This is a full-time, temp to perm position in Athens, GA. The Social Worker will work in collaboration with the Case Manager and other members of the Interdisciplinary Team to enhance the cost effective utilization of resources by identifying and initiating complex discharge planning to accomplish the timely transition of patients to post-hospital settings.
• Provides assistance to patients, families, and others with a wide variety of needs to include, but not limited to, discharge planning, financial concerns, and emotional support as related to the current acute illness.
• Provides supportive counseling to patients regarding adjustments to illness as well as other biopsychosocial needs as indicated.
• Communicates with external agencies to provide referral information for a smooth transition from hospital to the post-hospital setting.