program services and policies to general public and other health services, providers and recipients of home care services.
  • Participates in agency team conferences and joint visits with CHNs.
  • Attends Home Care staff meetings and in-services as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with other staff members to develop management techniques for patient problems and suggests community referrals as appropriate.
  • Participates in data collection for quality improvement and incorporates quality improvement recommendations into practice.
  • Assists in developing, evaluating, and revising agency program's policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative and effective working relationship with the staff, physicians, case managers, and other hospital personnel, outside vendors, agencies and the community at large.
  • Documents accurately and timely into the medical records per hospital and department guidelines.
  • Completes HCFA 485/7s and paperwork timely and accurately.
  • Serves as liaison between community social agencies and home health agency as appropriate.
  • Uses innovative treatment approaches in dealing with needs presented by patient/caregiver.
  • Completes accurate initial psycho-social assessment.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of skilled interventions and implements appropriately.


Two years experience as a Medical Social Worker in a certified home health agency or long term home health care program preferred Current registration or license to practice as a Licensed Medical Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State.


Master's degree in Medical Social Work from an accredited program.


If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

About Us:

Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY, is a 286-bed hospital providing emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute-care services to residents of Rockland and southern Orange counties in New York; and northern Bergen County, NJ. The hospital is home to a recognized cardiovascular program, comprehensive cancer-treatment services, the area's leading Wound and Hyperbaric Institute and outstanding maternal/child services that includes a Children's Diagnostic Center. Good Samaritan Hospital also provides social, psychiatric and substance-abuse services and its certified home-care agency supports residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Due to a recent upgrade in our online applicant tracking system, anyone who has previously applied for a position with Good Samaritan Hospital will be required to reapply.

With this recent upgrade to our system, all previous applications are no longer accessible by the WMCHealth Recruitment Team. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your understanding during our efforts to upgrade our systems to be able to provide a better candidate experience.

Keywords: Health Alliance of Hudson Valley, Paterson , Social Worker, Other , West Nyack, New Jersey

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