Licensed Social Worker

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Salary: Commensurate with experience

A prestigious acute care hospital in the greater Philadelphia area is seeking a full time, dedicated Licensed Social Worker to join their case management team. The LSW in this position will work closely with families and care-givers to provide patient education, make referrals to other services needed and utilization review to ensure appropriate benefits and the best clinical outcomes. The LSW will also provide comprehensive treatment and coordination of care from pre-admission to discharge, including some post-discharge follow-up. The ideal candidate will have inpatient acute care experience and will have worked with all ages and populations. This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with other team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to evaluate patients’ medical or physical conditions and to assess client needs and treatment plans
  • Advocate for clients or patients and intervene in crisis situations
  • Refer patients and family members to community resources to assist in recovery from mental and physical illnesses
  • Plan discharge from hospital to home or to another healthcare facility
  • Modify treatment plans as patients’ statuses change to accommodate needs
  • Collect information about clients regarding their background, needs and progress
  • Complete documentation in a timely and professional manner

Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Social Work Master’s Degree program
  • Pennsylvania Social Work License
  • 1+ year of Inpatient Acute Care experience required
  • Discharge planning experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Cerner and All Scripts is a plus