Senior Social Worker (Weekend Incentive Plan)

Job Requisition #: JR55081

End Date: 10/31/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Case Management/Social Worker

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening

Apply Now

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To assist patients and families to identify social, emotional, and environmental needs and to connect them with available resources/ services through the provision of a full spectrum of discharge planning and social work services. The successful candidate will work 12 hour shifts both Saturday and Sunday three out of four weekends 8am to 8:30pm.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the patient, family, and other members of the health care team to formulate a discharge plan that provides the patient services in the appropriate post-acute care setting. Receives updates and guidance regarding Utilization Management from appropriate UM staff to assist with length of stay coordination.
  • Determines specific objectives, goals, and measures that are designed to meet the patients' needs that have been identified through assessment. The plan will be action-oriented and time-specific including collaboration with utilization management to manage length of stay.
  • 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.
  • Screens high-risk patients and consults attending physicians regarding potential discharge planning problems identified as a result of this process.
  • Provides factual information based on current knowledge, to provide psychosocial support and assist the patient/family in coping with their disease to improve their overall health care management. Educates the the patients and families regarding various symptoms and consequences related to specific diseases, conditions and hospitalization.
  • In accordance with established clinical guidelines, standards, and pathways, establishes a comprehensive discharge plan for those patients with post-acute care needs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited graduate school of Social Work.

Licensed MSW required by January 31, 2021.

Two years of social work experience in an acute care setting preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

CCM required within 18 months of eligibility

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

Delaware Photo
Our Region

A Great Place To Live

Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?
Flower

We Serve Together

For the Love of Health

Apply Now