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Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker-WCA
Job ID: 722066673
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 04:30pm, Rotating weekend
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: Case Management
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

The 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.


This position will have a schedule of Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM with rotating weekends as needed. The starting rate for this position is $18.22 prior to crediting for any applicable experience beyond the minimum qualifications, the dress code is business casual and parking is provided. The preferred candidate will have experience in acute care and will have strong communication skills to be able to communicate with patient families and internal departments.  

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 an acute care setting preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $15.65 to $24.93 / hour

Union Position: No

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