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Penn State Health Inpatient Social Worker I - Social Services in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: 10hr - 12hr rotating days/weekend

Penn State Health is seeking a compassionate and patient-focused Inpatient Social Worker to join our collaborative team of professionals at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.


Our exemplary team of Inpatient Social Workers are essential liaisons between patient, family, physicians, community and organizational resources to promote the coordination of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Our Inpatient Social Workers collaborates with physicians, staff nurses, and care coordinators to determine patient care needs, readiness for discharge, and the need for home-health services or other community-based resources. This individual will play a significant role in making connections and referrals to the health agencies, mental health facilities, counseling services, and other social and governmental departments that would be the best resource in ensuring patient needs are met.

Our team’s goal is always to provide an exceptional patient experience while helping our patients and their families get the resources they need to thrive. A rewarding and demanding role in which the Inpatient Social worker prioritizes patient caseload which includes Medicare and resource-intensive patients.


Masters of Social Work degree from a Council of Social Work Education school of social work with 1 to 2 years effective experience required


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.

Why Penn State Health?

Penn State Health provides an incredible opportunity for an experienced Social Worker to make direct and lasting impact in the lives of individuals and their families. As a member of this crucial team of Social Work professionals, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced individuals continuously seeking out ways to stay on top of changes, while expanding your knowledge in the growing field of healthcare. Join an organization with a reputation for amazing patient care and innovation.

We offer exceptional benefits including a comprehensive healthcare plan, stellar educational programs, and an exemplary paid time off program to ensure our employees are able to enjoy a strong life/work balance!

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. 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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 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 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained