Team-oriented Healthcare Social Worker with strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local agencies.
Specialized training in grief counseling
Hospice Social WorkerSep 2011 to Current Pruitt Health Hospice － Atlanta, GA
Community Partner for Kaiser Permanente-Home Based Palliative Care program Provide psychological assessment, Hospice education, and emotional support for hospice patients, their families, and support systems Perform Hospice and Palliative* case management within metro Atlanta area according to CMS guidelines Coordinate, assess, and implement Hospice care plans to reflect patients' Goals of Care Participate within interdisciplinary meetings and evaluate the appropriateness of patient admissions, discharges, and utilization of services Interface and Advocate within financial and insurance providers regarding patient and family benefits Identify and refer patient and family to appropriate social and community resources.
Medical Social WorkerDec 2008 to Sep 2011 Grady Health System － Atlanta, GA
Conduct psychosocial patient assessments within ICU and Step-Down Units Consult within multidisciplinary meetings for discussion, education, and determining goals of patient care Coordinate discharge planning for intensive care and step-down intermediate critical unit patients Schedule and facilitates family meetings with the patient's families and multidisciplinary medical team Interface with financial, medical, social resources for patients as needed Create, assess, and document patient's psychosocial impact of discharge development and anticipated care needs Communicate daily with healthcare professionals, insurance, and admission staff for patient continuum of care Initiate point of contact for family and primary medical team Provide customer services and active listening to patients', patient's families, and professional liaisons during hospitalization.
Social Service CoordinatorJul 2007 to Jul 2008 Golden Living Center － Lawrenceville, GA
Orientate residents and families to long-term care environment and facilitate adjustment upon admission Develop social history, social assessments, and care plans that pertained to significant problems, needs, and goals related to residents' nursing care Participate in interdisciplinary care plan meetings with facility administration Document resident's progress in relation to their individual care plan according to Medicare guidelines for Long Term Nursing Care model Organize and facilitate family meetings to promote dialogue, education, and support among family members, nursing staff, and facility administration Provide counseling for resident and resident's family as needed Educate the Senior residential community about Resident's Rights, facility features and services, and other social topics Coordinate transportation for resident's medical appointments Assist residents in community resources referrals for continuum of care.
Ellis Street Women & Children Shelter － Atlanta, GA
NASW Student Lobby Day － Atlanta, GA
Anti-Prejudice Consortium － Atlanta, GA
United Way Organization- Enchanted Closet － Atlanta, GA
Education and Training
Master of Science2007Clark Atlanta University
Bachelor of Science, Social Work2005Georgia State UniversityGPA: Cum Laude
Hospice Social WorkerSep 2011 to Current Pruitt Hospice
Medical Social WorkerDec 2008 to Aug 2011 Grady Health System
Social Service CoordinatorJul 2007 to Jul 2008 Golden Living Centers
benefits, Case Management, CMS, interpersonal skills, counseling, customer services, customer service, discharge planning, emotional support, features, financial, Hospice, Hospice care, insurance, listening, long-term care, meetings, Nursing, Palliative Care, patient care, progress, quality, social services, transportation