Social Worker I - Adams Health Center Oncology Program - Part-time, Days

Gettysburg, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 61416

Position Summary:

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Supervisor-Social Work, plans, organizes and implements social work services for
patients and families.


Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
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

Must have Bachelor's degree in Social Work

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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

Know, Respect, Include

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

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)