York, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 71029

Social Services Specialist II - Adult Psychiatric Inpatient York Hospital

Suzanne Wolf
Suzanne Wolf
Sr. Talent Acquisition Consultant

PRN as needed

Weekdays, daytime  hours

 

Job Description:

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  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..
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master's Degree

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