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Social Services Coordinator (Sugar Creek Station - Franklin, PA)

Description

UPMC Sugar Creek Station in Franklin, PA is hiring a Social Services Coordinator!

This is a Full Time position working Daylight hours.

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of home health care in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Services has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a true impact in your community where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.



Responsibilities:

  • Works with the RN Care Manager to coordinate appropriate services and resources to ensure admission appropriateness and timely resource utilization according to the Plan of Care.
  • Possesses the ability to obtain and interpret information considering age specific needs.
  • Screens all patients to identify patients with physical, psychological and social needs. Ensures coordination, referral, documentation and follow up contact (as needed) of the discharge plan and communicates to the patient, family and multidisciplinary treatment team regarding the next step in the continuum of care.
  • Evaluates trends in patient/physician/staff satisfaction, makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Provides patient counseling, trauma case evaluation, screening for abuse and crisis intervention as appropriate, including facilitation and coordination of patient/family conferences when needed.
  • Demonstrates commitment to Service Excellence by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely, coordinated and thorough.
  • Maintains awareness of PRO and payer activities, regulatory standards, available community resources and high level of knowledge of professional practice issues.
  • Conducts focused assessment of the behavioral health population. Coordinates appropriate referrals, 302 and 201 commitments and facilitates safe discharge of in-house patients to designated psychiatric settings.
  • Identifies, provides and / or refers patients who need financial counseling and provides assistance as appropriate
  • Resolves potential patient specific avoidable delays and influences operational system changes. Works with the RN Care Manager to monitor and intervene with observation services and continuing medical necessity issues.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or other field related to social work is required.
  • Three years current experience in the acute care setting preffered
  • Current demonstrated competence in appropriate/relevant clinical areas.
  • Further, demonstrated competence in, but not limited to, the following skills: communications, coordination, problem solving/critical thinking, hospitality/public relations, team facilitation/collaboration, conflict resolution, flexibility, creativity, persistency and tenacity. This position typically reports to Director of Care Management


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct