Lancaster General Health Social Worker in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

7521 Primary Care-Care Management

Supervisory Organization

Primary Care-Care Management

Grade

G13

Summary

Social Worker

This position is located at Norlanco Outpatient Center in Elizabethtown, Pa

Full-time, 1.0 80 hr per two weeks working Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm no weekend/holidays or on call

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SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Social Worker . The Social Worker evaluates the psychosocial needs of patients considered to be at high risk by identifying emotional, social and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or life situation. This position will work closely with a defined multi-disciplinary team including physicians and advance practice providers, a care manager, and clinical staff to formulate, develop and implement case management goals for the identified patients.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

● Facilitates social service contacts and develops treatment plan in coordination with social service resources.

Facilitates family and relational counseling in relation to social, psychological, financial and other issues which are present upon admission or as part of the discharge planning process

● Assists patient and family to understand and carry out medical recommendations and solve problems that interfere with treatment care plan.

● Assists patients and families in areas of resource planning. Develops and maintains relationships with a wide variety of community agencies and facilitates communication between these agencies and patients, families and clinical personnel.

● Acts as a patient advocate. Investigates and reports adverse occurrences, and performs staff education related to resource utilization and psychosocial aspects of healthcare delivery.

● Identifies psychosocial issues that are present and provides recommendations for treatment and care after discharge. Follows complex/non-routine cases to facilitate coping with hospitalization and discharge planning

SPECIFIC EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) required.

  • Two years of social work experience

PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years of hospital social work

This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at http://lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/ a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at https://www.pennmedicine.org/ is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare) . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:

5 Star Rating on Medicare.gov Hospital Compare

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at https://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/pennsylvania-pa/lancaster-general-hospital-hgst7169e6a6390100

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A

US News List of High Performing Hospitals at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/lancaster-general-hospital-6231120

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