Job Description

Job Title: Medical Social Worker-Home Health/Hospice (Erie area)
Job ID: 737551
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: GL HOS Visit Service
Location: 1700 Peach St, Erie PA 16501


Are you a licensed social worker looking for a part time role in home health/hospice care? Do you enjoy providing one on one care in the comfort of a patients home? His is the role for you! The Medical Social Worker provides age sensitive professional medical social work services including psychosocial assessment, information and referral, advocacy and counseling related to patients illness to patients and families. Provides expertise to the agency in specialty areas. Works independently with minimal supervision.


  • Attend compliance training and adhere to the organization standards of conduct, policies and procedures.
  • Continually develop professional skills by assuming responsibility for on-going continuing education.
  • Develops and delivers individual patient and family clinical services within the context of the psychosocial evaluation and treatment plan in collaboration with the health care team.
  • Evaluates the social, environmental and emotional factors to establish the patient's capacity and potential to cope with problems of daily living and reports results to attending physician.
  • Focus on customer and continually strives to perform the duties of their job in a manner that will result in optimal patient satisfaction.
  • Identify, develop and participate in process improvement opportunities within the home health agency that will enhance the quality of services we provide.
  • Maintains and completes all documentation promptly and accurately including visit assessment on the laptop device or in written documentation within the agency and regulatory standards. Data syncs (transmits) information same day.
  • Perform duties and job responsibilities in a fashion which coincides with the service management philosophy of UPMC/Jefferson Regional Home Health, L.P. towards patients, visitors, staff, peers, physicians and other departments within the organization.
  • Utilizes all appropriate community resources and integrates them into the patient's plan of care.



  • Masters degree from school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education required.
  • Two (2) years in social work experience in hospital, outpatient clinic, medical rehabilitation center or mental health program required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in PA is preferred. Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in OH is preferred. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Driver's License
  • Licensed Social Worker
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

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

Salary Range: $17.17 to $27.09 / hour

Union Position: No

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