The Social Worker will deal with the timely assessment of psychosocial issues of our patients and their families/support systems, while advocating/coordinating a discharge plan, which ensures concurrent appropriate utilization of hospital services, coupled with available community services. He/She will be responsible for assisting, educating and counseling patients, and their support system, in their disease management. Areas such as, but not limited to, medication assistance, living wills, health proxy's, available literature and resources in the community, will be covered by the SW, as needs are identified. The SW will be knowledgeable concerning regulatory standards, ex. JCAHO, ACOS< AHCA etc. and will assist with keeping the department compliant with these standards. Assistance and expertise, with disease support groups and programs at Wellington Regional Medical Center will be on going as needed.