LONG TERM CARE/SOCIAL SERVICES (PCN 237)
Work Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
POSITION PURPOSE: Member of the LTC Facility interdisciplinary health team as primary advocate for LTC residents. Assists each resident to retain or improve everyday physical, mental, and psychosocial needs and maintain the highest possible quality of life. The LTC Social Services works under the direction of the Director of LTC, and collaborates with the nursing staff to provide psychosocial support and comfort to the resident and their family.
NATURE AND SCOPE: The LTC Social Services staff provides advocacy and psychosocial services within the boundaries of local, state, and federal regulations, under the direction of the Director of LTC and within the Social Services scope of practice. The LTC Social Services staff works to maintain the LTC Facility in compliance with regulatory bodies with Resident Rights, Abuse Prevention, and psychosocial assessments.
ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22-bed critical assess hospital and 28-bed skilled LTC Facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking and standing for prolonged periods, stooping, sitting, and the ability to lift large loads without injury to self or others. Persons in this position may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases, falls, needle stick injuries, and muscle strains. Mechanical lifts are available for lifting residents as needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on the demands of the work and scheduling needs.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor of Social Work or related degree from an accredited program is preferred.
- Experience working with the Geriatric population is required.
- Basic knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare D and other payer sources required.
- Maintains current Basic Life Support certification.
- Knowledge of local and State agencies and services provided.
- Knowledge of Federal and State regulations pertaining to LTC is preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of Resident Rights and Abuse Prevention required, Resident Centered Care.
- Current Alaska driver’s license. Able to be accepted on SPH driving insurance.
- Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills required to effectively communicate with others and to document care provided. Ability to complete computer documentation as required.
- Must complete general and LTC Social Service orientations for Long Term Care.