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Licensed Clinical Social Worker

West Greenwich, RI
September 02, 2019

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Alexandra R. Branca


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Education New York University, New York, NY - Masters of Social Work SEPTEMBER 2018

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI - Bachelors of Social Work MAY 2014

Experience Angelic Hospice & Palliative Care - Atlantic City, NJ - Medical Social Worker MARCH 2019 - AUGUST 2019

● Assess client and family factors to estimate capacity to cope with terminal illness and death

● Conduct initial and ongoing psychosocial assessments to determine the needs of terminally ill patients and their families

● Participate in weekly Interdisciplinary Care Team meetings and assists in developing, reviewing care plans, admission and discharge as needed

● Document all services in appropriate charts and records

● Provide social work, grief counseling and bereavement intervention to hospice patients and their families in both home and facility settings. Assist families with challenging end of life decisions and personal care options

Barnegat Rehabilitation & Nursing Center - Barnegat, NJ - Social Worker NOVEMBER 2018 - MARCH 2019

● Developed relationships with residents & families using the strengths perspective to enhance social-emotional well-being

● Advocated for resident & family needs to promote dignity, individuality, and autonomy

● Conducted plan of care meetings involving residents, families, and interdisciplinary team members

● Fulfilled social service Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments and documentation requirements

● Collaborated with residents, families, and interdisciplinary team members to develop individualized, resident-centered care plans

● Facilitated smooth, safe discharge by connecting residents and families with community services and resources

NYU Langone Medical Center - New York, NY - Social Work Intern, Neurosurgery SEPTEMBER 2016 - MAY 2017

● Attended and participated in daily interdisciplinary rounds

● Completed psychosocial assessment and determined patient support systems

● Provided supportive counseling to patients and families during hospitalization

● Assisted in decision making regarding determination of appropriate post-acute hospital care

● Provided education and assistance to patients and families regarding advance directives Certifications Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), 2019 - State of Rhode Island License #CSW02332

Professional Affiliations National Association of Social Workers (NASW), 2014-Present

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