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Amergis Breathitt County CSW in Jackson, Kentucky

$ 35 / hour

The Medical Social Worker collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to provide input in the development of the plan of care for those patients requiring social work intervention. The Medical Social Worker provides medically necessary intervention to patients who have social or emotional problems that are, or are expected to be, impediment(s) to the effective treatment of the medical condition and/or rate of recovery. Additionally, the Medical Social Worker provides these services in accordance with physician’s orders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides medically necessary social work intervention in accordance with physician’s orders

  • Assesses patient’s psychosocial needs; plans for, evaluates, and modifies interventions to meet the established patient goals

  • Collaborates with other disciplines to plan and evaluate team goals for each patient

  • Facilitates patient referrals to community agencies when appropriate

  • Provides financial counseling when necessary to achieve the treatment goals established by the multidisciplinary team

  • Assists patient/family/caregivers in planning for present and future psychosocial needs related to the patient’s current status and prognosis, including terminal illness

  • Adheres to company policies and procedures while providing services and preparing/submitting required paperwork

  • Observes and reports patient progress and/or changes in patient status to physician and appropriate multidisciplinary team members

  • Functions as a resource person for other members of the health care team, providing inservice education and consultation in understanding the social and emotional factors related to health problems.

  • Maintains knowledge of the field including Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party reimbursement sources.

  • Participates in planning and implementing quality improvement activities as necessary

  • Provides positive experiences in assisting patients, families, physicians, other departmental employees, referral resources, service agencies, and others.

  • Adheres to facility and Amergis policies at all times

Minimum Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Social Work (BSW) or Master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education per state/client requirements required

  • Minimum of one (1) year of social work experience in a health care environment in the last two years preferred

  • Complies with all relevant professional standards of practice

  • Participation and completion of Amergis' Competency program when applicable

  • Current CPR if applicable

  • TB questionnaire, PPD or chest x-ray if applicable

  • Current Health certificate (per contract or state regulation)

  • Must meet all federal, state and local requirements

  • Successful completion of new hire training as applicable to job site

  • Understand patient confidentiality and HIPAA requirements

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language is required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    *Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status.

    About Amergis

Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.

Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.