Clinical Social Worker Care Transitions - DAY SHIFT - Social Services

Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Day
Hours: 8:00a - 4:30p, occasional weekends/holidays


MSW Clinic Social Workers are vital members of a dynamic team at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team you will provide psychosocial support to patients and families through the continuum of care from admission to discharge. MSW Inpatient Clinical Social Workers actively participates in creating and implementing discharge plans, provide patient and family advocacy, assist patients who require post-acute care, deliver emotional support to patients and families in crisis and/or managing complex medical conditions, provide bereavement and end of life counseling, assist patients with access to care, and resources to address social determinants of health. Penn State Hershey Medical Center promotes individual professional growth and development through certification, our social work professional clinical ladder program, case management continuing education, and participation on department/hospital committees. As a valued member of the healthcare team, you will be supported by a team of social workers who provide strong clinical service, adhere to NASW Code of Ethics, and promote the core values of the social work profession.


Masters of Social Work degree from a Council of Social Work Education school of social work 


Ability to establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with internal and external health professionals

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to use problem solving techniques to achieve desired results and effective change

Ability to function effectively in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment

Ability to organize, prioritize, and time manage responsibilities

Basic computer skills with effective keyboarding abilities


Minimum of two years of acute care case management/social work experience

Knowledge of PC based computer software (Cerner, Navihealth/Curaspan)

Current social work licensure in Pennsylvania

Certification in case management from a nationally recognized organization

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained