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Social Worker - MSW

  • Job ID: 614035572
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65869 POP18 PEDS Adolescent
  • Location: 3420 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24 to $36.02 / hour

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health is hiring a Social Worker for our site located in Oakland, PA. The behavioral team includes licensed social workers, licensed clinical social workers, and Master’s level social work trainees. This role primarily involves behavioral health assessment and care coordination embedded in an integrated model of care.
A fast-paced hybrid clinic providing primary care and specialty care including gender affirming care, sexual and reproductive health care, substance use treatment, and behavioral health. Community outreach services include but are not limited to justice involved youth and unstably housed youth. 
Supervision hours for those pursuing an LCSW

Why UPMC? We are seeking Social Workers that are willing to be part of a growing team.

  • Supervision hours for those pursuing and LCSW 
  • Motivated to work with diverse and high-risk populations
  • Embraces diversity in culture and ethnicity and recognizes the importance of Racial Equity in healthcare
  • Willingness to learn in an integrated health model and assimilate into a dynamic health care team
  • Drive to grow both professionally and clinically through individual and group supervision
  • Ability to conduct a Bio-Psycho-Social assessment and provide appropriate care coordination.
  • Knowledge/experience working with a multi-disciplinary team 


Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • Acts as a mentor to social work students and/or serves as a field instructor to MSW students.
  • Successfully utilize therapeutic counseling methods such as crisis intervention, psychosocial support, brief goal-directed therapy, CISM and/or other appropriate therapeutic methods that may be appropriate to the clinical situation.
  • Provides accurate, timely and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • 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 to obtain authorizations for continued care as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel, and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients with the ability to understand complex dynamics related to the clinical situation.
  • 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 needs. Reassess the plan of care as status changes or at a minimum of every 3 days.
  • 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.
  • Collaborate effectively with the healthcare team, patients and families and relevant community resources to develop and implement and individualized plan of care.
  • 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 including actively participating in the guardianship process when appropriate.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • MSW degree from a CSWE accredited School of Social Work required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Current / active Social Work License required or successful pass of the social work licensing exam within 9 months of employment.
 

  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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