To Rebecca Roman, MSPT, Administrator at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital: Dear Ms. Roman, I am going home tomorrow and well on my way to recovery thanks to you and your staff at Whittier. This is my fifth time at Whittier over the past ten years for three different reasons. In every case the expert care and consideration shown by you and your staff have been the basis for my complete recovery. Dr. Jac and Dr. Turchetta gave me excellent care and understood all my needs. Your nurses were excellent and understanding, especially Lindsey. “Benny” gave me excellent care, as always. She is an angel. Seemingly tough, but oh so gentle. Your nursing staff is excellent and was always there when I needed them. Medical and therapy staff such as, Nii, Moses, Joe, Michelle, Heather, Christa, Joslyn et al were always willing to help. Especially Moses. Larry was extremely helpful with my respiratory needs. Disinfecting & cleaning were constant and established the feeling that the constant protection would assure a quick and uncomplicated recovery. My special thanks to your physical therapists. They all had the same “you can do it so try attitude.” You should be proud of your great team. I am genuinely glad that you are here in case I need all of you in the future. Davis R. B.

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

Home Health Social Worker

Location: Westborough, MA - Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

Category: Home Health

Home Health Social Worker – Per Diem

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provides social work intervention for clients and/or families that have demonstrated a need for such while receiving home health care services.
• Provides necessary support to team members involved in client care.    
• Demonstrates ability to travel to/from patient’s homes, maintaining timely and accurate reports and records.
• Demonstrates respect for patient confidentiality, goals, property and lifestyle.
• Evaluates the client’s psychological status as it relates to the client’s illness and environment.
• Assists the physician and other team embers in understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the health problems of individual clients.
• Prepares clinical and progress notes in timely, accurate manner.
• Participates in case conferences with the health care team.
• Works with the family and/or significant others.
• Utilizes appropriate community resources.
• Participates in discharge planning and inservice programs.
• Acts as a consultant to other department personnel.
• Identifies client and family needs for other home health services and refers for same when appropriate.
• Delegates to/supervises social worker assistants.
• Coordinates a treatment and/or supervisory caseload utilizing grouping of visits per locale, time prioritization, and demonstrating productivity.
• Ensures safety, infection control, and maintenance of equipment in office area and in the patients’ home.
• Participates in the agency’s planning for social service programs and policy formulation.
• Assists with Performance Improvement activities within the departments/hospital to improve patient/staff and quality of patient care, etc.

• Master’s degree from a school of social work accredited by the council on social work education.
• One year of social work experience in a health care setting including age-related competence for pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients as indicated. 
• Current licensure in Massachusetts.
• Knowledge of growth and development across the life span.
• Certification in BCLS of Adult.
• Must have valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
• Working knowledge of therapeutic modalities and community resources.
• Must demonstrate good communications, verbal and written skills.

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