Job Description

Job Title: BSW/MSW Case Manager - Care Cord
Job ID: 33283921
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Case Management
Location: , Altoona PA


The Case Manager - Care Cord will provide psychosocial assessments for any/all patients. Assume responsibility for discharge planning activities for all inpatients, and for any outpatients with an identified need.


  • Ability/Knowledge regarding documents necessary for placement and coordination of services for patients.
  • Able to handle on-call situations, respond to trauma, outpatient clinic needs etc.
  • Review of Medical Record and patient/family interview to gather appropriate information for comprehensive assessment.
  • Appropriate, timely and comprehensive documentation on the Medical Record and interdisciplinary form.
  • Document appropriate and required information in Canopy Software according to Department Guidelines.
  • Ability to deal with: End of life issues; Maternal child; Drug and Alcohol; Trauma; Ethical issues.
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate resources for patient care.
  • Works closely with hospital attorney and physicians as required.
  • Serves as a patient/family advocate.
  • Effective and timely discharge planning.
  • Active participation in multi-disciplinary care planning team.
  • Assume responsibility for monitoring, obtaining signatures and documenting in Canopy, the Important Message from Medicare.



  • Bachelor's degree in Social Work from a college or university accredited by the council on Social Work Education required. 
  • Master's degree in Social Work preferred.
  • Will consider a Masters Degree in Social Work in lieu of a Bachelor's degree on Social Work.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience required. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


Salary Range: $18.03 to $28.90 / hour

Union Position: No

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