Bereavement Coordinator/Hospice, Palliative Social Worker - Full Time - 1.0 FTE

Lebanon, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 64791

Job Description:

Under general supervision, plans, organizes and implements social work services for patients and families.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Interviews patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient's personality traits.
  2. Evaluates data gathered in terms of the medical plan of treatment, available social service programs, and plans a pertinent therapy program that will provide each patient with maximum benefit.
  3. Assists patients and families to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations.
  4. Utilizes resources to help patient resume life in the community or to learn to live with the disability.
  5. Interprets nature of illness and prescribed course of treatment to patients and families. Communicates family issues to other staff members. Participates in planning conferences.
  6. Assists in developing discharge and post-hospital care plans.
  7. Collaborates with other hospital programs and community agencies with which patients and families are involved.
  8. Performs follow-up calls and/or checks with health care and related agencies used after patient discharge.
  9. Prepares and maintains required documentation on each case.
 

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Develops relationships with community agencies, groups, professional affiliations as appropriate.
  2. Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as requested.
  3. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient
  2. population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides
  3. direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  4. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the
  5. impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as
  6. well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  7. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  8. Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  9. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement
  10. and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Must be degreed in social work or social welfare per PA Act 68 of 2008
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • Social work license in PA
  • Required Courses:
    • Clearance per Child Protective Services law (11 P.S. 2201) amended by PA Act 33 of 1985
  • Physical Demands:
    • Occasional standing/walking

Hospice/Bereavement Background Preferred

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)