Social Worker BSW: PACE

Social Worker BSW

UnityPoint-St Luke's PACE Facility

Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM

$5,000 Sign on Bonus, if external

Under supervision by the PACE Program Manager, provides a wide variety of generalist social worker services which includes participant/family counseling, networking of available resources, and communicating with other PACE Interdisciplinary Team members as well as community and contracted health care providers. Serves as an advocate for participants and families. Adheres to Standards of care and the mission and philosophy of Siouxland PACE in all aspects of job performance.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience  a culture  guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive  Total Rewards  program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and  development opportunities  is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

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• Maintains a working knowledge of applicable PACE Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, the Compliance Accountability Program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to assure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

• Assesses and documents the participant/family’s social, spiritual, emotional, psychological and financial needs.

• Participates in regular IDT meetings and assists the team in recognizing and understanding the social/mental stress, environmental resources and/or disorders that are impacting participant’s well-being.

• Assists participants with obtaining information related to Advance Planning.

• Provides emotional support, short term counseling, crisis intervention as we as evaluation of suicide risk according to the plan of care and in accordance with established Policy and Procedures.

• Identifies and utilizes appropriate community resources and assesses participant/family’s ability to access them.

• Assesses special needs related to cultural diversity including communication, space, role of family members and special traditions.

• Identifies obstacles to compliance with goals and interventions and address questions and issues in a timely manner.

• Communicates psychosocial information to inpatient facilities when change in level of care occurs and continues to communicate on a regular basis with facility staff regarding participant and family needs.

• Uses effective communication principles to coordinate care with other contracted health care providers.

• Initiates appropriate participant/family education and needs when change of level or discharge occurs.

• Documents all participant care related activities accurately, legibly and in compliance with Siouxland PACE policies.

• Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying opportunities for improvement when desired outcomes are not achieved.

• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Basic UPH Performance Criteria

• Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

• Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

• Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

• Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

• Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

• Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Job Info
Job Category: Health/Medicine
Sub Category:
Job Type: Full-time
Work Shift: Days
Salary per Hour: 
Posted: 03/06/2024
Minimum Education: Bachelor Degree
Degree Title: Social Work
Minimum Experience: 1 Year
Career Level: Entry Level
Required Travel:
Start Publishing: 03/05/2024
Stop Publishing: 04/04/2024


Bachelor degree in Social Work


Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
Valid Auto insurance
Maintains current CPR status
Maintains current Adult Mandatory Abuse Reporter status

Prefered Skills


Effective oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with PACE participants, their families, and other health care professionals
Ability to effectively communicate and work within the Interdisciplinary Team setting.
Strong organizational skills.
Able to manage changing priorities per needs of the program
Use of Microsoft office products.

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