Kenyatta University Hospital Medical Social Workers Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta University Hospital Medical Social Workers Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify environmental impediments to client or patient progress through interviews and review of patient records in the hospital.

  • Utilize consultation data and social work experience to plan and coordinate patient care and
    rehabilitation, following through to ensure service efficiency in the hospital.

  • Refer patients or family to community resources to assist in recovery from mental or physical illness and provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement or education in the hospital.

  • Engage patients in individual and group sessions to help them deal with social challenges facing them in the hospital and the communities.

  • Monitor, evaluate, and record client progress according to measurable goals described in treatment and care plan in the hospital.

  • Organize support groups or counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with various and assist them to overcome dependencies, recover from illness, and adjust to life within and without the hospital.

  • Investigate cases of child abuse or neglect cases and take authorized protective action when
    necessary, within or without the hospital.

  • Plan and implement programmes to combat social problems, prevent substance abuse, or improve community health and counseling services within and without the hospital.

  • Ensure National Hospital Insurance Fund related paperwork and record keeping for patients is up to date for
    use in the hospital.

  • Develop, implement and/or advise on social policy and assist in community development within
    and without the hospital.

  • Conduct social research to advance knowledge in the social work and thus enhance the effectiveness and efficiency in medical social work within and without the hospital.

  • Provide clinical research and training to students in the medical social work of the hospital.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Mental health from a recognized

  • Registration with the relevant regulatory or professional body.

  • Proficiency in computer applications.

  • At least two (2) years’ working experience as a Medical Social Worker in a reputable hospital or any other relevant experience.

    Soft Skills Required

  • Communication skills.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Observational.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Compassionate skills.

  • Listening skills.

  • Team player.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenyatta University Hospital Medical Social Workers Jobs in Kenya

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