Current UPHS employees must apply HERE
Social Worker for Acute Rehabilitation- Per Diem/Days at Princeton Medical Center
Job ID: 183443
Category: Social Work
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Days
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 Acute Rehab Social Worker acts as the over-all care coordinator of each person served, family/support system and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team; to achieve the desired outcomes defined in the individualized plan of care built by the rehabilitation physician. The social worker is knowledgeable about the acute rehabilitation program and is identified by the person served, the family and support system. The social worker perform activities to meet the needs of the persons served in a manner that optimizes the discharge planning process and facilitates post-acute rehabilitation continuity of care. The social worker undertakes a leadership role in advocacy, negotiation, mediation and brokering for the rights and entitlements of the persons served. The social worker provides counseling, education and support programs that enhance the ability of persons served/family to cope with physical, emotional, cultural, religious, lifestyle and environmental changes/concerns.
- Demonstrates knowledge of age related issues that pertain to addiction, illness/disability, domestic abuse, coping, care-giving, bereavement and other psychosocial pertinent issues that impact on patients and families. Available to interact with the person served, the team of the person served, the family/support system and other stakeholders Brings forward to the interdisciplinary team the available financial information to facilitate decision making about the following processes on intake, assessment, service planning, service provision, discharge/transition planning and long-term follow up. Provides age appropriate education to persons-served/families on psychosocial issues, entitlements, community resources and coordinate vocational and/or tutorial services for patients and families as indicated Records social work assessments, progress notes, discharge summaries in an objective, clear and concise manner at all times in patients’ medical records in accordance with appropriate timelines. Assesses the persons-served/ families’ psychosocial needs according to standards.
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.
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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.
Current UPHS employees must apply HERE