United Health Services is seeking a Social Worker, MSW to join our Palliative Care department at UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. This position is benefits-eligible.
Shift: Days, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hours per week: 40
Salary range: $28.93 – $44.57 per hour, depending on experience
Social Worker MSW – Palliative Care/Overview
Under the Administrative Director of Palliative Medicine, with opportunities for clinical supervision from LCSW/LCSW-R staff, this position assists with the cognitive and emotional assimilation of diagnosis, prognosis, physical changes, functional loss, and decision making for patients with chronic, serious, or terminal illnesses. Palliative Social Workers provide emotional support that often addresses symptoms of anxiety, depression, distress, and anticipatory grief for patients and their loved ones. Palliative Social Workers routinely demonstrate skills and knowledge of grief, loss, advanced care planning, and e/MOLST with patients and staff. This role functions as part of both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
Participates in and implements discharge planning activities for complex patients to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-discharge care providers. Receives referrals for complex patient problem resolution from care managers and other members of the healthcare team.
Maintains accountability for the completion of the transition of the patient to the next level of care for assigned cases. Revises plan as needed. Updates patient/family as needed. Proactively identifies and resolves delays and obstacles to discharge in conjunction with Nurse Care Manager and Associate Care Manager.
Maintains a working knowledge of financial reimbursement methodology for all payers to identify any financial risk/needs for acute care admission, as well as post-discharge placement.
Maintains knowledge of community resources and keeps a referral directory with updated information of available services and contact information.
Assesses the patient’s and family’s psycho-social risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness, and ability to cope.
Provides intervention and finds resolution for cases suspicious of adult/child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, or sexual assault, requiring guardianship temporary/permanent, foster care, adoption, mental health placement, advance directives, and/or child protection.
Provides supportive counseling and crisis intervention counseling for patients and families as needed.
Master’s in Social Work (MSW)
3 years of postgraduate experience
NYS Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Employee Benefits at United Health Services When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
403(b) retirement plan with company match model
Immediate accrual of paid time off
Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
Free, extensive online training through HealthStream
UHS encourages career development and has established programs to support tuition reimbursement for its employees who wish to improve their knowledge and skills. These include programs related to tuition reimbursement, educational incentives, and tuition forgiveness. The availability of these programs depends on the UHS entity in which you are employed.
About United Health Services United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.
United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.
About New York’s Southern Tier As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to The Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.
United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.
United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.
Designated as a 24-hour trauma, stroke and chest pain center, UHS Wilson Medical Center is a 280-bed medical clinic facility serving Johnson City with emergency care and medical clinic services. It is a regional referral center for such high-level medical and surgical services as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neurosciences, cancer care, emergency care, maternity and high-risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, ambulatory surgery, diabetes education and care, blood disorders treatment, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. Our Johnson City hospital trains physicians through a long-standing and highly respected Medical Residency Program.