Penn Medicine Princeton Health is seeking a PRN Social Worker to join the team.
Perform activities to meet patient’s and families’ needs in a manner that optimizes the discharge planning process and facilitates post-hospital continuity of care. Provides counseling, education and support interventions that enhance patient’s and families’ ability to cope with physical, emotional and environmental problems.
Some job functions and duties will include, but not limited to:
1. Assesses patient’s and family’s psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope.
2. Intervenes with patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; advocates for patient and family empowerment and independence to make autonomous health care decisions; accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs.
3. Provides intervention in child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, guardianship (temporary/ permanent), foster care, adoption, mental health placement, advance directives, adult/elderly abuse, child protection and sexual assault.
4. Serves as a resource person and provides counseling and intervention related to treatment decisions and end-of-life issues.
5. Participates in discharge planning activities for complex patients, in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-discharge care providers.
6. Intervenes with families exhibiting complex family dynamics that impact directly on patient care and discharge.
7. Communicates with members of interdisciplinary team regarding the discharge planning status of assigned caseload.
• Masters of Social Work from graduate school of social work approved by the Council on Social Work --Required
Related Work Experience
• Preferred 1 year hospital social work or related health care experience.
• Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required; professionalism essential
• Adhere to social work values and practice standards outlined in NASW Code of Ethics.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required, computer skill, teamwork approach
• State of New Jersey Social Work License required.
• National Case Management certification preferred
This position may include weekends, evenings and holidays.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.