GENESIS Healthcare - Heritage Hall Social Worker (Part Time) in Agawam, Massachusetts
Job Description 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 in Social Services where you will provide patients/residents with the highest practical level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being and quality of life. You will identify through communication with patients/residents, their family members/significant others, and nursing center staff, patient/resident's strengths, social, emotional, and mental health needs' and then provide, develop, and/or aide them in accessing services to meet them. Position Highlights *Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to promote and protect resident rights and the well-being of all patients/residents. This includes educating staff on the role of the social services *Participate in the development of a written, interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient/resident to address social services needs *Hold meetings with patients/residents, families, and significant others as requested and to provide support and information so as to improve quality of life *Perform patient/resident discharge planning activities such as family/patient education, nursing center documentation and make referrals to appropriate agencies and suppliers. *Establish relationships and maintain contact and referral flow with community based agencies/services Why Genesis? 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. Our commitment at Genesis affiliated nursing centers is to protect the health and safety of our patients, residents and our heroic employees. We take great pride in meeting or exceeding CDC and CMS standards. On-site experts provide teaching, coaching, and support on infection prevention practices. In addition, we maintain an abundant supply of PPE, including N95/KN95 masks, for all who provide care and services to our patients and residents. Our multiple testing capabilities, including Point-of-Care (POC) testing, are available at every location and comply with CMS and local guidance. QUALIFICATIONS: *Bachelor's degree from accredited school of Social Work or related field is required. *Must possess any certifications/licensures as required by State of employment to practice in long-term care. *One to three years of supervised social work experience in a health care setting, working directly with individuals, is preferred. *Additional certification such as Geriatric Case Management, Hospice & Palliative Care, Gerontology, Clinical Social Work, Health Care, Nephrology, Mental Health, and/or Substance Abuse is preferred.