Social Worker (MSW)- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania- Transplant Specialty- Full-Time
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?
The HUP Transplant team is looking for a Social Worker to join the team!
- Responsible for psychosocial support on selected patient populations and collaborates with the unit/ service CM/SW team for discharge planning and contributing to the patient's treatment plan through and understanding of social, psychological and/or environmental needs related to the impact of illness and need for hospitalization. Professional activities will be carried out in accordance with the code of ethics established by the National Association of Social Workers.
- Coordinates and collaborates with the unit/ service CM/SW staff around the discharge planning process to ensure a safe and timely transition from hospital to home, community, or institutional setting around follow-up community behavioral health services. Collaborates with the behavioral health interdisciplinary health care team to ensure continuity of care and support services to patients and families. This includes a AP and psychiatrist assigned to the MEND program. Identifies and attends to the psychological needs of patients and families. Provides counseling to patients, families and groups. Responsible for documentation in the medical record, statistics and reports as required. Maintains relationships with community agencies and keeps up to date on resources. Uses effective interpersonal skills in all interactions. Enhances own professional development and maintains formal and informal continuing education for self-improvement.
- LSW preferred.
Education or Equivalent Experience:
- Master of Social Work (MSW): Required
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