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Social Worker- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania- Full-Time

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Job ID: 198582
Category: Social Work
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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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?


HUP is looking for an MSW candidate to join the Social Work team! This is an ambulatory position with the Rheumatology Division focusing on individuals with Lupus. 

    • Ongoing communication with interdisciplinary care team
    • Assessment of patient and family
    • Discharge planning activities: coordination of placements, referrals to hospice; linkage to community resources, assistance with transportation; financial counseling
    • Support and counseling to patients and families
    • Quality data collection and risk management referral


    • Discharge Planning
    • Completes timely and detailed assessment of patient and family social, emotional and/or discharge needs and health care benefits
    • Develops and facilitates specific plan to address problems and/or concerns identified by patients, families and health care team
    • Identifies and consistently documents delays; elevates issues appropriately
    • Effectively communicates discharge plan with patients, families and health care team
    • Documents ongoing assessments and plan of care in patient record (Canopy and SCM)
    • Successfully assists patient in moving to the next level of care with transfers to home, agencies, and facilities and with referral to appropriate community resources
    • Participates and drives accountability in daily interdisciplinary meetings
    • Quality Improvement and Risk Management
    • Collects and submits data as indicated
    • Communicates with service line / clinical effectiveness team members
    • Identifies and appropriately communicates risk management issues
    • Works with department leadership to develop and implement solutions to issues identified by the Case Management and Social Work Department
    • New Technology / Computer Systems
    • Keeps current with all Penn Medicine systems (MedView, EWebHealth, Penn Medicine Safety Net, SCM, EPIC, etc.)
    • Incorporates technology into daily assignment (Outlook, All Scripts/Canopy, CERME, ECIN, I drive, Internet)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Master of Social Work (Required)

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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