Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker - MSW
Job ID: 643306
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight
Shift: Day
Facility:
Department: POP10 MED General Internal
Location: 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
The Clinical Social Worker - MSW is responsible for providing complete psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, individual, family, group, bereavement and end of life counseling, and timely and appropriate discharge planning based on known or anticipated needs.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team patients and families and relevant community resources to develop and implement an individualized plan of care.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment that includes social, economic, cultural, and behavioral factors, history of child, elder or domestic abuse , prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, and all other available resources.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of reimbursement systems, the ability to educate patients and families regarding payer requirements/coverage for post-hospital services and the ability to effectively advocate on behalf of the patient to obtain authorization.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice, maintaining respect for confidentiality and freedom of choice as outlined by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Demonstrate expertise in accessing social systems by providing resource-specific information to patients/families, initiating contact with resources and facilitating the patient's/family's ability to accept referrals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel, and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients.
  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care, discharge planning, advance directives and end of life care.
  • Follow the guidelines of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • Monitor and evaluates plan, options and available services to effectively meet the patients' needs. Reassess the plan of care as status changes at a minimum of every 1-3 days.
  • Provide accurate, timely, and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Utilize the modalities of crisis intervention, brief goal directed therapy or other therapeutic counseling methods.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work required from a graduate school approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience preferred, preferably in an acute care hospital or other health care entity.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Licensed Social Worker (LSW) -Current / active Social Work License required or successful pass of the social work licensing exam within 9 months of employment.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $19.49 to $31.92

Union Position: No

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