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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 5:23 PM

At Chippenham Hospital, one of the largest facilities within HCA, the nation’s largest hospital system, we provide the full scope of healthcare services. With 466 beds, we specialize in heart care at the Levinson Heart Hospital and emotional and mental health services through the Tucker Pavilion. Our ER is also a state-authorized Level II trauma center and we offer Central Virginia’s only Pediatric ER staffed 24/7 by pediatric-trained ER nurse and physician specialists.
Levinson Heart Institute, located within Chippenham Hospital, cares for more hearts, valves, veins, and arteries than any other health system in Central Virginia. Opened in 2003, Levinson was the first heart hospital in Virginia. For more than a decade, physicians and hospital teams have worked tirelessly to build the region’s premier cardiac care center, proving that experience matters when you’re dealing with the complex cardiovascular system.
The Social Worker will support Left Ventricular Assist Device Program (LVAD) and will assist in the coordination of selected patient care needs with a focus identified in each element description, as follows:
  1. *Provides initial and ongoing psychosocial assessments for patients/families having complex psychosocial needs and/or medical complex diagnosis.
  2. *Collaborates with the Advanced Heart Failure team and develops treatment goals and plans intervention that assist the patient and family to resolve psychosocial concerns that may arise as a result of illnesses, engagement in high risk social behaviors (i.e. substance abuse), limited finances and/or physical disabilities.
  3. *Provides crisis and supportive counseling to enhance the patient’s and family’s problem solving and coping skills. Counsels patient/families regarding advance medical directives.
  4. * Educates patients and families to the patient’s needs post discharge and informs them of the alternatives available to meet those needs.
  5. * Collaborates with community agencies to provide services to assist with housing, financial, transportation, psychosocial, educational, home health, and home medical equipment needs of patients/families post discharge.
  6. * Documents social work assessments, treatment goals, interventions, outcomes, and discharge plans in the patient’s medical record congruent with departmental policies.
  7. * Provides ongoing education for the other members of the health care team related to ethical, psychosocial and discharge planning issues.
  8. * Maintains current knowledge of trends related to mechanical circulatory support/heart transplant social work health care issues through attendance and active participation in continuing education and professional organizations.

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