Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
The average salary for a Medical Social Worker is R278,500
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Medical Social Workers?
An early career Medical Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R238,832 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Medical Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R236,000 based on 4 salaries.
What Do Medical Social Workers Do?
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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- 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.