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Social workers make up a large sub-sector within the field of Human Services and one of the largest fields of practice in social work is healthcare. Healthcare social workers provide patients and their families with the psychosocial support they need to cope with acute, chronic, or terminal illnesses and help alleviate the psychological and financial hardships of debilitating health conditions. Individuals wanting to serve people facing challenging medical issues and to  help ensure they don’t unnecessarily suffer due to socioeconomic barriers are ideal candidates for this career path. Employment of all types of social workers is projected to grow 13% between 2019 and 2029, but growth will vary by specialization.

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View job details for Social Work - Social WorkerKPG Allied
Social Work - Social Worker
Bethell, Alaska
KPG Allied
a month ago
$37-47/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Social Work - Social WorkerCross Country Search
Social Work - Social Worker
Boston, Massachusetts
Cross Country Search
23 days ago
Social Worker (LICSW, LCSW OR LMHC) Full-Time (40hrs. per week) No Weekends! Competitive Pay and Benefits Eligible An addictions clinic is looking to build their resources ...
$28-36/hr
Permanent position
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View job details for Social Work - Social WorkerCross Country Search
Social Work - Social Worker
Boston, Massachusetts
Cross Country Search
2 months ago
Competitive Pay and Benefits Eligible An adult day care is seeking a Social Worker to join their family! RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform psychosocial assessments on Medicare, Me ...
$27-37/hr
Permanent position
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View job details for Social Work - Social WorkerPremier Medical Staffing
Social Work - Social Worker
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Premier Medical Staffing
3 days ago
$29-34/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Social Work - Social WorkerBSI Solutions
Social Work - Social Worker
Troy, New Hampshire
BSI Solutions
7 days ago
$19-22/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
Bonus Eligible
View job details for Social Work - Social WorkerCross Country Search
Social Work - Social Worker
Harvard, Massachusetts
Cross Country Search
2 months ago
$26-36/hr
Permanent position
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Social Work - Social WorkerTotalMed Case Management Staffing
Travel Social Work - Social Worker
Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital
Clinton, Maryland
TotalMed Case Management Staffing
20 days ago
$2,491/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Social Work - Social WorkerRKA Recruiting
Travel Social Work - Social Worker
Spokane, Washington
RKA Recruiting
6 hours ago
$2,000/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested

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Social Worker FAQs

What does a social worker do?

Medical social workers help patients understand their diagnoses and make necessary adjustments in their healthcare, housing, and lifestyles. They provide information on support groups, home healthcare, or other services that help patients manage their illnesses or disease. Medical social workers offer counseling, make referrals for necessary services, and may provide case/care management or interventions. Depending on the healthcare setting, a medical social worker’s daily responsibilities vary, but some of the primary work activities can include:

  • Leading support group discussions

  • Providing individual counseling

  • Responding to child abuse situations and mental health emergencies

  • Screening patients with a history of mental illness or other high-risk criteria

  • Assessing patients’ financial, emotional, social, and environmental needs

  • Facilitating communication between patients and healthcare providers

  • Educating patients and their families on community resources, health insurance coverage, and other assistance

  • Ensuring services patients require are available prior to discharge

  • Linking patients with social service providers

  • Arranging resources to cover the cost of medications and/or medical equipment

  • Coordinating home care services

  • Advocating for patients’ rights through health policy recommendations

  • Developing standards of practice and improving health programs

  • Educating healthcare professionals on the mental and emotional effects that illnesses and diseases have on patients

  • Providing services designed to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and address barriers to healthcare

  • Maintaining case files and patient records

Where do social workers work?

Medical social workers are usually part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team who works together to serve patients with various conditions encompassing the whole healthcare continuum. Healthcare social workers often work in hospitals or outpatient care centers, providing assistance to patients coping with acute or chronic conditions or illnesses. They may specialize in geriatric social work or hospice and palliative care and work in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted care facilities, residential treatment centers, or home healthcare services. Medical social workers may also find employment in mental health clinics, community development corporations, drug and alcohol centers, or private practices.

What skills make a good social worker?

Communication and interpersonal skills are two top skills for good social workers so they can listen to and understand patients’ needs, provide effective assistance, and foster healthy, productive relationships with patients and colleagues alike. Successful medical social workers are compassionate, empathetic, and patient as they often work with individuals who find themselves in difficult and stressful situations. They possess excellent organizational and time management skills to handle multiple patients simultaneously and tackle a frequently heavy caseload. Good social workers also have superb critical thinking and problem-solving skills that allow them to come up with practical and innovative solutions to address the various problems their clients face.

How to become a Travel Social Worker

A bachelor’s degree in social work is the most common requirement for an entry-level administrative position, but 92% of BLS respondents working as medical social workers had a master’s degree. Clinical social workers are required to have a master’s degree, complete at least two years of supervised clinical experience post-graduation, and pass a national exam for licensure. Licensed clinical social workers can diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

Every state requires clinical social workers to be licensed and most states require nonclinical social workers to be certified or licensed. The National Association of Social Workers offers the Certified Social Worker in Health Care (C-SWHC) credential, which requires applicants to possess a master’s degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Contact the state licensure board for licensing requirements in a specific state. Travel social worker job posters often require one or two years of social work experience.

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Employer Feature: University of Miami Health System

Posted on Jun 24, 2021
What is the University of Miami Health System? The University of Miami Health System, also known as UHealth, delivers the most advanced medical care to South Florida. UHealth’s comprehensive network includes three hospitals, and more than 30 outpatient facilities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties. UHealth’s mission is to be a:  “state-of-the-art academic…

California, ‘The Golden State’: Location Guide

Posted on Apr 18, 2021
California is one of, if not THE most popular state for nurses to seek employment. Good pay, fair patient ratios with lots of resources, and an innumerable number of options for adventure and sunshine attract nurses from all over the country. It is also a great place to start your travel nursing career, as many…

Florida, ‘The Sunshine State’: Location Guide

Posted on Mar 28, 2021
Florida is one of the most popular states for people to want to live. The year-round warm weather, abundance of jobs, and large list of attractions makes it easy to see why nurses are flocking to Florida. It’s not just for the snowbirds! There are tons of things to do in Florida. Top Locations to…

Texas, ‘The Lone Star State’: Location Guide

Posted on Jan 02, 2021
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the number of nurses! Nurses are flocking to Texas for the food, entertainment, and culture of diverse cities. The Lone Star State is home to some of the largest hospital systems in the country, and travel nurses love the backyard BBQ atmosphere of Texas towns and cities.  Top Locations…

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