Social Services Case Worker- West Penn

Job ID: J138125
Company: Allegheny Clinic
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: West Penn Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jan 7, 2019

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Description

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Coordinates patient progress toward achieving quality and cost outcomes; mobilizes resources and manages the system in response to current variances according to pre-established standards.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the coordination and completion of post-discharge needs for patients requiring home care or extended care facility services. (40%)
  • Communicates and collaborates with physicians, patients, and outside agencies in the development of the discharge plan in conjunction with the Care Management and Social Work teams for a safe and timely discharge. (40%)
  • Communicates and collaborates with physicians and multi-disciplinary team to ensure appropriate management of resources and to attain patient and individualized goals in an appropriate and timely manner, and in the appropriate setting. (10%)
  • Facilitates group process related to psychosocial skill development. (10%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • BA/BS Degree in Social Work or related field

Preferred

  • LSW or LSW eligibility
  • 1 year experience in a hospital/multidisciplinary health care setting, or at least field placement in hospital social work

Summary

Coordinates patient progress toward achieving quality and cost outcomes; mobilizes resources and manages the system in response to current variances according to pre-established standards.

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