Social Worker

Job ID: J134973
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: West Penn Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Dec 7, 2018

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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Collaborates with all disciplines for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating / documenting psychosocial factors which contribute to patients' illnesses and/or have an impact on continuity of care; scope of services may include, but is not limited to, discharge planning, counseling, crisis intervention, information and referral, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, suspected abuse, psychiatric services and guardianships per regulatory requirements. Services may be provided both inpatient and outpatient.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes and documents psychosocial assessments, intervention, and coordination of care to identified populations.
  • Provides crisis intervention/counseling to identified populations to enhance patient/family coping mechanisms regarding illness.
  • Engages the patient/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team in the discharge process to identify appropriate post-acute resources and community service follow-ups.
  • Provides education to patients/family/significant other and interdisciplinary team regarding psychosocial factors related to illness.
  • Actively participates in those areas of expertise to further enhance the role of social work within the hospital.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • MSW required (current employees may be grandfathered)
  • Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA) clearance may be required depending on location.
     

Preferred

  • LSW or LCSW eligibility preferred depending upon facility requirements.
  • 2 years’ experience in a hospital/multidisciplinary health care setting.

Compliance Requirement: As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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