Social Worker (S)
The social worker is responsible for providing clinical services to patients admitted to their assigned units and their families. The social worker serves as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team on their assigned unit and serves as a liaison to health and social service agencies in the community.
In collaboration with the members of the health care teams, coordinates discharge planning for patients who are determined to be at psychosocial risk, provides appropriate hand off to other social workers when patients are transferred to other units within the hospital.
Serves as a resource consultant to patients and their families and facilitates referrals to appropriate community agencies and hospital resources; may make home visits, where appropriate, to provide essential psychosocial assessments and social work interventions.
Provides social work interventions to patients and their families including risk screening on all patients admitted to his/her unit through chart review and interdisciplinary rounds, psychosocial assessments for those with identified risk factors (including victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence), providing psychosocial support including crisis intervention, supportive counseling and grief and bereavement counseling
Handles risk management issues, in close consultation with his/her supervisor and the Clinical Manager
Documents social work activity in the electronic medical record
Provides social work coverage, as requested, to other clinical units or programs during co-worker’s absence
Completes the following Administrative Functions:
Completes Hospital and SW Division required in-service training programs and ongoing professional development activities including those that are designed to enhance knowledge and skills in protective work
Completes required Employee Health appointments within required timeframe
Attends all appropriate Social Work Division meetings including, but limited to – SW Division meetings, complex case discussion, transplant staff meeting, etc
Supervises social work students (MSW or BSW)
Orients and provides ongoing peer support to new social work staff
Other duties as assigned
The social worker must have an MSW from an accredited social work graduate program and must obtain New York State license within eighteen months of employment required.
Prior clinical experience in a medical setting and supervisory experience preferred.
The social worker should be familiar with medical social work and community resources preferred.
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How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Social Work Division SMH