Can a Social Worker supervise an LPN?

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An LPN was hired as an outreach specialist being supervised by Social workers.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

Not really knowing what an 'outreach specialist' does limits the discussion. Can you give some detail on exactly what they are supervising?

nesu0204

nesu0204

40 Posts

They sign up patients to enroll them in a care management program

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

So why are you concerned about having a non-nursing supervisor? You are not working in a nursing role. If you were providing care- then I'd be worried, but you're not.

UTHSC_Bound

UTHSC_Bound, BSN

Specializes in Case Management. Has 8 years experience. 59 Posts

No. Totally different scope. And RNs that case manage actually DO provide care, Mean Mary, especially in outreach

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 45 years experience. 7,899 Posts

8 hours ago, UTHSC_Bound said:

No. Totally different scope. And RNs that case manage actually DO provide care, Mean Mary, especially in outreach

But she's doing sign-up / enrollment work- NOT managing care if I am reading it correctly.

Faby

Faby

Specializes in ER, Med Surg. ICU, Mgmt. Geri. Hme Care. 219 Posts

Why do they hire an LPN if it's just enrolling in the program, anybody can do it. I'm sending there has to be some clinical work involved.

Is the SW supervising a certified Case Manager? I doubt it. It's a low cost program hiring the wrong people.