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Social Worker - MSW

  • Job ID: 355528938
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday-Friday
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Home Health HHC
  • Location: 1050 Industrial Blvd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.62 to $30.94 / hour

Description

UPMC Western Maryland is looking to add a dedicated Social Worker to their Home Health Team! The Social Worker is responsible for providing patients with quality care by connecting them to community resources, coordinating transportation, and other home helath services. The Social Worker will coordinate appropriate discharge planning based on known or anticipated needs in conjenction with other team members.

UPMC is excited to offer a Sign-on Bonus to eligible candidates.

  • $6,000 sign-on bonus with a 2-year work committment.


Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate the plan of care, options and available services 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 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.
  • Provides accurate, timely and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Acts as a mentor to social work students and/or serves as a field instructor to MSW students.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • 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

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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Active MD Social Work License required. Must be supervised by LCSW-C. LCSW's must have at least 2 years of SW experience under the supervision of a LCSW or LCSW-C

  • Driver's License
  • Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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