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ChristianaCare is looking for a Full- Time Senior Social Worker to join our dynamic and collaborative team in our Newark location.
To work as a team member of an ambulatory behavioral health practice. To assist patients and families to identify health, social, emotional, and environmental needs and to connect them with available resources/ services through the provision of a full spectrum of longitudinal health and social work services.
Hours- Monday- Friday. No weekends, No On-Call.
Why Work For ChristianaCare
Comprehensive Benefits Package including the opportunity for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Generous PTO Package
Paid Parental Leave
403(b) match and more...
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates as a member of a team, focused on the addressing and improving the behavioral, physical and mental health of a population. Merging all aspects of health into a longitudinal, sustainable solution for health self-management.
Understands and leverages multiple electronic systems including population health/community-based platform(s), electronic medical records, health information networks, state and federal agencies sites.
Provides information on social service programs and state and federal regulations
Works with the patient, family, community, state and federal agencies, inpatient facilities and any other applicable resources, to formulate a plan for support and self-management of behavioral, physical and social health conditions. Gathers and assesses information regarding the patient's physical needs, mental status, family support system, financial resources, and available community and governmental resources. Employs assessment to develop a comprehensive case management plan that will address the needs identified. Determines specific objectives, goals, and measures that are designed to meet the client's needs that have been identified through comprehensive assessment
Provides information about resources and options available in the community and coordinates service delivery.
Interprets patient/family needs and provides information concerning the availability and limitations of resources.
Educates and addresses concerns with service delivery including service gaps and access issues. Links patient/ family with available community and government resources to meet their identified needs. The social worker always assures that the patient is given the choice in regard to agencies and services. Assists the patient and family in all aspects of accessing resources including but not limited to in person accompaniment, assistance with forms, advocating with agencies on their behalf, working with other facilities on support planning.
Screens all clients for their need and desire for social work services. Consults with behavioral health and medical providers, ancillary services, psychiatric facilities, hospital facilities, all pertinent social service providers, legal system and other partners as needed to identify and implement care systems for the client for needs as determined by assessment and client preference.
Participates in outpatient multidisciplinary case reviews, focused on own patient panel as well as patients of other team members.
Provides factual information based on current knowledge of their specialty service, to provide psychosocial support and assist the patient/family in coping with their disease to improve their overall health care management.
Provides specific information on how to communicate with physicians and other medical, social service, legal or other staff to better utilize the resources and increase understanding of the process.
Establishes comprehensive care plans for those patients with longitudinal care needs in accordance with established clinical guidelines, standards, and pathways. Organizes, secures, integrates and modifies the resources necessary to meet the goals stated in the plan.
The social worker will monitor patient care through follow-up with patients, families, and community services.
Represents patient/family by intervening, negotiating and promoting their concerns. Problems requiring advocacy may include individual, race, or class inequities or inadequate and non-existent medical, behavioral health or community resources, i.e., primary care, medication access, substance use disorder treatment, housing, food security, transportation etc.
Maintains pertinent and timely documentation in patient's medical charts and departmental records.
Performs patient/family evaluations and histories. Performs standardized social health assessment and recording of intervention. Provides psychosocial support through individual, group, or family counseling, as needs dictate. Continuously reviews service area for group support needs and opportunities.
Supports the departmental educational and staff development initiatives including supervision of students enrolled in an accredited school of social work.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:
Consistent daily contact with patients, families, psychiatry, psychology and therapy providers and other professional staff from various hospital departments and community agency representatives
Represents the social work role to state, federal, and licensing agencies specific to the review and regulation of the delivery of services by the team of which they are a member.
DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS:
May supervise one student at a given time.
Reports directly to Practice Manager
Works closely with team of clinicians; Psychiatry, Psychology and Therapists
Attends team meetings to review cases
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of 1-2 years of related work experience preferred.
Delaware Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of specialty area including understanding of disease and treatment process and effect of illness on specialty patient population.
Knowledge of the insurance, state, and federal regulations specific to the specialty population which they serve.
Knowledge of resources specific to the needs of the specialty population with which they work.
Knowledge of Social Work Theory and understanding and acceptance of Social Work Code of Ethics.
Knowledge and use of Christiana Care core values: caring, excellence, integrity, leadership, service, teamwork.
Knowledge of Crises Intervention Theory.
Knowledge of Human Behavior and Developmental/Life Cycle Theory.
Knowledge of community resources, state and federal programs.
Knowledge of individual group and family therapy.
Ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Ability to learn and understand medical terminology.
Ability to organize and prioritize (sometimes very heavy) work assignments.
Ability to work with minimal supervision, if necessary.
Ability to maintain flexibility and emotional stability while working under intense emotional, time and volume pressure.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.