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Medical Social Worker, Home Health, Hospice

Location:
San Dimas, California, United States
Salary:
35.00
Posted:
May 25, 2018

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Theresa C. Venzor

*** * ******* *** *** Dimas, Ca 91773

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ac5l6r@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

Extensive years of experience in the field of Medical Social Work, working in Acute Care hospital settings as well as Hospice and Home Health.

EMPLOYMENT

Mental Health Counselor-Internship August 2017-Present

Ontario-Montclair School District Ontario, CA

16 hours/week

Provide mental health services in a school based setting with children, youth, and adults. Conduct clinical assessments for children, youth and adults, including use of CALFAS. Utilize the DSM 5 for diagnosing mental disorders. Develop treatment plans and establish therapeutic goals collaboratively with clients and their parents. Provide individual therapy using a variety of clinical interventions including play therapy, art therapy, CBT and other forms of interventions. Complete all documentation following Medi-Cal standards and HIPPA safeguards.

Medical Social Worker- Paid October 2014-January 2018

Citrus Valley Health Partners Covina, CA

Inter-Community Hospital 40 hours/week

Provide direct Social Services to patients and families in the Medical Surgical Unit and the Transitional Care Unit. Complete psycho social assessments for high risk patients, complete homeless assessments, crisis interventions, attend/facilitate family conferences. Assess for any ethical concerns and refer to ethics committee as indicated. Member of the Palliative Care team. Identify patients who can benefit from Home Health and Hospice care. Assist with discharge planning. Advocate for the needs of the the dying, mentally ill and the sick. Provide referrals to community agencies for continued care. Complete mandatory reporting to adult and child advocacy agencies when appropriate. Provide patients and families who have limited access to medical care with current information/resources for health care coverage. Attend weekly interdisciplinary team meetings.

Report to Manager of Social Services

Medical Social Worker- Paid April 2005-October 2014

Citrus Valley Health Partners West Covina, CA

Queen of the Valley Campus 40 hours/week

Provide direct Social Services to patients and families in the Emergency Department and Acute Care Units. Complete psycho social assessments for high risk patients. Complete homeless assessments. In-service nursing staff on mandatory reporting/advance directive/community resources. Crisis interventions, complete initial discharge planning assessments. Identify patients who can benefit from Home Health and Hospice. Advocate for the needs of the dying, mentally ill and the sick. Mandatory reporting to adult and child advocacy agencies. Referrals to community agencies for continued care. Liaison between community agencies and Emergency Department medical team. Refer patients and families with limited access to health care to appropriate resources, provide information on recent programs for health care benefits.

Report to Manager of Social Services

Discharge Planner- Paid November 2001-April 2005

Citrus Valley Health Partners West Covina, CA

Queen of the Valley Campus 40 hours/week

Implement new discharge planning program and processes throughout the hospital. Train discharge planning staff to complete discharge planning assessments with patients and families. Complete discharge planning assessments on Medical Surgical Unit. Communicate discharge plan to medical team, attend daily multidisciplinary team meetings, refer patients to appropriate after care resources. Order all durable medical equipment. Advocate for the needs of patients and families.

Report to Manager of Social Services

Home Health and Hospice Social Worker- Paid February 2000-November 2001

Citrus Valley Health Partners West Covina, CA

Home Health and Hospice 40 hours/week

Provide direct Social Services to patients and families in their home settings. Complete psycho social assessments, refer patients to community agencies, educate patients and families on their health plan benefits. Facilitate communication between patient and patient’s medical providers. Educate patients on the stages of grief and loss. Attend weekly multidisciplinary hospice team meeting. Crisis interventions.

Report to Director of Home Health and Hospice

Medical Social Worker-Paid June 1998-February 2000

Citrus Valley Health Partners West Covina, CA

Queen of the Valley Campus 20-30 hours/week

Providing direct Social Services for patients and families in various units. Complete psycho social assessments, facilitate family conferences, advocate for the health care needs of the patients. Crisis intervention.

Report to Manager of Social Services

Medical Social Worker-Paid March 1991-April 1998

Garfield Medical Center Monterey Park, CA

40 hours/week

Provide direct Social Services to patients and families in the Maternal Child Health Units/NICU, the Emergency

Room, the Acute Care Units and the Rehabilitation Unit. Complete psycho social assessments, crisis

interventions, facilitate family conferences, patient/family counseling. Referrals to community agencies.

Medical Social Worker-Paid November 1989-March 1991

Kimberly Quality Home Health Care Monterey Park, CA

(contracted to work at Garfield Medical) 40 hours/week

Providing direct Social Services to patients and families, discharge planning, and crisis intervention.

Report to Director of Social Services

Children’s Social Worker Trainee-Internship September 1988-May 1989

Children’s Sexual Abuse Program Co-Facilitator

Los Angeles County Department of Children’s

EDUCATION

Candidate for Master in Social Work (MSW) May 2019

California State University Long Beach

Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) May 1990

California State University Long Beach

SKILLS

Bilingual-Fluent in speaking and reading in Spanish.



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