Highly motivated, team oriented professional with experience with various populations and ages, working in multicultural settings with a commitment to racial equity and a focus on the impact of social determinants of health. Specializing in trauma, crisis intervention, integrating health care teams. Unique ability to work as a team player as well as create, negotiate, lead, and maintain meaningful relationships. Have been integral member of different primary care teams working in many different roles within many different settings.
Medical Social Worker Intern
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, KY 2017-2018
Collaborate with other professionals to evaluate patients' medical or physical condition and to assess client needs and treatment planning.
Advocate for clients or patients to resolve crises.
Refer patient, client, or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and to provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education.
Counsel clients and patients in individual and group sessions to help them overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life.
Counsel clients or patients with substance abuse issues.
Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan.
Maintain client records.
Plan discharge from care facility to home or other care facility.
Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records.
Interview clients to gather information about their backgrounds, needs, or progress.
Evaluate potential problems in home or work environments of clients.
Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting the client or patient.
Counsel family members of clients or patients.
Utilize consultation data and social work experience to plan and coordinate client or patient care and rehabilitation, following through to ensure service efficacy.
Develop treatment plans for patients or clients.
Oversee Medicaid- and Medicare-related paperwork and recordkeeping in hospitals.
Complete documentation required by programs or regulations.
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