Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker (H-S)
Job ID: 690442
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00-4:30
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Social Services
Location: 5701 Phillips Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

Description

Senior Communities is hiring a Social Worker at our Heritage Place Location!

 

Are you looking for a rewarding career in social work where making a difference is important to you? Do you see yourself as a compassionate person with a desire to carry that compassion into your work-life? Then apply with us today!


Provide brief problem focused assessments, psychosocial support to include end of life and bereavement services, and timely and appropriate discharge planning based on anticipated needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate effectively with the healthcare team, patients, families and relevant community resources to develop and implement and individualized plan of care. Monitor and evaluate plan, option, and available services to effectively meet the patient's needs and support the transition and use of the continuum of care. Reassess the plan of care as status changes at a minimum of every 1-3 days.
  • Complete a brief problem focused psychosocial assessment that may include any of the following: social, economic, cultural, age-related and behavioral factors, history of child, elder, domestic abuse, prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, family and social support systems, and all other available resources.
  • 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 knowledge of reimbursement systems, the ability to educate patients and families regarding payer requirements/coverage for post acute services and the ability to effectively advocate on the behalf of the patient to obtain authorization for post-acute admission.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, support, and effectively intervene with patients based on their medical and psychosocial needs as part of an overall plan of care or at the time of a crisis the patient may experience.
  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to assist their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care, discharge planning, advance directives and end of life care.
  • Maintain knowledge of federal, state, local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs; demonstrate ability to access social systems and assist patients/families in making informed decisions regarding recommended resources/referrals.
  • Provide accurate, timely, ongoing, and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.

Qualifications

B.S. degree in Social Work (BSW) required.

Experience in a skilled nursing facility is highly preferred.

Case management experience and ability to multitask is preferred.

Experience in an acute care setting preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $17.11 to $28.43

Union Position: No

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