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Social Work

Company: Hempstead Park Nursing Home
Location: Hempstead
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Hempstead Park Nursing Home - Education
Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor's Degree in social work or psychology from an accredited school.
Masters Social Work preferred from an accredited school.
Licensed Masters Social Work preferred from an accredited school.
Must have, as a minimum, two (2) years' experiences as a Social Worker in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related medical facility, preferred. -
Reports to:
Director of Social Work
Purpose of Your Job Position
The primary purpose of your position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of the Facility's Social Services Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations, our established policies and procedures. The Social Service Department will ensure that the residents overall quality of ;life is maintained while at the facility. The social worker will develop relationships with the residents and their families to ensure that their needs are provided in a timely and dignified manner.
Job Function
Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. - However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. - The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position. -
Specific Requirements
Working knowledge of state and federal regulations.
Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English Language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such actions.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents and family members.
Must possess the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
Must possess patient, tact and a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents, if necessary.
Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development.
Ability to recognize and later describe persons associated with nursing homes safety and security.
Working Conditions
Works in office areas as well as throughout the nursing service area (i.e., units, resident's rooms, etc.)
Sits stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours.
Is subject to frequent interruptions.
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, under all conditions/circumstances.
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors.
Communicates with all of the interdisciplinary team including medical staff.
Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends, holidays when necessary.
Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc throughout the workday.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, and conditions, including AIDS and Hepatitis B Viruses.
Physical and Sensory Requirements (With or without the aid of mechanical devices.)
Must be able to cope with the mental stress and emotional stress of the position.
Must be able to hear and see or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function.
Must be in generally good health.
Must be able to lift, pull, push and move a minimum of fifty pounds.
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.
- - - - - -Participate in discharge planning, development and implementation of social care plans and resident assessments.
- - - - - Maintain a quality working relationship with the medical profession and other health related facilities and organizations.
- - - -Participate in Facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies, as necessary or as may be directed.
- - - -Assure that social service progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and of the resident's response to the service.
- - - - - - - - - Educate residents and families about the implementation of Advanced Directives.
- - - - - - - - - Upon admission review required policies and procedures. -
- - -Upon admission, the social work department will ensure appropriate Screen and PASSR documents are placed in the resident medical record.
Care Plan and Assessment Functions
- - - -Documents preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the social service needs of each resident.
- - - - - - - - - Ensure that social services components of the MDS are completed and signed on a timely basis.

Keywords: Hempstead Park Nursing Home, Hempstead , Social Work, Healthcare , Hempstead, New York

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