Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Questions for an ER social worker?
I've invited a visitor to speak to our class on April 5, my sister Kim Oliver. She practices social work in an Emergency Room in Missouri. She'd welcome any advance questions/comments you might provide regarding her work there. Please post them in the replies section below.
Kim Oliver, Boone Hospital Center, Columbia MO
Emergency Department Social Worker
· Provide social work services to patients in crisis within a multidisciplinary medical team.
· Create individualized evaluations that address psychiatric, geriatric, protective services, hospice, home-health, mental health counseling and support. Offer appropriate community referrals and follow up care as needed.
· Attend and participate in multiple community organizations on behalf of ED.
Scope of Practice:
EDSW practice is guided by patient need and in collaboration with the medical team. a timely social work assessment, intervention and practice encompasses but is not limited to:
Access to Health Care
Alcohol & Drug Related
Information & Resources
Support & Counseling