Knowledge: Resources within Philadelphia and surrounding counties health systems and LTC Facility communities. Understanding of patient social, psychological and/or environmental needs related to the impact of long-term care living situation. Intimate knowledge of the American health care system. Understanding of public and private health insurance and payment mechanisms for long term care. Palliative care/bereavement counseling a plus.
Skills Required: Strong interpersonal skills and team-based care skills, Crisis intervention and management skills. Psychosocial and grief counseling skills. Organization and attention to detail. Written and verbal communication. Time management; great sense of urgency. Self-manages; great follow-up/follow-through. Strong client assessment skills.
MSW required. Minimum of 1-3 years of medical social work experience required in the settings of inpatient hospital, ambulatory care, palliative care, or long-term care.