Provides discharge planning assistance, supportive counseling and advocacy service to assigned patients and their families.
Assesses patient's social services and discharge planning needs and their ability to provide for those needs following
Identifies situations indicating possible abuse, dependencies, growth and development problems, and sexual orientation issues
and follows up appropriately.
Provides support to patients and families coping with illness and hospitalization.
Makes recommendations regarding needs of patients and suggestions for providing more effective comprehensive care and
social work services.
Refers patients to appropriate community agencies for concrete services following discharge.
Provides assistance to patients and families requiring complex and comprehensive discharge planning.
Screens patients in critical care areas weekly.
Provides intervention for high risk patients as indicated.
Recognizes possible cases of abuse and refers to appropriate agencies for investigation and follows-up as appropriate.
Coordinates and administers social work student intern programs.
Documents all assessments, referrals and interventions in the patient's medical record.
Maintains monthly statistics with regard to patients served and completes monthly report.
Receives formal in-service on all CentraState Nursing Care Facilities including Level of Care and admission criteria.
Liaison to CentraState Nursing Care Facilities and monitors referral process and volume.
Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) or in the related fields of Guidance and Counseling, Human Services, Marriage and Family Counseling, Psychology, Sociology, and Vocational/Disability Rehabilitation, from an accredited college or university.
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in New Jersey required.
Minimum of two years experience in medical social work strongly preferred.
Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.
CentraState Healthcare System is a private, not-for-profit health organization dedicated to excellence, offering the full circle of health and wellness for our community.
The organization is comprised of the following facilities:
CentraState Medical Center – an acute-care medical center licensed for 284 beds. The medical center became a teaching hospital in 2005 with the launch of its' ...Family Medicine Residency Program in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Also in 2010, the hospital was re-designated with Magnet status for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association.
Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus – a 171,000-square-foot outpatient center opened in 2007 that is home to the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, a new Fitness and Wellness Center, OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center, Thomas J. Blanchet Cardiac Diagnostic Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Center for Sleep Disorders, Integrative Health & Preventive Cardiology Program, several private physician offices, Liberty Café, and a conference center.
Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center - offers a variety of health education and fitness programs for adults and children, support groups, and health screenings to the community, schools, and businesses. Its Student Health Awareness Center provides programs specifically designed for students and faculty.
Three senior living communities:
Applewood Estates – a lifecare retirement community that completed a $38-million expansion in 2007. The community now includes 380 independent-living, assisted-living and skilled-nursing apartments, and 20 independent-living cottages, along with a new promenade, performing arts center, formal dining room, and other enhancements.
Monmouth Crossing – Freehold's first assisted living community, providing 76 apartments (94 beds).
The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center – a skilled-nursing facility licensed for 123 beds that accommodates short- and long-term stays.
SeniorsFirst - Community-outreach program that serves more than 14,000 members in Freehold and surrounding towns.
Family Medicine Center – a free-standing office about a quarter-mile west of the hospital providing community health services and serving as home to CentraState Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program.
CentraState Healthcare Foundation – CentraState’s charitable division. It recently completed a $10-million capital campaign to support the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus.
Community Advisory Council - Under the auspices of the CentraState Healthcare Foundation, it identifies and targets the specific health needs of the various central New Jersey communities.
We are in the center of it all . . .
Located in Monmouth County in central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System has been an integral part of the attractive, culturally diverse, and thriving community of Freehold since 1971. Within close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, CentraState is nestled in a suburban setting just a 20-minute drive from the Jersey Shore.
Freehold, the county seat, offers an impressive array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment, in a picturesque blend of country and urban living. Nearby Red Bank provides art galleries, live theater and an art cinema, as well as the landmark Count Basie Theater and new Two River Theater. Enjoy your favorite musical performers at the nearby PNC Bank Arts Center.
Good schools and a variety of housing options make Monmouth County a great place to raise a family. And who can resist the New Jersey coastline, with its outstanding park system and abundance of recreational activities? Discover why historic Monmouth County is an attractive place to live and work…and how CentraState is in the center of it all.