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McLaren Health Care is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care with locations in Michigan and Indiana. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S.

Master of Social Work

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Health Professional
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McLaren Health Management Grp
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24000780 Requisition #

Position Summary:
Works within general direction of the Hospice Manager or Designee in accordance with agency policies; prepares psychosocial evaluations; provides medical social casework to patients and families having difficulty in social functioning, primarily as it effects their health; refers and aids in the referral process to social agencies; and generally services as a medical social worker in the agency’s total program.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

1.    Evaluate the psychosocial situation of the patient and family to augment existing service, or as a guide in determining or changing level of care, taking into consideration:  family relationships; the meaning of illness to the patient and his/her family; cultural attitudes in relation to illness; the meaning of the home to the patient; the ability of the patient and his/her family to adjust to the patient at home; and the financial impact of illness upon the family.
2.    Provide social casework as an entity where appropriate to individuals and families receiving nursing or other service from the agency to:  help patient and family understand, accept and follow medical recommendations and provide services planned to restore the patient to optimum social and health adjustment within his/her capacity; and assist patients and families with personal and environmental difficulties that predispose toward illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefit from the home health team.
3.    Record, date and sign into the patient’s record:  psychosocial evaluation; social work treatment plan; summary of significant aspects of each home visit or telephone discussion, including dates of next visits; social service summaries for physicians or other agencies; and documentation of all professional communication with patient, family members and other members of the interdisciplinary team.
4.    Respond to appropriate referrals for evaluation or casework by agency staff or by professionals from outside the agency in accordance with the plan of treatment authorized or established by a licensed physician and referral to the Medical Social Worker of the agency.
5.    Develop a social work treatment plan based upon the evaluation.
6.    Sign and oversee work of Social Work students, interns, BSWs as approved.

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Required:
•    Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council on Social work.
•    Current license to practice as a Master’s of Social Worker in the State of Michigan.
•    Two years social work experience or one year social work experience if in a health care setting.
•    Valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer

McLaren Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, height or weight, protected veteran or other classification protected by law.

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