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Regional Response Social Worker

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Job ID: 162975
Category: Social Work
Work Type: FT
Location: Lancaster, PA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 29, 2022

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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?


Performs Long Term Care (LTC) and Personal Care Facility assessments through on-site visits and remotely as a member of a Rapid Response team which consists of a Physician, Registered Nurse and Social Worker.


Performs LTC Facility site visits independently or as a member of a team.

Responds to Facility needs within 24 hrs. of an outbreak as part of a Rapid Response Team (MD,RN,SW).

Maintains knowledge/relationships with community health care providers and resources to support Resident transitions as appropriate.

Identifies and provides guidance to facilities regarding resident/staff behavioral health needs/resources.

Conducts training for facility staff so they are better equipped to recognize behavioral health needs of residents and staff.

Provides crisis intervention support including emotional support to staff.

Potential to have phone only on-call evening/weekend; total of 1-2 weeks in 5-month period.

Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures

Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization

Minimum requirements:

Master's Degree in Social Work and 1+ year Social Work experience in a healthcare setting. Valid driver's license, car insurance, and reliable motor vehicle required due to regional travel.

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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