MSW-Social Worker

Northwell Health (Formerly North Shore-LIJ)
New York
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 25, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
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MSW-Social WorkerJob Description As a Social Worker, you will perform psychosocial assessments of on-going direct social work services to patients and families, as well as, participate in formulating and implementing discharge plans, identifying unmet psychosocial needs and developing programs to address those needs. Further, you will participate in educational activities.
Job Responsibilities Include:
Performs psychosocial assessment of patients and families. Provides introduction and orientation to newly admitted patients/families.Evaluates new admissions by interviewing patients and families, contacting other agencies, if indicated, and reviewing available information.Prepares psychosocial assessments of patients and families using knowledge and understanding of needs of adults/geriatrics.Prepares comprehensive care plans.Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.Maintains documentation of initial contacts with patient/families and of psychosocial assessments.Formulates and implements psychosocial treatment plans. Employs clinical skills in counseling individuals and families regarding coping/adjusting to illness and placement and discharge planning.Formulates and implements discharge plans.Establishes and maintains professional relationship with patients and families.Incorporates knowledge of community resources and entitlement programs in planning.Negotiates community systems and programs.Collaborates with interdisciplinary team.Implements and continuously evaluates treatment plans.Provides social work services in accordance with required standards.Utilizes knowledge of financial/reimbursement/regulatory systems and requirements in providing services to patients and familiesCompletes MDS forms, as required.Anticipates needs/problems in case management.Maintains documentation of case activity/data.Identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address them. Collaborates with staff to identify unmet needs.Participates with staff in group functioning - Patient Council and other patient/family groups.Coordinates family groups.Utilizes knowledge of Social Work treatment modalities in assessing program needs.Represents the facility and department when meeting with community agencies.
Qualifications Master's Degree in Social Work, required. LMSW required within one (1) year of employment, required.Hospital Based Social Work Experience, preferredMust have weekday and weekend availability
Category: Social Services , Keywords: Social Worker