$61,419
Avg. Salary
$30.83
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Medical Social Worker with Patient Counseling skills is $30.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Medical Social Worker with Patient Counseling skills is $61,419 per year.

$23.36
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$41.43
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MEDIAN $61,419
$49,487 - $71,278
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$0$82K
Salary $49,487 - $71,278
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,618 - $82,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $23.36 - $41.43
Annual Data $0$82K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,618 - $82,900
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

Job Description for Medical Social Worker

Medical social workers are in charge of completing administrative medical tasks while providing excellent client interactions. They are responsible for interviewing patients and relatives to form a better medical history. They perform the initial contact and complete a background screening before further testing. They document each client visit and report their progress to other medical professionals.

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Medical Social Worker Tasks

  • Coordinate patient interactions from patient care, discharge instructions, follow-up to aftercare information.
  • Negotiate with payers, outreach, family, and third party groups to safeguard patients.
  • Communicate with patients and rehabilitation or care programs to ensure appropriate actions are taken.
  • Conduct psychosocial evaluations and advise clinicians on social work matters.

Medical Social Worker Job Listings

Medical Social Worker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Medical Social Worker in Atlanta:
"Documentation Involved."
Prepare for proper documentation & become an expert on resources.

Medical Social Worker in Hilo:
"Challenging and Rewarding."
Pros: Each day is something new and we have the opportunity to face fresh challenges everyday. The resolution of these challenges eases the challenges of life for our patients and enables them to succeed in a community setting.
Cons: There are limited resources in our community and we often cannot resolve all of the concerns that patients come to the hospital with.

Medical Social Worker in Houston:
Pros: Flexible hours. The number of vacation days.
Cons:

Medical Social Worker in Murfreesboro:
"Hospice Work."
Pros: I love being able to be available to a vulnerable population that is in need of guidance and counseling due to grief. My job is flexible and I enjoy my coworkers.
Cons: I am very much underpaid for the work I do on a regular basis and based on my performance scores.

Medical Social Worker in Grove City:
"Never a dull moment!"
One needs to be proficient in multi-tasking, re-prioritizing throughout the day as necessary and communication with peers, patients, families and management. Those who excel in this job are optimistic people with strong leadership skills and a great deal of patience. Organizational skills are necessary as well.

Medical Social Worker in Northport:
"Work never ends."
Be prepared to provide a lot of case management.

Medical Social Worker in Downers Grove:
"Grueling Work, Frantic Pace, Must Keep Track Of Details"
Hospital Social Work seems to pay better than community social work. However, in some hospital institutions Social Workers are more tolerated than welcomed. Furthermore, the rest of the Social Work field may some times look down on Medical Social Workers as the duties in medical are seen as different than mental health or community social work. In medical social work your client contact is short-term, concerned primarily it's about discharge planning. It is a frantic pace and patients must be moved out, so, don't make early evening plans as you might not get there on time. You can't just walk out at 5:00 PM if there are still patients who need to leave. You will likely have to work occasional weekends and/or carry a pager after hours. Social Workers who can do this job can work fast, keep track of details in the midst of constant interruptions, change priorities but still keep track of things and be a good manager of time.

Key Stats for Medical Social Worker

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
10-19 years
89%
20 years or more
11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 22%