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Case Manager - Care Cord

  • Job ID: 036141226
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Case Management
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.26 to $29.26 / hour


Case Manager - Care Cord

Fulltime Monday-Friday day shift with rotation and on call


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.



Bachelors Degree in Social Work from a college or university accredited by the council on Social Work Education required.

MSW preferred.

Will consider a Masters Degree in Social Work in lieu of a BSW.

Minimum of 1 year experience required. .

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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