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Huntington, New York, United States
December 05, 2017

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Patricia Klare

East Northport, NY


Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Medical Social Worker

Northwell Health - Manhasset, NY

August 1989 to August 2017

I have had an extensive amount of experience working with diverse patient populations in the health care field. My most recent experience has focused on acute neurological patients and inpatient psychiatric patients. I have also had extensive experience working with the palliative care patients, ventilator dependent patients, and geriatric patients. In working with these populations, I have developed a large knowledge base regarding resources available to these populations, as well as established a wide range of facility and agency contacts.

# Interview patients and families to assess psycho-social issues, and supply them with the appropriate resources.

# Provide support to patients and families around issues of sudden and chronic illness, new diagnosis and disability.

# Provide education and support to persons in crisis.

# Assist patients and families to better understand the hospital process from admission to discharge.

# Provide referrals to appropriate community agencies and educate patients and families regarding these services.

# Develop a psychosocial assessment of newly admitted psychiatric patients through interview with patient, family, and collaterals.

# Utilizing the treatment team process involving patient input develop an appropriate discharge follow up plan for patient.

# Create referral for pts out -patient follow up and secure appointments.

# Assist with the discharge planning assessment for the appropriate level of post hospital care (SNF, Rehabilitation, Outpatient Services, and Home Care).

# Educate patients and families on the appropriate post hospital care needs including agency or facility type available to patient and explain the referral process.

# Screen patients for any financial benefits/entitlements for which they may be eligible.

# Assist the homeless population with housing issues and make referrals to emergency housing and the shelter system as needed.

# Screen and counsel patients admitted with inclusive diagnoses of alcohol and or drug abuse issues. Refer to appropriate rehab programs as needed.

# Provide on call coverage to the emergency room weeknights and weekends 1 week per month.

# Educate patients and families on Advanced Directives, and assist in the completion of health care proxy, living will and DNR.

# Document all contacts with patients, families, and any agencies associated with patient’s case.

# Have strong knowledge base regarding referrals to child and adult protection agencies

# Evaluate and counsel victims of domestic violence and or sexual abuse. Educate victim and refer to appropriate agencies.

# Provide on call coverage for the emergency room as scheduled. Additional Knowledge and Experience

# Extensive knowledge of guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. Social Worker

Queens Hospital Center - Jamaica, NY

August 1986 to July 1989

# Interviewed all new patients, opened substantial risk cases and develop a data base.

# Develop and comprehensive and working discharge plan for all patients in need of home care or facility placement.

# Provide referrals for needed services i.e. home care, Medicaid, drug and alcohol treatment and housing.

# Provide linkage to community resources.

# Assist in discharging patients to nursing homes or other appropriate facilities.

# Provide patient and family counseling in times of crisis.

# Secure transportation and supplies for patients upon discharge and for outpatients receiving dialysis.

# Provide concrete services in the emergency room as needed.

# Supervised two caseworkers

# Attend interdisciplinary rounds

# Advocate for patients when in need of conservator or guardian. Psychiatric residence couselor

Long Island Council Of Churches - Rockville Centre, NY July 1984 to August 1986

# Provide linkage to concrete services

# Liaison between clients and SSI, SSA, DSS and other social services.

# Develop individual program plan for each client upon admission

# Discharge responsibilities included review, evaluation, and referral to appropriate placement and a six-month follow-up

# Provide crisis intervention in acute episodes of emotional and psychiatric distress

# Provide education and support in activities of independent living.

# Responsible for contact with hospital staff whenever client was hospitalized. Education

MSW in Social Work

Adelphi University - Garden City, NY

January 1985 to May 1986

BSW in Social work / Minor Psychology

Concordia College-New York - Bronxville, NY

September 1980 to May 1984


computer programs i.e. Canopy, ACM, Allscripts, and Sunrise literate (9 years), Insurance Verification / Authorization Knowledgeable (10+ years), Counseling (10+ years)



November 2014 to November 2017

"R" Certified (reimbursement)

Student Intern Field Instructor Certified

Have supervised MSW level students in medical and psychiatric field placement. Additional Information


LCSW, New York State Education Department 2004

CSW, New York State Education Department 1988

MSW, Adelphi University School of Social Work 1986 BSW, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY 1984


Certified to supervise MSW students

Trained as a Family Communicator in anticipatory mourning

“R” Certified

Chairperson of the Student Education Program 2015 -2016 Developed teaching tool and competencies for new workers.

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