Medical Social Worker

Minimum Masters degree in Social Work (MSW)

Minimum experience of 2 to 5 years in the relevant filed

The tasks a Medical Social Worker is expected to perform include:

Assisting in solving social and emotional problems of individuals in relation to illness

Acting as a liaison between patients and Physicians, Occupational Therapists and other medical service workers to facilitate treatment

Discussing cases with physicians so that their understanding of patient's social problems is adequate

Visiting homes to assist in preparing proper environment for patients

Attempting to eliminate fears, prejudice and other attitudes that are obstacles to the acceptance of medical care and continuation of treatment

Facilitating effectiveness of treatment or recuperation by assisting patients to regulate their lives

Ensuring that harmful factors such as overwork, strenuous recreational activities, inadequate diet and worries are removed from the patient?s life

Referring the patients to community resources that may expedite their rehabilitation

Participating in research programmes related to medico-social problems

Skilled in ensuring the best interests of the patient are being met

Proficient in ensuring proper patient counselling as well as care planning

Ability to arrange for financial as well as legal assistance if required

Proficient in explaining the nature of the illness to the patient and their families

Skilled in advising the patients in how to effectively deal with their symptoms and treatment

Proficient in serving as a grief counsellor to help patients deal with trauma of experiencing a chronic or actual illness

Ability to assist the patients in solving social and emotional problems of individuals in relation to illness

Knowledge of all the harmful factors such as overwork, strenuous recreational activities, inadequate diet, etc. that can harm the patients in recovery

Not applicable

Attention to detail


Good interpersonal skills

Good communication skills

Good team management skills

Positive work attitude



It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Offices usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from office to office

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA),One Arm and One Leg (OAL),Both Legs (BL), Low Vision (LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 8,000 to INR 16,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Public Administration in India

Public administration in India plays a very important role, not only as an instrument of governance but a mechanism for social change and progress in the country. It not only protect its citizens from internal and external damages, but take an active role in the social, political, economic and cultural development of the country.

Helping in this area of public administration is are social workers. Social workers help people to overcome some of life?s most difficult challenges: poverty, discrimination, abuse, addiction, physical illness, divorce, loss, unemployment, educational problems, disability, and mental illness. They help prevent crises and counsel individuals, families, and communities to cope more effectively with the stresses of everyday life

At present the development sector is largely controlled and managed by the welfare or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)?who are doing the pioneer work towards the overall development of the society. A person with a degree (preferably a Master degree) in Social Work is highly preferred in developmental agencies and NGOs. In other words, it can be said that NGO sectors as well as the development sectors are being dominated by the professional social workers and there is a lot of demand for them. Considering these facts it is safe to say that there will always be demand for a Medical Social Worker for continuous and proper public administration in India



Health care centres

Cities and towns across India