Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services from short-term to long-term care and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you -- passionate, highly skilled and motivated to make a difference.
Join the Genesis family as a Social Services Specialist where you will provide patients/residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being and quality of life. You will accomplish this by collaborating with patients/residents, their family members/significant other and other nursing center staff to identify patient/resident strengths, social, emotional, and mental health needs and then provide, develop, and/or aide them in accessing those services.
*Complete a comprehensive assessment for each patient/resident that identifies social, emotional, and psychological needs and strengths.
*Assess each patient/resident for discharge to ensure an appropriate discharge plan is formulated.
*Educate nursing center staff on the role of the Social Services and the psychosocial needs of the patients/residents and their families/significant others including the problems of aging and disability.
*Conduct patient, family, and staff interviews to ensure Care Area Assessments are completed in accordance with regulation.
*Participate in the development of an interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient/resident that identifies the psychosocial needs/issues of the patient/resident, the goals to be accomplished for those needs/issues, and the appropriate Social Services interventions.
*Deliver therapeutic interventions to assist patients/residents in coping with their transition and adjustment to a long-term care facility including the social, emotional, and psychological needs.
* Facilitate short-term supportive counseling and education to patient/resident and family members/significant others to assist in their understanding of placement and nursing center issues and make referrals to the appropriate Social Service agencies when needed.
We improve the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion!
*We Care Deeply about YOU! Guided by our Core Values, Code of Conduct and Ethics program, we foster a culture of care and compassion. We focus on improving the quality of care through creativity and innovation, honesty and integrity in all we do.
*We Develop YOU! We provide career ladders, education and training opportunities so you can build a long and successful career with Genesis.
*We Appreciate YOU! We value your contributions to the Genesis mission and vision and instill an environment of teamwork and enjoyment in working together. We recognize and celebrate our shared successes.
*We are Committed to YOU! We know you are the vital link between Genesis, our patients and residents! We inspire you to be your best self.
*We Protect YOU! We take great pride in meeting or exceeding CDC and CMS standards. We've acquired and maintained a necessary supply of PPE, including N95/KN95 masks for all who provide care. We have in place multiple testing capabilities including Point-of-Care (POC) testing in every location according to CMS and local guidance.
*Master's degree from accredited school of Social Work or related field is required. *Must possess any certifications/licensures as required by the State of employment to practice in long-term care. *3-5 years of supervised social work experience in health care setting working directly with individuals preferred. *Additional certification such as Geriatric Case Management, Hospice & Palliative Care, Gerontology, Clinical Social Work, Health Care, Nephrology, Mental Health, and/or Substance Abuse preferred.
Position Type: Full Time
Req ID: 382077
Center Name: Heritage Hall North Center
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