The Social Worker Intern is responsible for creating outcomes for the patient and family by managing complex psychosocial and economic co-morbidities. Provide education and consultation regarding resources, collaborate to develop a discharge plan and facilitate and monitor its implementation. Assist patient/family adjust to and cope with illness, diagnosis, treatment options and prognosis. Through advanced practice skills mobilizes resources to reduce risk, serves as a liaison between the hospital and the community. In addition offers crisis interventions to patient/family.
Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited program required.
Ability to interview, assess, organize and problem solve.
Ability to identify appropriate community resources on assigned caseload and to work collaboratively with patients, families, multidisciplinary team and community agencies to achieve desired patient outcomes.
Ability to analyze data.
Familiar with PC.
Exposure and/or experience in pre-acute and post-acute care, as well as community resources.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as to develop collaborative relationships with physicians, families, patients, interdisciplinary team and other community agencies.
Ability to analyze, develop and manage change; to integrate Continuous Quality Improvement principles for service and organization work improvements.
Ability to work with people of all social, economic, and cultural backgrounds; be flexible, open-minded and adaptable to change.
Demonstrates the ability to connect patients and families with necessary services, both inside and outside the HFHS.
Maintains a current working knowledge of services available in the local community, particularly services available to patients with limited or non-existent payment resources.
Must demonstrate patience and tact when dealing with patients, families and other staff.
Must obtain full licensure upon 6 months of completing 4,000 supervised hours in a full time status.
A limited licensed MSW must practice under direct supervision of a LMSW.
A LLMSW must sit for and pass The State Board after acquiring 4,000 hours of supervised social work experience.
This previous supervised work experience may be acquired outside of the Henry Ford Health System.
Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health
care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes
the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health
insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory
network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a
full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.
The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600
employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The
health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visit HenryFord.com.
Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or
making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry
Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice
Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are
dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance
and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an
employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program
(Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.
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weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,
or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.