Social Worker - Wellspan VNA

Chambersburg, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 53375

Position Summary:

 

***Position will be based in Gettysburg and will serve Chambersburg, Waynesboro & Franklin County***

 

 

General Summary:

 


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.


Required Skills

Note: Must be degreed in social work or social welfare per PA Act 68 of 2008

 

 

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

 

 

Minimum Experience

1 - 2 years of Home Health experience

 

 

Pref Cert/Registration

Social work license in PA

 

 

Req Course(s)/Training

Clearance per Child Protective Services law (11 P.S. 2201) amended by PA Act 33 of 1985

 


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

Central Pennsylvania offers an idyllic blend of small cities and towns-including Lancaster, York, Gettysburg and Lebanon-surrounded by welcoming suburban neighborhoods and pristine rolling countryside. Our communities are conveniently situated within a short drive of major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono Mountains to the north. Here you'll find affordable home prices and living costs. Plus, there's an outstanding selection of schools, nearby colleges and universities.

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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