When you join Lee Health as a Medical Social Worker, you'll
enjoy getting involved to continuously improve your skills.
The social work practice that occurs in hospitals and other
health care settings to facilitate health, prevent illness and aid
physically ill patients and their families to resolve the social
and psychological problems related to the illness. Social work also
sensitizes other health care providers about the social
psychological aspects of illness. The Social Worker provides
clinical coordination and therapeutic interventions through
assessment, coordination, referral and Interdisciplinary planning
for high risk population. The Social Worker also links people to
systems that provide them with resources, services and
opportunities to achieve and maintain maximum functioning. Acts as
a Social Worker Field Instructor for BSW/MSW students. Provides
counseling and support to patients and families regarding
adjustments to disease process and illnesses.
Degree/Diploma ObtainedProgram of StudyRequired/
Minimum Years RequiredArea of ExperienceRequired/
At least 1 year social work experience in medical or healthcare
setting. Emergency department requires 2 years social work
experience in emergency department or healthcare setting.
State of Florida Licensure Requirements
Preferredand/orACM (Accredited Case Manager)RequiredorNACCM
(National Academy of Certified Care Managers)Required
Case Management Certification, ACM or NACCM after 3 years
employment (time exception provided for unsuccessful attempts).