Healthcare Social Workers


Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
Also called: Clinical Social Worker, Dialysis Social Worker, Medical Social Worker, Social Worker

Knowledge:

    Health
  • therapy and counseling
  • medicine and dentistry
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Social Orientation

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS
  • MEDITECH software
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Command Systems ComServe
  • Database software
    Desktop publishing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
  • Microsoft Publisher

Education:

    master's degree
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