Social Worker MSW Non Exempt
Req #: 44283
Per Diem
Shift: Days
WMC Care Management
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City, NY
Weekly hours: Varies

Social Worker, Care Management, Johnson City NY

United Health Services is seeking a Social Worker to join our team in Johnson City, NY. Come be part of a team dedicated to the wellbeing of our patients.

Shift: Days/Rotation Hours per week: Per Diem Salary range: Depending on experience


Care Management Social Worker Overview

Facilitate patient care, in the acute care setting, by assessing the patient’s biopsychosocial state as well as the state of the social support system of the patient with a strong focus on client and system strengths and the development of self-care skills that go beyond the disease and symptom focus of the medical model. Key participation of the care team consisting of physicians, nurses, social workers, families, and human services providers with the overall goal to improve clinical outcomes, increase patient satisfaction, and promote cost-effectiveness.

Care Management Social Worker Key Responsibilities and Expectations

o Participates and implements discharge planning activities for complex patients in order to ensure a timely discharge and to provide appropriate linkage with post-discharge care providers. Receives referrals for complex patient problem resolution from Care Mangers and other members of the healthcare team.

o Maintains accountability for the completion of the transition of the patient to the next level of care for assigned cases. Revises plan as needed. Updates patient/family as needed. Proactively identifies and resolves delays and obstacles to discharge in conjunction with Nurse Care Manager and Associate Care Manager.

o Maintains a working knowledge of financial reimbursement methodology for all payers to identify any financial risk/needs for acute care admission as well as post-discharge placement.

o Maintains knowledge of community resources and keeps a referral directory with updated information of available services and contact information.

o Assesses the patient’s and family’s psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness and ability to cope.

o Provides intervention and finds resolution for cases suspicious of adult/child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault; requiring guardianship temporary/permanent, foster care, adoption, mental health placement, advance directives, child protection.

o Provides supportive counseling and crisis intervention counseling for patients and families as needed.

Position Qualifications

§ Master’s degree in Social Worker and NYS Social Work License within six months of hire (if not already LMSW) required.

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

About New York’s Southern Tier

As an employee of United Health Services, you’ll call the Southern Tier, or more specifically, the Greater Binghamton area, home. Known for entertainment and restaurants, craft brews, outdoor experiences, minor-league sports, family-friendly events, and a keenness for local history (like our connection to the Twilight Zone and our six antique carousels), Greater Binghamton offers something for everyone. We’re a short drive away from the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, three hours from New York City, and just shy of four hours from Niagara Falls, Canada.


United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.