Social Worker - Comprehensive Care (Fulltime - Days/Evenings)
Lancaster General Hospital
7050 Comprehensive Care Ryan White
Comprehensive Care Medicine
HOURS: Fulltime, day shift and evening shift. No on-call, holidays, or weekends.
Comprehensive Care is a family practice providing HIV treatment to people living with HIV and prevention services for those at high-risk of acquiring HIV such as men who have sex with men, patients on Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), gender identity minorities, and those with opioid use disorder.
SUMMARY: Assess the psychosocial needs of patients and families and provide information, support, counseling, Care management, and referrals to appropriate resources. Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and other professionals to maintain continuity of patient care for all patient populations
FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
- Completes a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of patients and reports findings to families, physicians and other healthcare providers as appropriate.
- 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
- Obtains sufficient medical information regarding individual patient by interviewing patient, family, healthcare team, and others to determine patient needs, resources available in order to execute discharge planning.
- Documents care activity in patient charts according to department policies and procedures.
Posted on 10/30/2019
- Master’s degree from an accredited school or program in Social Work required.
- Two (2) years of social work experience required.
- Two (2) years of hospital social work preferred.