To provide leadership and assistance to renal dialysis and transplant facilities in a manner
that supports continuous improvement in patient care, outcomes, safety and satisfaction.
These are programs, agencies or organizations that help individuals remain
employed, retrain for other jobs, or otherwise help achieve the best quality
of life you can.
The ESRD Conditions for Coverage specify that social workers should provide services that maximize the social functioning of the patient [Code 494.80 (a), (13); Code 494.90 (ad) (8)]. Social work efforts to promote vocational rehabilitation, including patients with job retention strategies, making referrals to job training, and employment counseling/placement services are important interventions in trying to improve the social functioning of patients; who are in their prime working years.
Below is the 2012 Vocational Rehabilitation Packet, which contains materials and resources to assist you in your vocational intervention with your patients:
Southern California Renal Disease Council, Inc.
Vocational Rehabilitation Memo
Guidelines for Assessment and Referral to Vocational Rehab
Vocational Rehabilitation Best Practices Checklist
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Program
Vocational Rehabilitation Website Resources
Ticket to Work Program Information
Guide to Working with Your Local Vocational Rehabilitation
California Department of Rehabilitation South Region Offices
... (By County) Listing
Medical Education Institute (MEI)
Keeping Your Job When You Need Dialysis Information
Social Security Administration
Fact Sheet 2012 (English) (Spanish)
Understanding the Benefits 2012
Working While Disabled - A Guide to Plans for Achieving
... Self-Support (English) (Spanish)
Working While Disabled - How Can We Help (English) (Spanish)
Your Ticket to Work (English) (Spanish)
State of Calif. Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation
A Guide to General Services (English) (Spanish)
Blind Field Services
Consumer Information Handbook (English) (Spanish)
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Application (English) (Spanish)
Department of Rehabilitation Click www.rehab.cahwnet.gov