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Social Worker - Home Visits

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Be different. Do what you love.

The House Calls Social Worker is responsible for clinical evaluation and management of patients in a home setting, as assigned by the Primary Care Physician, Medical Director, Hospitalist or Care Manager.

Use your natural gift of education and persuasion to help patients and their families in an outpatient setting deal with a variety of complex conditions.  You will assist our team of providers by acting as a consultant for patients with complex psychosocial needs in the patient’s home.   In this vital role, you will help patients understand their rights and responsibilities, provide counseling and crisis intervention, and assist patients in finding information and referrals to community resources.

If you love patient-centered health care with real relationships inside a company that encourages fun on and off the clock, then DaVita is the place for you.

Essential functions of the Social Worker role will include:

  • Performs in-home psychosocial evaluations of patient's physical, social and emotional functioning.  This may include financial and family support as needed.
  • Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate Davita, Inc.’s commitment to our mission and values.
  • Develops a treatment plan or plan of care in collaboration with the care management team.
  • Provides community resource information and performs referral and liaison activities as necessary for the patient's ambulatory care.
  • Acts as a consultant to patients requiring information on Advanced Directives.
  • Participates as appropriate in weekly patient care rounds for patients.
  • Assists patients and their families with transitions of care out of post-acute care settings for patients with complex discharge needs.
  • Participates on an assigned basis in educational training for employees and providers related to the psychosocial aspects of physical and emotional illness/disability.
  • Acts as a resource to other Social Workers within the organization on difficult to manage cases.
  • Uses, protects, and discloses patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from complex chronic conditions.


Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."

About DaVita Inc.

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of June 30, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,293 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 185,000 patients. The company also operated 127 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group, manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of June 30, 2016 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 760,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVita.com/about.




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  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Master’s degree in a related field.
  • MSW or LCSW preferred.
  • At least one-year experience in a hospital or other healthcare setting, 3 or more years preferred
  • Experience with geriatric or end of life care preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and ability to type 25wpm
  • Deep knowledge of community resources and commitment to innovation
  • Ability to interface effectively with culturally diverse patients and communities, providers, management, and employees of the organizations.
  • Ability to exercise objectivity and good judgment relating to difficult and emotionally-charged situations.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Social Worker MSW
  • Job Function: Counseling / Social Services
  • Location: Malvern, Pennsylvania