Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker
Job ID: 63556592
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Social Services
Location: 5701 Phillips Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15217

Description

Heritage Place is Hiring a Social Worker!

**Heritage Place is Hiring Nurses**

**Right Next to Oakland, Right On The Bus line!**


 

Heritage Place provides quality health care to its patients and offers a variety of programs that meet their needs. Staff are confident and motivated individuals ready to give a warm welcome to every patient. By providing 24-hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation services each employee works to enhance residents’ quality of life. This UPMC Senior Community is nestled in the diverse and distinguished Squirrel Hill neighborhood of the city of Pittsburgh



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:

 

  • 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.
  • Provide accurate, timely, ongoing, and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

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

Experience in an acute care setting preferred.

Experience in a Long Term Care setting is highly preferred.

Knowledge of medical terminology is highly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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

Salary Range: $17.62 to $29.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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