Social Worker II - Heart & Vascular/Ventricular Assist Device Team - Days

York, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 69373

Job Description:

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

The Heart & Vascular Social Worker is a key member of the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) team. Participates with VAD team during pre- implant evaluations for patient selection, as well as continued patient/caregiver support following device implant.

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

  • Notes:
    • Must be degreed in social work or social welfare per PA Act 68 of 2008
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master's Degree
  • Preferred Experience: Advanced Heart Failure patient population; VAD Program
  • Required Courses:
    • Clearance per Child Protective Services law (11 P.S. 2201) amended by PA Act 33 of 1985
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Why WellSpan Health?

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

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)