Provide psycho-social services to all patients treated by the facility including in-center and home dialysis patients. Evaluate each patient at admission and formulate appropriate treatment plan. Provide ongoing casework and advocacy services for the patient to ameliorate medically related social or emotional problems. Inform and clarify for patients and their families the facility policies and resources.
Provide an explanation of patient rights and responsibilities. Assist patient in securing financial assistance and medical insurance coverage, medical transportation, home health care and any other public and private resources deemed necessary. The MSW Social Worker bears ultimate responsibility to supervise any non- MSW and for the outcome of their tasks. Maintain records in accordance with E.S.R.D. regulations as well as the policies of the facility and the social service department. Participate in the development of long and short-term care plan.
MSW – Renal and admissions experience necessary.