Social Worker - LECOM Health

Social Worker

Millcreek Community Hospital

Millcreek Community Hospital, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is currently hiring a Full Time Social Worker/ Case Manager.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Interviews patients and family members to obtain information about home environment, family relationships, health history, and patient’s personality traits.

Evaluates data gathered in terms of the medical plan of treatment, available social service programs, and plans a pertinent therapy program that will provide each patient with maximum benefit. Assists patients and families to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations. Utilizes resources to help patient resume life in the community or to learn to live with the disability. Interprets nature of illness and prescribed course of treatment to patients and families.

Communicates family issues to other staff members. Participates in planning conferences. Assists in developing discharge and post-hospital care plans. Collaborates with other hospital programs and community agencies with which patients and families are involved.

Prepares and maintains required documentation on each case. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops. Attends meetings as required. Screens all inpatient admissions for possible discharge planning needs. Represents hospital on various boards and organizations in the community. Provides supervision to social work interns from area colleges and universities. Completes PA600 Medical Assistance applications when appropriate. Provides consultation and co-signs medical records for Millcreek Community Hospital’s intermediate care facility, Millcreek Manor. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Membership of the Stroke team includes mandatory hours of education annually specifically related to diagnosis/assessment and management of acute stroke/ cerebrovascular disease.

Minimum Experience: Clinical experience