Position : Social Service Staffer
Assist as the facility representative with prospective residents, families and discharge planners for persons in need of skilled nursing care.
Assist with orientation of residents to the skilled nursing facility and services.
Collect and accurately record admission data including social, medical and financial information and address questions and concerns and family adjustment.
Maintain current documentation in resident’s health record as it relates to the social services care component of the comprehensive care plan for each resident as identified by the interdisciplinary team.
Assure that appropriate care plan documentation as required by regulations and need is complete.
Participate in resident care planning meetings for ongoing departmental communication and problem-solving of delivery of Social Services to residents and families.
Maintain contact with hospital discharge planners to assure continuity of care and continued physician service upon transfer.
Assist residents and/or families in selecting new physicians as necessary.
Assist in the communication of appropriate information to departments regarding admission or discharge.