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Social Worker - BSW

  • Job ID: 157440188
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Community Medicine Incorporated
  • Department: 80751 ZCMS1 Administration
  • Location: 4490 Mount Royal Blvd., Allison Park PA 15101
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.64 to $27.17 / hour

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Community Medicine is currently hiring a full-time Social Worker - BSW to support a primary care practice located in Hampton, PA. This position will work collaboratively with the healthcare team, which include Physicians, Nurses, Medical Assistants, Behavioral Health Therapist and Practice Based Care Manager. 

This position will work a Monday - Friday daylight schedule from 8:00am - 4:30pm.

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

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW - BASW) degree required from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • MSW preferred 
  • Healthcare experience preferred
  • Medical case management experience preferred 
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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