Medical Social Worker

The medical social worker is responsible for providing assistance with social issues for patient and family. Some essential job functions include the following:

 

  • Assessing the psychosocial status of patients and communicating those findings to the nurse
  • Serving as a liaison between patients or families/caregivers and community agencies
  • Assisting the physician and other team members in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to health problems
  • Participating in case conferences as required.