Social Worker – Discharge Planner  – PRN 8AM -5PM 
The Social Worker MSW 1 provides patients and family members with the education and advice needed to cope with issues which arise from various emotional or physical problems as outlined by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners scope of practice
Coordinates a variety of services including crisis intervention, bereavement, client advocacy, referrals, prevention, education, discharge planning and implementation, and psychosocial assessments
Collaborates in the development and implementation of performance improvement initiatives
Conducts and documents detailed psycho-social assessments to interpret social, environmental, and medical needs of the patient
Employs advanced practice methods in the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans
Provides patient and family education and serves as a professional resource
Provides or supervises plan of care interventions to include resource and referral assistance, crisis intervention, prevention, education, patient advocacy, bereavement, therapy, and counseling as appropriate
Collaborates with the healthcare team and involves the patient and family in the development and implementation of plans
Serves as a liaison with the community resources and their staff to facilitate smooth transition and placement of the patients within the assigned service line
Collaborates with other healthcare team members to facilitate the interdisciplinary care of patients and achievement of positive outcomes
Participates in performance improvement initiatives to include data collection and analysis, development, and participation in continuing education programs
Prepares and writes professional reports, letters, and case summaries