Social Work / Patient Family Counselor - Inpatient Innovation Centers, Registry/ PRN
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Medical and Nursing

Job Info

The Patient Family Counselor is responsible for providing counseling and support for patients, families and caregivers. This includes the development of goals and objectives and the direct provision of care for patient, family, and caregiver.

The Patient Family Counselor will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Patient Family Counselor will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Provide direct patient care as assigned.
  2. Communicate findings to physicians, nurses, allied health and extended interdisciplinary team.
  3. Perform social evaluations including, family dynamics, caregiving abilities, communication patterns, high risk for suicide, neglect or abuse, and plans based on evaluation findings.
  4. Provide crisis intervention when necessary.
  5. Educate interdisciplinary group on special needs related to the cultural differences, learning style, learning limitations, communication style, and roles within the family.
  6. Maintain clinical records on patient, family, and caregiver.
  7. Assist with advanced directives, and/or transitions to next level of care.
  8. Serves on various ad hoc and standing committees as requested.
  9. Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

Reporting Relationships
  1. Reports directly to the Manger, Psychology

Working Conditions
  1. Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.

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