At Stony Brook Medicine, Social workers 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.
The Lead Social worker in this area would have a case load and be involved in education, training, and coordination with staff on both the treatment teams as well as the Care Management Department.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of patient care, and psychiatric patient care. Demonstrates strong writing, follow up, and computer skills. Demonstrates an ability to present material in meetings both on line and in person. Demonstrates ability to lead staff as well as manage a case load. Demonstrates understanding of Medical Social Work as well as Behavioral Health issues including but not limited to:
Psychiatric and Post-Acute Medical resources in community,
Legal guidelines for Psychiatric plan of care and discharge planning,
Substance Use Disorder identification, treatment and referral,
OMH and OPWDD processes and regulations
Primary Medical and Behavioral Health Diagnosis as it pertains to patient experience, Psycho-Social Evaluation, and Discharge Planning.
Transition to care including Psychiatric, Substance Use Disorder, SNF, and SAR placement
Home Care and Assisted Living
Geriatric Medicine, and Behavioral Health issues
Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Health issues
Long Term Psychiatric and Forensic Placements
CPS and APS referrals
AOT criteria, SPA criteria
Duties of a Lead Social Worker may include the following but are not limited to:
Chart review and oversight of documentation compliance
Discharge planning oversight
Outside agency liaison
Insurance and hospital contacts regarding admissions
Process improvement and quality improvement
Project Management for psych/ psych social work initiatives
-Forms and Charting improvements relevant to topic
Applications to Acute Behavioral Health: housing, outpatient programs, Case Management
Discharges to post-acute care
Guidance and Education to staff on implementation of complex discharges
Selected candidate is on-call, re-call eligible.
MSW from an accredited Social Work Education School.
NYS LMSW or LCSW.
5+ years' experience post Master's Social Work experience.
Experience in both Behavioral Health Social Work and Medical Social Work required.
Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of generational and developmental psychosocial needs
Ability to work and coordinate with established teams.
Demonstrates understanding of discharge planning and Long Length of stay barriers and systems.
Demonstrates understanding of Psychiatric and Medical specific community resources.
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 with strong writing skills.
Ability to educate and utilize power point and other educational platforms.
Demonstrates ability for project management and action planning.
Demonstrates understanding of data collection and analysis as it pertains to quantifying and supporting the work.
Five years or more in Medical and Psychiatric In-Patient settings.
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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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 I
Job Field: Professional Clinical
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Social Servies-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm or 8:30am-5:00pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Feb 26, 2021
Posting End Date: May 28, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Salary Grade: SL4
Internal Number: 2100592
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