At Stony Brook Medicine, our Social Worker are valuable members of our team, who provide empathic care to our patients, their families and visitors, with the highest degree of integrity and respect. Social Workers apply the principles and practices of their profession to provide integrated social casework, including direct counseling, therapy, advocacy, and other services to individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings. Social Workers plan, implement, coordinate and document treatment for individuals diagnosed with: mental illness and serious emotional disturbance; mental retardation and developmental disabilities; work-related illnesses or injuries; chemical addiction; or perpetrators or victims of neglect, abuse, or crime who need therapeutic intervention, habilitation, training, supervision and re-socialization, or confinement.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of patient care and effectively respond to changing patient needs by making decisions based on ethical principles and adhering to our high standard of excellence.
Duties of a Social Worker II may include the following but are not limited to:
Psychosocial assessment of Social Work High Risk Criteria Cases.
Effectuate discharge planning.
Coordinate with Medical Teams, Community Partners and Transitional Care teams.
Charting and documentation including training, data management, statistics.
Assist patient financial services, including Medicaid and other entitlement programs.
Serve as liaison between community agencies and hospital.
Preparation of material as needed for guardianship, oversight agencies, surrogate decision making.
Supervision of professional social work students when appropriate.
Actively involved in performance improvement activities including program development, data collection and analysis.
All other duties as assigned
Case planning on complex cases
Required Qualifications: MSW from an accredited Social Work Education School. NYS LMSW or LCSW. Three year's post Master's Social Work experience in Medical Health Care. Demonstrates skills in crisis intervention. Demonstrates understanding of ED discharge processes. Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work and coordinate with established Medical Treatment Team. Demonstrates understanding of discharge planning and Long Length of stay barriers and systems. Demonstrates good assessment and psycho-social skills. Working knowledge of Long Island and Metropolitan NY community resources. Demonstrates patient first, patient advocacy and service excellence. Computer literate. Ability to implement and run medical team rounds. Demonstrates understanding of community systems. Demonstrates understanding of project management and action planning. Demonstrates team work and team leader focus. Demonstrates understanding of data collection and statistics. Demonstrates ability to manage large and complex case loads. Understands role of Social Work and Case Management as it pertains to throughput and Length of Stay. A bility to work independently and multi task complex case intervention
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Emergency Department Social Work. Multiple Medical Specialties in Social Work Health Care. Experience in Hospital, In-Patient setting, or skilled Nursing Facility. Discharge Planning experience. Diagnosis specific Social Work. Bi-lingual.
Special Notes: Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
Posting Overview: This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).
If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.
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All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*
Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
* The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.
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Official Job Title: TH Social Worker II
Job Field: Social Work/Behavioral Health
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Emergency Department-Stony Brook University Hospital
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