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Geisinger Health System Licensed Social Worker - Pediatric in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Works with health care team that includes physicians, nurses, therapists, and other allied departments to care for patients. Provides appropriate assessment and interventions for the psychosocial and continued care needs of patients and families and including the recommendations of team members. Coordinates utilization of resources in the most cost-effective manner to meet patient’s ongoing physical, psychosocial and continuing care needs

Job Duties

  • Provides physicians and members of the interdisciplinary health care team with appropriate and timely biopsychosocial information related to the patient's need for medical care and evaluates the plan of care with changing conditions, additional information or upon request and referral.

  • Identifies patient's psychosocial needs in collaboration with the health care team and implements plan of care and appropriate intervention to meet identified needs.

  • Reviews medical record, interviews patient and family members or responsible party.

  • Discusses case with the multidisciplinary team to develop and implement appropriate interventions.

  • Assesses patient and family level of understanding of diagnosis and treatment and determines ability to comply with medical recommendations.

  • Provides intervention to maximize compliance with treatment plans.

  • Evaluates patient psychosocial, living situation, available supports, and incorporates treatment team recommendations for post discharge care.

  • Seeks clarification of information as needed and follows up on outstanding information that impacts final plans and referrals needed.

  • Educates patients and families of applicable resources, limitations and relevant financial issues of the services to meet patient needs.

  • Coordinates internal and external services to meet the identified needs of patient.

  • Communicates to patients, families, and multidisciplinary team in a timely manner when the changes in patient care needs require a change in the expected discharge plan, available community resources, and alternatives that are appropriate to meet the revised plan of care.

  • Referrals are completed to appropriate community resources in a timely manner to ensure patient discharges are not delayed due to avoidable actions.

  • Assists with completion of resource forms as needed to facilitate timely services to patients.

  • Ensures patients are offered choice of vendors in selection of referrals to meet post acute needs.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

We’re proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that include s:

  • Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage

  • Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)

  • Employer contribution to your retirement plan

  • Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)

  • Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.

  • Professional opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders

  • Paid Military Leave

  • Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups


Master's Degree-Social Work (Required)


Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Social Worker - Default Issuing Body

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.