Christiana Care is looking for a fulltime Licensed Social Worker for the Holloway Community Program.
The Holloway Community Program at ChristianaCare was established in October of 1989. Since its inception, the Holloway Community Program has been the major care provider for people with HIV/AIDS throughout the state of Delaware.
The Holloway Community Program has a staff of 51 professionals, including five board-certified infectious-disease doctors, board-certified internal-medicine doctors, an OB/GYN provider, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists, a psychiatrist and behavioral health consultants.
This position is a split position, rotating between the Smyrna and Georgetown offices.
To facilitate and coordinate care of patients (adolescent, adult & geriatric) infected with HIV, HCV and other infectious diseases. Works to assist patients and their families to adjust to personal and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with medical care
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains a current knowledge base of HIV disease process. Utilizes knowledge to appropriately assess patient needs, and implements or facilitates appropriate intervention. Works appropriately with health care team to coordinate care on an outpatient basis
Evaluates and provides psychosocial support to patients and their families.
Assists patients in accessing appropriate supportive services in the community
Maintains current knowledge of resources available to assist other health care providers and HIV program staff in coordination of care
Collaborates with DPH case managers and community agencies to provide a comprehensive continuum of patient care and to maximize utilization of available resources
Conducts financial screening for Ryan White, ADAP, ADAP co-pay services in keeping with established organizational and Division of Public Health policies. Assists eligible patients in enrollment into Delaware Medicaid or private insurance through the ACA Marketplace. Utilizes MAGI process to determine and document current FPL level.
Assists in recruitment of patients into clinical research protocols. Assists with patient educational activities Provides support to facilitate retention in protocols
Provides counseling to patients, families and significant others. Functions as a representative of the HIV Community Program and Christiana Care Health Services, interfacing with appropriate community and professional agencies
Acts as a resource person and assists in educational efforts involving HIV, with particular emphasis on psychosocial aspects. Precepts students at various levels as appropriate
Adheres to Christiana Care Health Services policy with regard to release of information, patient confidentiality and requests made by the news media. Discerns when confidential information should be shared in order to facilitate a multidisciplinary health care practice
Documents and maintains records in an appropriate, timely fashion. Demonstrates skill in providing documentation in current outpatient electronic medical record.
Demonstrates awareness of self-learning needs Interfaces with resource people in order to provide expert client care and facilitate self-development.
Represents Christiana Care Health Services and the HIV Community Program in a positive, professional manner.
Assists in data collection, maintenance of patient records, and quality assurance monitors when appropriate.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adolescent, adult & geriatric , including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Attends mandatory education programs annually Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in Social Work
Licensed Bachelor in Social Work In Delaware
Demonstrated interest in HIV patient management
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of Social Work Theory and understanding and acceptance of Social Work Code of Ethics
Knowledge of HIV disease process including epidemiology, treatment modalities, and research protocols
Knowledge of Crises Intervention Theory
Knowledge of Human Behavior and Developmental/Life Cycle Theory
Knowledge of community resources, state and federal programs
Skill in oral and written communication
Skill in interpersonal relations
Ability to relate to people like and different from self
Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patients, families as well as community and volunteer agencies
Ability to act as a role model in the maintenance and protection of patient confidentiality
Ability to assess when information should be shared with health care providers in an effort to facilitate patient care
Ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Ability to learn and understand medical terminology
Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments, which may be extensive at times
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.