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Social Service Case Worker

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - West Penn Hospital
  • Direct Patient Care Providers
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

This full time position will work M-F 8a-4:30p and will split between the department of Psychiatry and the Anesthesia department.


Coordinates patient progress toward achieving quality and cost outcomes; mobilizes resources and manages the system in response to current variances according to pre-established standards.


  • Responsible for the coordination and completion of post-discharge needs for patients requiring home care or extended care facility services. (40%)
  • Communicates and collaborates with physicians, patients, and outside agencies in the development of the discharge plan in conjunction with the Care Management and Social Work teams for a safe and timely discharge. (40%)
  • Communicates and collaborates with physicians and multi-disciplinary team to ensure appropriate management of resources and to attain patient and individualized goals in an appropriate and timely manner, and in the appropriate setting. (10%)
  • Facilitates group process related to psychosocial skill development. (10%)



  • BA/BS Degree in Social Work or related field


  • LSW or LSW eligibility
  • 1 year experience in a hospital/multidisciplinary health care setting, or at least field placement in hospital social work

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

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As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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