The social worker is responsible for the implementation of social work programs. These assignments may be inpatient, outpatient, clinics, or other specialty programs. The incumbent is required to exercise independent judgment and decision making in the formulation of the treatment plan with the treatment team. Additional responsibilities include an ongoing assessment of the patient's progress and treatment, as well as developing discharge plans when the patients condition makes this feasible. Identifies patient's/family's psychosocial, financial or legal concerns that affect patient care management and interacts with patient/family/interdisciplinary team to facilitate the patient care process. Improves patient and/or family understanding of and adjustment to the medical diagnosis to maxim
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