Social Worker

Lancaster General Health Lancaster , PA 17622

Posted 3 weeks ago

Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center
7672 Oncology Clinical Support

Supervisory Organization

Oncology Clinical Support

Grade

G13

Summary

Social Worker

This position is located in Lancaster , Pennsylvania

Full-Time , 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks working Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with community service and support group requirements outside normal hours into evenings with flexing schedule accordingly.

ATTENTION: Please be aware that, if you are an external applicant, you may need to complete an online assessment as part of the hiring process. This assessment will be sent to the e-mail address that you included in your application. Please note: Some e-mail accounts may receive the assessment e-mail in their junk/spam e-mail. This assessment must be completed within 5 days of receiving it. For more information regarding the assessment, please click HERE.

SUMMARY: Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine is currently seeking a Social Worker for Oncology Clinical Support at the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Center in Lancaster, Pa. The Social Worker Assesses 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 from admission to discharge. Participates in developing and implementing programs and initiatives.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.

SPECIFIC EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE:

  • Master's degree in Social Work

  • Two years of Social Work Experience

PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Two (2) years of hospital social work

This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.


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