Shore Medical Center is a full service acute care community hospital located on the South Jersey Shore in close proximity to Ocean City, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. Shore was the first hospital in New Jersey to receive the prestigious Planetree designation. We are a 246-licensed bed hospital with a year round census of approximately 130 beds. Shore attracts the area’s best doctors, nurses and clinicians. It is also the most favored hospital among these professionals to meet their own personal health care needs. Shore Medical Center’s long-standing affiliation with Penn Medicine provides our patients and physicians with seamless access to an extensive range world class tertiary and quaternary healthcare services. Shore was just awarded its 6th consecutive A grade from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.
The Social Worker is responsible for assessing, counseling, intervening, implementing and educating the patient, family/significant others to facilitate movement throughout the continuum of care.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborates with patient, family and other team members to coordinate services
Serves as a resource for community services
Provides assistance in obtaining alternative living situations when needed
Works with health care team, patient/family and community agencies in order to facilitate efficient utilization of resources
Develops and maintains good working relationships with health and social service agencies
Provides timely documentation of discharge planning activities in the medical record
Educates patients, family/significant others regarding options for discharge to include what is available and what has been arranged.
Provides discharge planning specifically for psychiatric/suicidal patients.
Demonstrates an understanding of resource for Drug/Alcohol services and ability to refer appropriately.
NJ Licensed Social Worker
Previous Clinical/Hospital Experience
Knowledge of Medical Terminology and intermediate computer proficiency
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
Shore Medical Center is an Acute Care Hospital located on the South Jersey Shore in close proximity to Ocean City, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. We are a 246-licensed bed hospital with a year round census of approximately 130 beds. Through strategic partnerships, physician integration and investments in technology we have positioned ourselves as the healthcare provider of choice for the South Jersey Region.