MSW Social Worker/LCSW

Northwell Health (Formerly North Shore-LIJ)
Staten Island
Oct 18, 2016
Oct 23, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Board
MSW Social Worker/LCSW experience working in outpatient psychiatric setting
Job Description As a Social Worker you will perform psychosocial assessments of and on-going direct social work services to patients and families; participate in formulating and implementing discharge plans; identify unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address those needs; and participate in educational activities.

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 the needs of the patient population. 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 families. Completes required related 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 hospital department when meeting with community agencies.Qualifications Master's Degree in Social Work, required. LMSW required within two (2) years of date of hire. Minimum of three (3) years social work experience, including experience in an acute care hospital, required. Specialized experience may be required, depending on area of assignment.
Category: Social Services , Keywords: Psychiatric Social Worker