Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top twelve medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our Social Work & Care Coordination Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANT 2. The individual in this position will assist inpatient teams with ensuring safe and coordinated discharges for patients of UWMC. This position works closely with Physicians, Nursing, Social Work, other members of the medical team and the patient to arrange follow-up appointments post-discharge, transmit the treatment plan to primary care physicians, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies. and assist patients with transportation and other resources. This position serves as a member of the University of Washington Social Work and Care Coordination department.
Schedule: Weekdays, with a rotation to include every other Saturday and Monday off.
This position serves as a member of the University of Washington Social Work and Care Coordination department, primarily assisting the Social Workers with the coordination of the treatment and discharge planning process for patients.
Assist in arranging for Skilled Nursing and other post acute care placements post-discharge, based on information obtained from clinical staff
Assist in arranging home services, such as home health, home infusion, wound vacs,or in-home caregivers
Assist in arranging practical needs and emergency assistance, such as transportation, parking, food or local lodging. Demonstrate problem solving skills in working with resources outside the medical center
Assist the social worker and the patient/family in locating non-medical housing (respite, shelter)
Research and update community resource information as needed
Assist patients and families in accessing educational resources relating to the medical and psychosocial impacts of their illness
Participate in the training of Social Work Students and new employees
Participate in practicum instruction by developing training manuals, online materials
Document interventions in electronic medical record
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Social Work or a Bachelor's Degree in the behavioral sciences AND two years experience as a Social Work Assistant I or equivalent. OR an Associate of Arts Degree in the behavioral sciences AND four years of work experience as a Social Work Assistant I or equivalent.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED: Ideal candidates have experience working in a medical setting, demonstrate strong multi-tasking and organizational skills, oral and written communication, and computer proficiency. Must work well with a variety of persons and teams and possess excellent customer service skills.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.