Oneida, NY

Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.

The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.

Position Summary

This position requires a functional knowledge of the performance skills required of a Social Worker in helping residents with social, emotional and related difficulties associated with their medical condition. The work is performed under the supervision of a qualified social worker who is available either on a consulting or direct supervisory basis. Independence of action will vary depending upon whether or not the incumbent is under direct daily supervision. Employees in this class are expected to confer with professionals or agencies in or outside of the facility to obtain assistance and guidance for patients. Does related work as required.

Job Duties

  • Provides social work services to help residents adjust to their illnesses or disabilities; aide in initial adjustment to the facility as well as aiding in the continual accommodation to the environment;
  • Independent creation of the Comprehensive Care Plan. Create documentation which supports the Care Plan and its changes.
  • Assists in the Admission process. Possesses ability to explain admission process to resident and family members.
  • Maintains information on community and health resources which can be utilized during the residents’ care and subsequent to discharge;
  • Participates in the development and implementation of and adherence to the rights and responsibilities of residents;
  • Participates in the process of transferring residents to other levels of medical care as appropriate;
  • Records social information to develop resident case histories;
  • Collects and maintains appropriate data from various sources such as professional staff and residents’ families to establish an overall approach to solution of medical and social problems;
  • Works with private, voluntary and other public agencies to identify the availability of medical and health related community services;
  • Significantly assists each resident to meet a variety of social, psychological, physical, environmental, family, financial, and related needs via coordination with the facility Multi-disciplinary team and outside resources.
  • Incumbent may provide care/treatment/services to adults and geriatric patients as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, human services or resources; or

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an associate degree in human services or resources and two years of full time paid social work experience in a health care facility adhering to standards acceptable to the New York State Health Department; or
An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in 1 or 2 above acceptable to the New York State Health Department.

Must have experience in long term care.

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