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The Social Worker reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Social Worker is responsible for providing psychosocial counseling and intervention services to patients who request their services, or any patient referred by a provider. The social worker advocates for the patient and family, and assists in outpatient continuity of care.
- Completes a thorough psychosocial assessment for new patients.
- Utilizes critical thinking to identify and screen high risk social cases.
- Provides pre-treatment planning, psychosocial counseling/interventions, health education, financial counseling, referrals, and discharge/transition planning.
- Collaborates with team, other ancillary departments, case management staff, and social service agency providers to develop a care plan.
- Provides resources, including education materials, to patients and families in the areas of financial assistance, transportation, scheduling, and community resources to support the care plan.
- Supports department initiatives (attends case conferences, participates in quality improvement).
- May perform other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree.
- Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois.
- Zero (0) to two (2) years' experience in a relevant role.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.