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Home Health Social Worker

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.This position works collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team to assure high quality medical social services in accordance with physicians orders and the agencys program and policies. Services are provided in the patients place of residence. - Assess the social, emotional, environmental and economic factors related to the patients illness and plan of care, which may impede or interfere with the patients ability to implement or comply with the treatment plan. - Responsible for the development, implementation and timely revision of the MSS care plan in coordination with the multi-disciplinary team and the medical plan of care. - Counsels and assists patients and their families to understand, accept and implement the medical treatment plan. - Provides information, referral, coordination and advocacy as needed to assist patients and their families in obtaining social services, which will maximize their response to treatment and enhance their compliance with the medical plan of care. - Assists patients and families in resolving personal and environmental difficulties, which predispose towards illness or interfere with the implementation of the medical treatment plan. - Assists the physician and other members of the treatment team in assessing and understanding the significant social and emotional factors related to the patients health problems. - Accurately documents evaluations, observations and interventions pertaining to patient care and services provided within two working days, and submits documentation in a timely manner. - Participates in patient centered unit meetings. QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM) EDUCATION: Masters Degree from a School of Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or other related field accredited by the Council on the Social Work Education School of Social Work. Current, valid professional license to practice social work in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: One-year social work experience in a health care setting. WORK SCHEDULE: Primarily day shift with the ability to see patients and families varying evening and weekend hours based on their needs. - - Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Lukes University Health Network, Bethlehem , Home Health Social Worker, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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