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Job Description

Job Title: Senior Social Worker, BSW
Job ID: 69031345
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight, 8 hours, M-F
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: IP Mental Health 3M_3S
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

The SR. Social Worker will 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.

 

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in behavioral health settings, as well as substance abuse. The schedule will be M-F, 8 hours, daylight. 



Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of reimbursement systems, the ability to educate patients and families regarding payer requirements / coverage for post-acute care services and the ability to effectively advocate on behalf of the patient
  • Provides accurate, timely and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate the plan of care, options and available services throughout the hospital stay to effectively meet the patient and family's need. Reassess the plan of care as status changes or at a minimum of every 3 days.
  • Demonstrates expertise in accessing social systems by providing resource-specific information to patients and families, initiating contact with appropriate resources and facilitating the patient / family's ability to accept referrals.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice, maintaining respect for confidentiality and freedom of choice as outlined by the Code of Ethics by the National Association of Social Workers as well as the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  • 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.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment that includes social, economic, cultural, age-related and behavioral factors, history of child, elder or domestic abuse, prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, family and social support systems and all other available resources as appropriate to the clinical situation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients.
  • Collaborate effectively with the healthcare team, patients and families and relevant community resources to develop and implement and individualized plan of care.

 

Qualifications

  • BSW with a minimum of 3 months experience in a medical setting, can be field experience
  • OR BA/BS in Social Sciences with a minimum of 1 year in a medical setting or community agency with knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid. 
  • MSW preferred.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

    UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $16.99 to $27.16 / hour

Union Position: No

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