Masters of Social Work Degree from an approved program by the Council of Social Work Education. Current social work license from the State of Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners.Familiarity with medical terminology and hospital routine such as would be gained with one (1) year of clinical practice in an acute care hospital. Strong clinical skills of assessment, crisis intervention, counseling and discharge planning. Provides discharge planning services to patient’s families and hospital staff using professional social work practices and skills. Serves as a community liaison and patient advocate to enable them to obtain maximum benefit from health care services.