Under the operational Leadership of Case Management, this position plans, organizes, administers and coordinates all activities for Social Work hospital-wide. The Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) provides professional application of Social Work Theory, principles, and methods to prevent, assess , evaluate, formulate and implement a plan of action based on the clients needs and strengths, and intervene to address mental, social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and addictive disorders, conditions and disabilities, and of the psychosocial aspects of illness and injury experienced by individuals and society. The Social Worker is responsible for a resource referral to community service providers for hospital patients; working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team; assists in developing resources, staff orientation education and inservice activities. Social Worker will work with insurance agencies / funding sources to verify benefits and obtain any authorizations needed for required services
As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.