Case Management Social Worker

Waynesboro, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 69599

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor-Case Management Social Work, plans, organizes and implements social work for patients and families. Works in a team type assignment or Care Continuation Team (CCT) model (Case Management Nurse and Social Worker teams are assigned to physician practices) to address patient care transition needs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Assesses patients/families in need of psycho-social support throughout the patient’s hospitalization and assists patients who require post acute care coordination or community resources referrals. Advocates for patient self-determination and appropriate level of care.
  2. Identifies discharge plan by making arrangements for psycho-social, psychological and practical assistance across the continuum of care. Actively engages the patient and family in the assessment, problem solving and referral process including transfer and discharge plans.
  3. Notifies patient/clinical team of potential referrals, documents on the medical record in a timely fashion: psycho-social assessments, identified plan, barriers, changes and progress toward plan completion. Notifies final outcome and patient satisfaction.
  4. Interacts with the interdisciplinary team in the development of the discharge plan addressing the patient’s/family’s psycho-social support.
  5. Coordinates family meetings. Assists patients and families in navigating the healthcare system.
  6. Performs a variety of functions to address patient’s psycho-social needs with referrals for counseling, community services, protective services, and financial assistance referrals (MA application).
 

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Prepares and presents utilization data analysis as required.
  2. Develops and initiates educational programs regarding utilization management principles.
  3. Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as requested.
  4. 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:
    • 6 - 12 months
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • istrationSocial 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
  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills; basic computer skills
    • Able to maintain confidentiality; Able to act in a professional manner; Maintains job competency
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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. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, was officially formed in 1784. One of its two main towns, the borough of Chambersburg, lies 13 miles north of Maryland, and is known for its "green, safe environment." In the southern part of Franklin County, the borough of Waynesboro sits just two miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line and is known for its rich industrial history.

Franklin County is in the heart of South-Central Pennsylvania where you'll find mountains, lakes, and a picturesque countryside coupled with theater, music, skiing, hunting, fishing, and much more. We're in the heart of America's fruit orchards, so peaches, apples, and lots of other local produce are available close by. The area features local wineries and breweries, along with a vibrant arts scene at the historic Capitol Theatre and Totem Pole Playhouse. Franklin County merges the best of small-town friendliness with easy access to metropolitan areas. (Patient population: 154,000)