Medical Social Worker - Part-time Day - Chambersburg Hospital

Chambersburg, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 5843

Position Function: Under the direction of the Director of Discharge Services, using the social work process, works with patients, families, staff and outside agencies to address the psychosocial needs of patients and families. These services would include an assessment of patient needs, development and implementation of appropriate interventions and a comprehensive discharge plan. All services provided are designed to assist the patient/families in coping with physical, social, emotional and economic issues related to their illness, treatment, hospitalization and/or discharge. Post discharge follow-up of the care provided is also an integral part of this position.

Education: Graduate from an accredited school with a Bachelors of Social Work or Social Welfare degree required, and with a Masters Degree in Social Work preferred. Informal Education: As appropriate to maintain current knowledge and skill. Must show evidence of continuing education as related to social work practice skills and/or hospital required in services.

Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required. A minimum of two years social work practice in health care environment or related field, preferred. Must demonstrate knowledge of social work skill sets that include competency in assessment, development of discharge plan, and implementation of that plan and evaluation of services provides. Demonstration of positive interpersonal skills and the knowledge of and ability to relate positively to community agencies is required. Must also demonstrate ability to understand team concept as a member of healthcare team (including physicians, allied health professionals and payers) and provide advocacy role on behalf of patients and families. Proficiency in Meditech, Group Wise, Microsoft Word and other computer application inherent in electronic medical record keeping is required.

Certifications/Licensure: Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a Social Worker or has a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree in Social Work or Social Welfare as defined in PA Act 68.

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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

Diversity & Inclusion

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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

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)