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Penn State Health Social Worker (Weekends) (Patient Discharge) in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: PRN

FTE: 0.19

Shift: Days

Hours: 8:00a - 4:00p Weekends

JOB SUMMARY:

Our exemplary team of Inpatient Social Workers are essential liaisons between patient, family, physicians, community, and organizational resources to promote the coordination of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Our Inpatient Social Workers collaborate with physicians, staff nurses, and RN Care Coordinators to determine patient care needs, readiness for discharge, coordinate transitions of care to rehabilitation facilities, or other community based resources. This individual will play a significant role in making connections and referrals to the health agencies, rehabilitation facilities, and other social and governmental departments that would be the best resource in ensuring patient needs are met.

Our team’s goal is always to provide an exceptional patient experience while helping our patients and their families get the resources they need to thrive.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Engaging in timely and efficient discharge planning

Collaborates closely with patient, family, physicians, RN Care Coordinators, therapists, and other members of the multidisciplinary team

Screens new admissions that meet high risk criteria

Completes comprehensive psychosocial assessments and social determinants of health

Builds and maintains working knowledge of in house, community, county, and state resources

Strong verbal and written communication skills

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s Degree in Social Work Required.

American Heart Association “BLS” Provider Required within 6 months of hire

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

Two years’ experience in health care field, familiarity with medical terminology preferred

Experience in dealing with extended care facilities and community healthcare agencies preferred

Working knowledge of insurance coverage, various governmental programs, available community care agencies and long-term care facilities preferred

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Pennsylvania Social Worker Licensure preferred

Case Management Certification (CCM) preferred

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information . If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

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