Home Health Social Worker, LMSW, PRN Job at LCMC Health, New Orleans, LA

  • LCMC Health
  • New Orleans, LA

Job Description

Your job is more than a job.

You're a life preserver for countless patients because, as a Social Worker, you're the hub of your patients' multidisciplinary team advocating, assessing, counseling, and supporting individual psychosocial needs and discharge planning resources for complex medical problems. As your patient's clinical care partner with expertise in care management, you're a critical asset along the care journey identifying and overcoming barriers and offering resource options, in particular for chronically ill and end-of-life care. Through it all, you remain positive, upbeat and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes.

In the midst of emotional and physical pain and vulnerability, you're a sanctuary of support and understanding as you celebrate the small victories. If it were your loved one, you'd expect nothing less, so you give so much more. We love that about you.

Your experiences, knowledge, skills, empathy, compassion, and your "little something extra" all add up to you. And we're excited to get to know you and find out what you'll bring to this complex patient advocate and social worker role.

Your Everyday

Conduct assessment of patient's psychosocial needs through intensive interviewing of patient and family members, conferring with interdisciplinary team and reviewing medical records.

Evaluate coping skills, cognitive and intellectual functioning, support systems, resources, other factors that could affect responses to illness, treatment and discharge plan.

Identify barriers and plans for intervention to overcome or lessen barriers to achieve outcome as evidenced by treatment plan.

Communicate findings, plan to interdisciplinary team and documents assessment, plan and interventions in medical records.

Provide crises intervention and supportive counseling for individuals experiencing a temporary or situational problem.

Assess cases of suspected elder, child, sexual or domestic abuse or neglect.

Comply with required reporting, according to state law and hospital policy.

Refer patients/families to appropriate community agencies for further intervention or counseling such as palliative or hospice services as needed and facilitate family meetings to help with decision making when there is disagreement or lack of clarity around goals of care and plan of care.

Facilitate interactions between staff and DCFS/EPS or other agencies.

Identify patients in assigned caseload with complex social and medical issues through case finding and referral process.

Review caseload with manager to share findings, needs, barriers and progress to discharge.

Evaluate financial assistance needs and eligibility and directs patients/family to appropriate community agencies which can assist in meeting financial needs, or providing food, shelter, transportation or other services.

Maintain a working knowledge of payor reimbursement requirements for post hospital services and community resources.

Demonstrate knowledge of legal rights advance directives and patient rights with ability to counsel/educate patients/families regarding patient rights, decision making and formulating advance directives.

The Must-Haves


Master's degree

Licensed Master Social Worker through the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.


Days (United States of America)
LCMC Health is a community.

Our people make health happen. While our NOLA roots run deep, our branches are the vessels that carry our mission of bringing the best possible care to every person and parish in Louisiana and beyond and put a little more heart and soul into healthcare along the way. Celebrating authenticity, originality, equity, inclusion and a little "come on in" attitude is the foundation of LCMC Health's culture of everyday extraordinary


Touro, at the forefront of medical excellence within LCMC Health's incredible community of care, has been regionally recognized for 165 years as one of New Orleans' most enduring healthcare monuments. It's where babies come from and New Orleanians are cared for. Learn more about Touro and our Leapfrog "Grade A" Hospital Safety distinction

Your extras
  • Deliver healthcare with heart.
  • Give people a reason to smile.
  • Put a little love in your work.
  • Be honest and real, but with compassion.
  • Bring some lagniappe into everything you do.
  • Forget one-size-fits-all, think one-of-a-kind care.
  • See opportunities, not problems - it's all about perspective.
  • Cheerlead ideas, differences, and each other.
  • Love what makes you, you - because we do

You are welcome here.

LCMC Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The above job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. LCMC Health reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

Simple things make the difference.

1. To get started, take your time to fully and accurately complete the application for employment. Incomplete applications get bogged down and are often eliminated due to missing information.

2. To ensure quality care and service, we may use information on your application to verify your previous employment and background.

3. To keep our career applications up-to-date, applications are inactive after 6 months and, therefore, require a new application for employment to be completed.

4. To expedite the hiring process, proof of citizenship or immigration status will be required to verify your lawful right to work in the United States.

Job Tags

Temporary work, Relief, Work from home, Shift work,

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