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Social Worker I MSW-PAH

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Job ID: 210127
Category: Social Work
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: M-F Per Departmental Need

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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?

 FT Social Worker (MSW)!!!!!

Schedule: M-F 

Location: 330 S. 9th Street – Penn Neurology PAH

Department: Neurology 


  • We are recruiting for a social worker for our Penn Comprehensive ALS Center in the Department of Neurology at PAH. The center is designed to provide research-based, comprehensive care for ALS patients and their families throughout the course of their diagnosis. The team consists of experienced providers in multiple disciplines including: neurology, pulmonary, physical and occupational therapy, nursing and genetic counseling. People with ALS who come to Penn for treatment benefit from personalized care throughout the course of the disease. The social worker is responsible for collaborating and coordinating psychosocial support through the complex diagnosis. The individual is responsible for understanding and assisting patients and families navigate biopsychosocial needs related to their diagnosis and through they ALS journey. Professional activities will be carried out in accordance with the code of ethics established by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).


  • Coordinates and collaborates with the various members of the multi-disciplinary team following patient’s initial visit ensuring needs are met following initial diagnosis. Ensures patients and family members have access to all equipment, education and resources that are needed.
  • Collaborates with community resources, behavioral health team and various outside organizations to support patient and family through their journey.
  • Coordinates the discharge planning process to ensure a safe and timely transition from hospital to home, community, or institutional setting.
  •  • Collaborates and cooperates with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to ensure continuity of care.
  •  • Identifies and attends to the psychological needs of patients and families.
  •  • Provides counseling to patients, families and groups.
  •  • Responsible for documentation in the medical record, statistics and reports as required.
  •  • Facilitates legal matters, financial entitlements and complies with grants and contracts when applicable.
  •  • Maintains relationships with community agencies and keeps up-to-date on resources.
  •  • Uses effective interpersonal skills in all interactions
  •  • Enhances own professional development and maintains formal and informal continuing education for self improvement.
  •  • 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


  • Licensed Social Worker preferred

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • 0-1 years Health Care experience in field instruction and/or employment in a health care setting. Required
  • MSW 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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