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Job Description

Job Title: Social Worker - BSW (UPMC Wellsboro)
Job ID: 774372224
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 3pm-11pm
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors
Department: CONTINUING CARE
Location: 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro PA 16901

Description

Are you a Social Worker who is passionate about delivering the best care possible? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Answer your calling while building your career at UPMC Wellsboro! We offer various opportunities for personal skill-building, professional development, and continued education. This position is primarily second shift, working from 3 p.m. - 11 p.m, with a primary focus is on Behavioral Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse. If this sounds like an opportunity that meets your interests, we invite you to learn more and apply today!

Summary:
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:
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides accurate, timely and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW - BASW) degree required from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $21.26 to $31.88 / hour

Union Position: No

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