Case Management Social Worker - Good Samaritan Hospital - Days

Lebanon, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 62579

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

  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).
 

Qualifications

  • Must be degreed in social work or social welfare per PA Act 68 of 2008
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 6 - 12 months
    • Pref Cert/RegistrationSocial work license in PA
    • Req Course(s)/TrainingClearance per Child Protective Services law (11 P.S. 2201) amended by PA Act 33 of 1985
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree
  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills; basic computer skills
    • Able to maintain confidentiality; Able to act in a professional manner; Maintains job competency
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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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

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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)