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Social Work Team Leader- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Job ID: 221636
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 a full-time Social Work Team Leader! 


    • ·Support effective Social Work activities; manage performance of Social Work staff and provide them with continuing educational programs/training; collaborate with the Social Work Director to develop efficiency within the department
    • ·Address psychological, social and system issues of complex patients
    • ·Support utilization management activities: communicate with insurers, interdisciplinary care team and Physician Advisor
    • ·Lead discharge planning activities: assure timely coordination of home care, home medical equipment, placements, hospice, community resources, transportation
    • ·Participate in quality data collection and risk management referrals
    • ·The expected weekly caseload of the Social Work team leader is adjusted to ensure achievement of team leader accountabilities


    • PA License (LSW or LCSW) required

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field required, two years of clinical experience required with five years of clinical 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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