THOMAS P. CRAVENS
200 Martinson Avenue, Westby, Wisconsin 54667
(608)6321103 (608)6342028 email@example.com
*Collaborate with Patients, Caregivers and Interdisciplinary Team for Assessment of Discharge
Needs and Development of Care Transition Plan *Assist Patients and Caregivers with
Emotional Support for Overcoming Healthcare Challenges *Facilitate Guidance for Patients and
Caregivers with Understanding of Medical System *Ensure High Quality of Healthcare Services,
Focusing on Patient Choice *Increase Rapport with Area Providers of Healthcare Services
*Expand Access and Knowledge of Local and Regional Resources
●14+ years social work experience with people from variety of social, cultural and gender statuses
●Adept advocate for patient choice, access to healthcare services, and caregiver wellbeing
●Skilled translator of complex situations into language understandable for patients and caregivers
●Competent practitioner of patientfocused, collaborative medical discharge procedures
●Proficient utilization of teamwork for solutions of complex problems
●Advanced facilitator of group, and individual meetings with staff, caregivers and patients
●Qualified organizational skills and flexibility to manage multiple competing priorities
●Strong computer skills for concise, professional and timely documentation
●Cognizance of HIPAA privacy laws, NASW Code of Ethics and medical terminology
●Active participant in relevant trainings and collaboration with local, regional agencies
●Expeditious coordinator of patient referrals to local and regional resources
Licensed Social Worker, State of WI, 5/1999Present
HOPE (Hospice, other Palliative Experts) of Wisconsin, 1/200712/2014
Vernon County Coalition of Advanced Care Planning, 1/200712/2014
Social Worker VMH Center for Hospice Care, Viroqua, WI 1/200712/2014
●Collaborated with patients, family/caregivers multidisciplinary team for best care.
●Supported patients, family/caregivers, with coping, grieving, and end of life care.
●Assisted in resolution of cultural, family, spiritual conflict, and challenges.
●Facilitated admissions to hospice in collaboration with VMH Hospice staff.
●Bereavement support given for families of family members receiving hospice care.
●Visited patients at home and other places of residence, including skilled nursing facilities.
●Provided strengthbased case management, focused on patient and family choice.
THOMAS P. CRAVENS, continued
Professional Experience, continued
Social Worker VMH Patient & Family Services, Viroqua, WI, 1/200711/2014
●Member of multidisciplinary team, assisted in transition planning of hospitalized patients.
●Provided support for patients and caregivers with transition transition of care planning.
●Rapidly developed collaborative discharge plans focused on patient and caregiver choice.
●Translated complex situations into language understandable for patients and caregivers.
●Initiated transitionplanning with VMH clinics to reduce risk of rehospitalization.
●Advanced rapport with local and regional healthcare resources.
Social Worker WI Department of Corrections, Boscobel, WI, 12/1999 – 1/2007
●Developed treatment plans with inmates and multidisciplinary staff in state prison.
●Member of multidisciplinary team, reviewed placement, progression in programming.
●Facilitator of the groups teaching inmates to make crimefree choices.
●Participant in multidisciplinary team to resolve challenging behaviors by inmates.
●Taught and provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefing to staff.
Education and Training
Facilitator, Motivational Interviewing, La Crosse, WI, 10/2014
Certified Facilitator, WI Department of Corrections, Black River Falls, WI, 8/2000
Certified Truthought Corrective Thinking Practitioner, La Crosse, WI, 6/1999
Bachelor of Science, Social Work, Winona State University – Winona, MN, 12/1998
Internship, Gundersen Health System – La Crosse, WI
Bachelor of Arts, History, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, WI
President, Westby Lion’s Club, 3/2012Present
Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, 20102014
Volunteer informal pet therapy, Old Times assisted living, 1/2015present
Member of executive committee, Prayer House of WI, Viroqua, WI, 11/200811/2012
Eagle Scout/Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America
References available upon request