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Social Worker

Company: Christiana Care
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Job Description:

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To facilitate and coordinate care of patients (adolescent, adult & geriatric) infected with HIV, Hepatitis C and other Infectious Diseases. Works to assist patients and their families to adjust to personal and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with medical care

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Maintains a current knowledge base of HIV disease process. Utilizes knowledge to appropriately assess patient needs, and implements or facilitates appropriate intervention. Works appropriately with health care team to coordinate care on an outpatient basis
  • Evaluates and provides psychosocial support to patients and their families.
  • Assists patients in accessing appropriate supportive services in the community
  • Maintains current knowledge of resources available to assist other health care providers and HIV program staff in coordination of care
  • Collaborates with DPH case managers and community agencies to provide a comprehensive continuum of patient care and to maximize utilization of available resources
  • Conducts financial screening for Ryan White, ADAP, ADAP co-pay services in keeping with established organizational and Division of Public Health policies. Assists eligible patients in enrollment into Delaware Medicaid or private insurance through the ACA Marketplace. Utilizes MAGI process to determine and document current FPL level.
  • Assists in recruitment of patients into clinical research protocols. Assists with patient educational activities Provides support to facilitate retention in protocols
  • Provides counseling to patients, families and significant others. Functions as a representative of the HIV Community Program and Christiana Care Health Services, interfacing with appropriate community and professional agencies
  • Acts as a resource person and assists in educational efforts involving HIV, with particular emphasis on psychosocial aspects. Precepts students at various levels as appropriate
  • Adheres to Christiana Care Health Services policy with regard to release of information, patient confidentiality and requests made by the news media. Discerns when confidential information should be shared in order to facilitate a multidisciplinary health care practice
  • Documents and maintains records in an appropriate, timely fashion. Demonstrates skill in providing documentation in current outpatient electronic medical record.
  • Demonstrates awareness of self-learning needs Interfaces with resource people in order to provide expert client care and facilitate self-development.
  • Represents Christiana Care Health Services and the HIV Community Program in a positive, professional manner.
  • Assists in data collection, maintenance of patient records, and quality assurance monitors when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adolescent, adult & geriatric, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Attends mandatory education programs annually Performs other related duties as required.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    Bachelor's degree in Social Work

    Demonstrated interest in HIV patient managementChristiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. This 1,007-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot modern facility provides a level of care only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana Hospital includes Delaware's only Level-I Trauma center (as verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the only Level-I Trauma center on the East Coast corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana Hospital has also been nationally recognized in U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3 in the Philadelphia metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions. Academic medical center, Baltimore area, Best regional hospital, Community-based medicine, Community health, Clinician, Delaware hospital, Delaware's largest health system, Electronic medical records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner, In-patient, Level I Trauma Center, Magnet -- designation, Nationally recognized, Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider, Surgery center, Teaching hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark, U.S. New & World Report ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow, Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna, Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, North Star, Seaford, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West Chester, Kennett Square, Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown, Salem, Elmer, Deptford Township, Washington Township, Pitman, Glassboro, Franklin

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