Provide Your Patients with the Education and Support they Need!
A renal social worker is a support person for patients both before and after they start dialysis. Social workers are highly educated and trained to help patients and their families. Utilizing great case management background skills, they provide support in all areas of our patients lives including emotional, financial, career, lifestyle adjustment and more.
Social workers help patients adjust to life on dialysis. Informing patients about kidney disease and their treatment options (dialysis and kidney transplant) helps them understand what is happening to their bodies so they can make informed decisions about their care.
Our social workers possess great teamwork skills, as they work with other members of the dialysis team to coach them about the emotional aspects of dialysis, and how to interact with patients and fellow teammates in a positive and professional way. They also assist their teams by presenting an accurate picture of all the patient’s needs, so informed decisions will be made regarding the patient's health and well being.
Some of the benefits our social worker teammates enjoy are:
• Autonomy and flexibility in setting their schedules
• Full time and part time position possibilities
• No call and no weekends
• Personal satisfaction in providing concrete delivery of services to our patients
• Long careers with DaVita being the norm