Location: US:PA:Enola Work Type: Full Time FTE: 1.00 Shift: Day Hours: 8 Hour Shifts
Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center brings acute inpatient medical services to communities in Cumberland, Perry, and York counties. The facility, features 108 private inpatient beds and an attached outpatient medical office building.
The Social Worker, as part of an interdisciplinary team, including the patient/family, physicians, nurses, therapists and payers ensures that the patients progress in the acute episode of care through post discharge and is quality driven while being efficient and cost effective.
The incumbent interacts with patients, family members, healthcare professionals, and community and state agencies in this effort.
The Social Worker serves as a liaison between the hospital and community agencies or facilities for the exchange of clinical and referral information. The Social Worker identifies high risk patients from a psychosocial/financial perspective, assesses the psychological needs of patients and families and provides information, support, counseling, care management, and referrals to appropriate resources.
The Social Worker works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to ensure patient needs are met and care delivery is coordinated across the continuum. The expertise of the Social Worker is sought to resolve psychosocial patient care issues and to develop and implement a complex patient transition/discharge plan.
The Social Worker performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. Practices within the patient safety guidelines. In addition, the Social Worker conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of the organization.
Master's Degree in social work required.
Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:
Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
Matching 401K retirement plan
ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:
We are proud to possess a vibrant urban area surrounded by small town rural communities which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Harrisburg Symphony, Allenberry Resort & Playhouse and The Chambersburg Community Theater, museums, Jubilee Day (oldest 1 day street fair on the east coast), farmer's markets and some of the finest dining in the region. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, skiing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears, the Washington Nationals AA Baseball's Harrisburg Senators, and the Williams Grove Speedway. South Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as the Poconos's, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City, Pittsburgh, and the eastern shore.
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