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Social Worker

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Job ID: 145479
Category: Social Work
Work Type: FT
Location: West Reading, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 27, 2022
Work Schedule: Variable

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Penn 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 Social Worker provides and documents individualized social work assessment, care planning, intervention and outcome evaluation for patients in the ambulatory practice setting.


  • Works within the scope of practice as designated by the individual’s state board of Social Work
  • Demonstrates competence in the assessment, treatment and care within age specific guidelines
  • Utilizes office guidelines for telephone triage. Speaks with provider if call is outside their scope of expertise
  • Interview patients and relatives to obtain social history and assist patients with maximum benefits from medical care
  • Obtains patient medical coverage in order for the patient to receive the maximum services from insurance companies
  • Communicates observations, facts and comments to physician or requesting agency
  • Assists in the case management of patient health services delivery
  • Coordinates transportation and special care services
  • Documents patient observation in patient medical charts per practice protocol
  • Assist and facilitates completion of medical forms requested by agencies
  • Establishes positive relationships with hospital departments (e.g. central registration, pre-admission testing, hospital social services, etc) and outside agencies to ensure care and services for patients
  • Explores patient home situation and need for community services/home Health referrals
  • Assesses patient financial circumstances in order to pay for medical services


    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Bachelor of Arts or Science (Required)
    • social work or social services; major concentration in health care or social work field, such as counseling, teaching, social work, psychology 0-1 years Prior clinical experience with social work services in acute care facility; Prior coordination and facilitation of Medicaid/Medicare support programs and counseling services 1+ years Related outpatient experience preferred

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    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.

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