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Job Information Job #1782: Healthcare in Los Angeles, California

Job #1782: Healthcare

Job Code:#1782

Title:Medical Case Worker I

Job Type:Contract

Job Location:Los Angeles


Job Description:

Essential Job Functions

-Interviews patients, family members, and friends, to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, and personality traits that may have a bearing on the patient's/client's medical and mental health, treatment and recovery.

-Utilizes environmental data gathered in relation to the medical or mental health problems to make recommendations concerning the provision of services that will ensure maximum benefits for each patient/client.

-Performs a variety of direct services such as arranging for ongoing or post-operative care at home, assessing adequacy of home care services facilities, and assisting patients/clients and families in arranging for and accepting nursing home care and extended care facilities.

-Assists the patient/client and family members with environmental difficulties precipitated by the illness by arranging for child care services, for foster home, or by assisting to secure homemaker or attendant care services; develops resources for providing equipment, supplies, prosthetic devices, braces and appliances.

-Keeps informed on community health and welfare resources and the variety of programs offered by each.

-Makes referrals to and works with various public and private health, mental health or other agencies such as the Department of Public Social Services, Legal Aid, Department of Adoptions, Health Department, Free Clinics, Planned Parenthood organizations, Family Service Agencies, and Community Service Centers to resolve patient'/client's personal and social problems.

-Participates in medical rounds and health care team conferences, shares social information, and evaluates the medical and/or mental health status of patients/clients with other health care disciplines to develop the most effective treatment plan for the patient/client.

-Places patients/clients suffering with mental or emotional disorders in board and care homes, intermediate care homes, residential facilities, private hospitals, VA hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities, depending upon psychiatric reports and personal interviews with patient/client.