Cookeville Regional Medical Center
This position is responsible for providing a wide range of social services in accordance with the hospital mission and objectives. Services provided by Social Service include assisting patients and their families in addressing social, emotional, and economic issues associated with illness or injury. Crisis intervention, discharge planning, continuity of care, financial assistance and referrals to community resources, while interacting with interdisciplinary team are some of the assigned duties. Persons of all ages are served.
EDUCATION: The position requires a bachelors degree in social work or an equivalent degree.
EXPERIENCE: The position should have at least one years social work experience, preferably in health care.
SKILLS: Must be able to deal with multiple tasks and with a variety of people, including department staff, patients, families, community resources, other hospital staff and physicians. Must be able to work effectively with patients and families of all ages. Must be able to handle multiple deadlines in a busy environment. Must have the ability to learn complicated regulations and be able to access resources. Must be able to write legibly and communicate effectively and be able to perform certain computer functions. Must be able to use deductive thinking and be able to use established counseling skills.