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Dialysis Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Company Name:
Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
Overview:
To be considered for the position, please (1) upload your resume, (2) complete the application in its entirety, and (3) answer the screening questions.
Summary
The Renal Social Worker, in consultation with the attending physician, is responsible for assessing the psycho social and financial needs of Peritoneal patients, Hemodialysis patients, home patients, kidney transplant patients and pre-ESRD patients; counseling patients and their families on ESRD related issues including financial and transportation needs.
Responsibilities:
Essential Duties and Responsbilities:
Initially assesses the patient's psycho-social needs by collecting and/or obtaining subjective and objective data and utilizing that information and the psycho-social recommendations of the attending physician to develop and implement a plan for the provision of optimal care.
Counsels patient and families, separately and together, regarding ESRD therapies and the financial aspects of ESRD modalities, assisting in the completion of financial forms, and assisting in transportation by supplying information and making contacts with/for the patient.
Maintains professional working relationship with other staff of DCI. Participates in administrative and staff programs as required. This includes attending staff meetings and in service meetings.
Gathers and documents in the patient's medical record data to assess and modify the care plan in accordance with regulatory requirements on an on-going basis.
Compiles and develops educational materials to be used as teaching aids in education of patients and staff.
Participates in the care plans and the care planning process for patients.
Qualifications:
Qualification Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Completion of an accredited Master Social Work Program
Social Worker currently, licensed in the state.
One year of dialysis experience.
Must hold license to state in which you have applied.
Must have clinical license.
Language Skills :
The successful candidate for this job must have the ability to:
Read and interpret documents such as doctors' orders, other medical communications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
Write and communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner.
Speak effectively with patients, family members, visitors, physicians and other staff members.
Present information and respond to questions from physicians, managers, patients and staff.
Reasoning Ability :
Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts and use sound principles and practices.
Ability to interpret technical and operational instructions.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear; stand, walk, and sit; use hands-to-finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
Frequently, the employee must lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Since this job is performed within a health care environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious or contagious diseases, hazardous chemicals and materials, needlesticks, blood and body fluids. Further information regarding the position's specific work environment and exposure category are provided during orientation. The position is classified as Category I.
Work Hours
Dialysis Clinic Inc. reserves the right to alter work hours and schedule in order to maintain patient and staffing needs.
Bloodborne Pathogens
Since this is a healthcare environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious / contagious diseases, needle sticks and blood and body fluids. Further information about this position's specific work environment and exposure category will be provided during orientation. This position is classified as Category I.
DCI offers a very competitive benefits program.
DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Disabled/Protected Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Job ID
2014-2920
# Positions
1
Location
US-CT-Manchester
Posted Date
12/26/2014
Category
Social Work

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