• Clinical Social Worker

    Job Location US-PA-Greensburg
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/7/2019 10:50 AM)
    Shift Type
  • About Us

    Allegheny Health Network (AHN) has partnered with Emerus, a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of emergency, inpatient, and diagnostic medical health care and the nation's first and largest operator of micro-hospitals.  From the moment a patient walks through the door, a team of exceptional medical professionals take charge, treating patients with speed, compassion and expertise.  Our state-of-the-art hospitals are fully accredited and provide highly individualized care.  We have created a special place where patients can expect the highest level of care when every second counts right in your neighborhood.

    Position Overview

    The Social Worker is responsible for performing social work assessments and interventions as needed for inpatients, emergency department patients. As a member of multidisciplinary health team, they perform comprehensive assessments and develop treatment plans that integrate the medical, social and resources issues that impact individual patients, families and at-risk populations.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Assist in post-acute placement on complex discharges.
    • Engagement of appropriate agencies or community resources when high risk patients are identified.
    • Coordinate discharge planning when consulted.
    • Monitor and update discharge planning resources.
    • Establish and maintains professional relationships with physicians, nursing staff, county agencies, community resources, patients and families.
    • As part of Care team, facilitate decisions and communications regarding post-acute care.
    • Maintain regulatory compliance with CMS Conditions of Participation.
    • Professional responsibility for knowledge of community resources related to social work scope of service.
    • Knowledge of contemporary behavioral and systems relevant to health care; neglect or violence; community or financial resources for underserved or vulnerable populations.
    • Maintaining appropriate up to date resource lists and provide to all market hospitals.
    • Maintain patient health information privacy at all time.
    • Excellent customer service and presentation skills are a must.
    • Ability to work independently as needed with a high degree of detail orientation.
    • Willingness to be a valued member on a team with an inspiring mission.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Other Job Functions

    • The incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
    • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative, effective working relationships.
    • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively in oral, written and electronic formats.
    • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking abilities with proactive decision-making and negotiating skills.
    • Demonstrate professional organizational skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Master’s degree required
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required
    • One (1) year hospital clinical social work experience required
    • Hospital discharge planning experience required.
    • Position requires fluency in English; written and oral communication.


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