To obtain a position that is challenging, within a good work environment, close to home, and where I can capitalize on my knowledge and experience in the field of Social Services, as well as on my strengths in the following: Assessing the needs of consumers Communicating and consulting responsible person(s) with regards to care Expertise in HIV/AIDS programs and benefits Expertise in working with ventilator dependent individuals as well as other chronic respiratory patients Expertise in working with the gerontological field Expertise in working with Long Term and Short Term Care patients Maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines
Masters Degree: Social Work
Clinical Social Work focus on Health/Mental HealthTemple UniversitySocial Work
Clinical Social Work focus on Health/Mental Health
Bachelors Degree: Social Work GerontologyShippensburg University of PennsylvaniaSocial Work Gerontology
01/2013 to Current
Director of Admissions and Social ServicesCountryside Christian Community
Coordinate with local hospitals for admissions into skilled nursing within the continuing care retirement community Track referrals/admissions for the board of directors Coordinate with other facilities for admissions Complete required documents upon admission into the skilled nursing facility Complete the Preadmission Screening Assessment tool on all admissions Assist residents and/or families with obtaining financial assistance Administer a Psychosocial Assessment and discharge plan upon admission; perform Mini-Mental Status Exams as needed; complete Advance Medical Directive forms; and MDS Assessments Obtain Hospice, Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies, Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluation, and other needed services for residents.
Initiate a plan of care with resident and families and continue to revise during their stay in the facility Discharge residents to home or other facilities at resident and/or family request Address complaints and grievances as well as record and monitor for the Department of Health Assist with staff education Communicate and consult with residents and/or their responsible party(s) daily Developed the Social Service Policy and Procedure Manual Proficient in American Data, ECS, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
01/2006 to 01/2013
Administer a Psychosocial Assessment and discharge plan; develop resident care plans; perform Mini-Mental Status Exams; complete Advance Medical Directive forms; and MDS Assessments Conduct referrals to agencies/facilities for discharge or upon request Obtain Hospice, Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies, Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluation/Neuropsychology Evaluation Referrals, and other needed services for residents.
Discharged residents to home or other facilities at resident or family request Address complaints and grievances Had oversight of the implementation of activities for the Dementia Unit Supervised nurses, certified nursing assistants, activity aides, and administrative staff Assisted in developing and implementing the respiratory unit as well as working with 48 ventilator patients and other chronic respiratory patients.
Communicate and consult with residents and or their responsible party(s) daily Revised the Social Service Policy and Procedure Manual Completed the Preadmission Screening Assessment tool on all new admissions Member of the Hospice Quality Improvement Performance Team Proficient in HiTECH, VCPI, Point Click Care, CareTracker, Excel, etc.
01/2003 to 01/2006
Social WorkerDepartment of Public Welfare
Performed intake for the Michael Dallas and AIDS Waiver Program Supervised the Elwyn and Aging Waivers Collaborated with local County Assistance Offices to determine medical assistance eligibility.
Determined potential services needed for consumer Updated Michael Dallas and AIDS Waiver policy and procedure manuals Developed and maintained databases to track current consumers, case managers, providers, annual evaluations, complaints and grievances, and monthly reports for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Conducted home visits to consumers to determine if services are adequate and meeting their needs.
Provided training to agencies throughout the state of Pennsylvania regarding the waiver programs Member of the HIV Integrated Planning Council Conducted meetings with Pennsylvania's Coalition of AIDS Service Organizations to ensure the AIDS Waiver was meeting consumer needs.
Revised the AIDS Waiver application and other waiver documents for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Perry County Area Agency on Aging.
01/2003 to 01/2003
Processed enrollment applications for agency programs.
Monitored program success with client.
In-home visits with clients.
Conducted research project on "How to Increase Participation in the Seven Senior Centers in Perry County".
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