Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Dialysis Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, Georgia
Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) remains the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider. With a team of approximately 5,000 talented and caring employees serving across the United States, DCI provides care to nearly 15,000 patients on dialysis and 3,500 patients with chronic kidney disease. We offer a variety of services including in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Each position within DCI, from billers to administrators to nursing staff, contributes toward the goal of providing excellent patient care. Our staff has helped DCI achieve the lowest mortality and hospitalization rates among large dialysis providers for the past 13 years in a row.
To be considered for the position, please (1) upload your resume, (2) complete the application in its entirety, and (3) answer the screening questions.
The Dialysis Social Worker , in consultation with the attending physician, is responsible for assessing the psycho social and financial needs of Peritoneal patients, Hemodialysis patients, home patients, kidney transplant patients and pre-ESRD patients; counseling patients and their families on ESRD related issues including financial and transportation needs.
The following is a summary of what makes our team successful. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Initially assesses the patient's psycho-social needs by collecting and/or obtaining subjective and objective data and utilizing that information and the psycho-social recommendations of the attending physician to develop and implement a plan for the provision of optimal care.
Counsels patient and families, separately and together, regarding ESRD therapies and the financial aspects of ESRD modalities, assisting in the completion of financial forms, and assisting in transportation by supplying information and making contacts with/for the patient.
Maintains professional working relationship with other staff of DCI. Participates in administrative and staff programs as required. This includes attending staff meetings and in service meetings.
Gathers and documents in the patient's medical record data to assess and modify the care plan in accordance with regulatory requirements on an on-going basis.
Compiles and develops educational materials to be used as teaching aids in education of patients and staff.
Participates in the care plans and the care planning process for patients.
Education and/or Experience:
Completion of an accredited Master Social Work Program
One year of dialysis experience.
Must hold social worker license in state where applied
Must have clinical license
Since this job is performed within a health care environment, there is the possibility of exposure to infectious or contagious diseases, hazardous chemicals and materials, needlesticks, blood and body fluids. Further information regarding the position’s specific work environment and exposure category are provided during orientation. The position is classified as Category I.
DCI offers a very competitive benefits program.
DCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Disabled/Protected Veteran
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Job ID 2016-5766
# Positions 1
Location US - GA - Atlanta
Posted Date 10/18/2016
Category Social Work