Social Worker III

Utilizes state and hospital policy guidelines to assist the team in identifying and contacting the appropriate surrogate decision-maker for patients assessed by the physician to lack the capacity for independent decision-making.

Maintains confidentiality and addresses any questions or concerns which patients or families have regarding the patient’s rights.

Assists the program director in processing patient/family grievances and in ensuring that patients are treated ethically and respectfully at all times.

Participates actively in treatment team meetings, participates actively in developing the patient’s treatment plan, and delivers care based upon the treatment plan.

Participates in the discharge planning process.

May provide direction and guidance to other staff members or may supervise social work interns completing field placement.

Documents in a timely manner all contacts made in relation to patient care in the progress notes utilizing focused documentation.    

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Full time
New Castle, DE 19720, US