My social work years of practice have uniquely prepared me to work within the needs of all the Marshfield Clinic population with a focus on the Oncology population.
Education/support group development
Social Worker-BSW, 01/2017 to Current Marshfield Clinic – Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States Part of the total healthcare team to help meet the straightforward social, economic and emotional needs of patients and families. Conduct bio/psycho/social assessments with patients to aid in identifying the needs, wishes, motivation and strengths of the patient as a participant in their healthcare. Coordinate referrals and patient care needs for health services in the home and community. Primarily work with a combination of child and adult populations.
Hospice Social Worker, 07/2006 to 01/2017 Ministry Home Care-Hospice – Marshfield, WI Specialized in end-of-life care by working with ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity; family ans support networks; multidimensional symptom management; bereavement; interdisciplinary practice; interventions across the life cycle; and navigating health care systems.
Medical Social Worker, 10/1993 to 03/1994 Mary Washington Hospital – Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States Carried out case management duties throughout the hospital setting to provide quality discharge planning ans psychosocial care during and post hospitalization.
Medical Social Worker, 06/1989 to 10/1993 Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital – Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States Referral coordination for post hospital care. Collaborated with interdisciplinary teams for wrap-around care. Facilitated support and education groups on subjects including: cancer survivorship, coping with cancer and advance directive planning.
BSW: Social Work, 1989 UW-Eau Claire - Eau Claire, WI