Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Location: US:PA:Hershey Work Type: Full Time FTE: 1.00 Shift: Day Hours: 8:00a - 4:30p, occasional weekends/holidays
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team to maintain continuity of patient care for identified patient populations from admission to discharge, utilizes appropriate criteria for inpatient care and plans timely discharges. Provides emotional support to patients and their support systems in managing complex medical conditions in an inpatient setting. Responsible for crisis intervention, individual, family, group, bereavement, and end of life counseling. Actively participates in designing and implementing institutional programs/initiatives to improve patient access to the medical center resources, quality of care, cost reduction efforts and patient satisfaction.
Masters of Social Work degree from a Council of Social Work Education school of social work with 1 to 2 years effective experience required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Ability to establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with internal and external health professionals.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to use problem solving techniques to achieve desired results and effective change.
Ability to function effectively in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
Ability to organize, prioritize, and time manage responsibilities.
Basic computer skills with effective keyboarding abilities.
Minimum of two years of acute care case management/social work experience.
Knowledge of PC based computer software (Cerner, Navihealth/Curaspan).
Current social work licensure in Pennsylvania.
Certification in case management from a nationally recognized organization.
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