Case Management Social Worker - Ephrata - Case Management Operations - PRN (As Needed) - No Holidays!

Ephrata, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 53128

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Case Management Social Worker

 

PRN (As Needed) - Day Shift (Monday through Friday) - No Holidays!

 

Potential On Call

 

 

General Summary:

 

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:

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Interacts with the interdisciplinary team in the development of the discharge plan addressing the patient’s/family’s psycho-social support.
  • Coordinates family meetings. Assists patients and families in navigating the healthcare system.
  • 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).
Required Skills

 

  • Bachelor's Degree (Must be degreed in social work or social welfare per PA Act 68 of 2008)
  • Social work license in Pennsylvania Preferred
  • Clearance per Child Protective Services law (11 P.S. 2201) amended by PA Act 33 of 1985
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Basic computer skills
Required Experience

 

  • 6 - 12 months
  • Hospital social work experience preferred

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 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.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

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.

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