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Social Worker LMSW / LCSW

Baltimore, Maryland
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
  • Job Summary
    • Assesses, plans, and coordinates services and resources for patients and families to meet needs and/or provide for timely discharge.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field.
    • Experience
      • 1 year social work or related experience, preferably in a psychiatric/health setting.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Social Worker or Clinical Professional Counselor license in the State of Maryland.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Diagnostic and problem solving skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Collaborates with and completes referrals to appropriate community agencies for assistance based on patient need. Initiates referrals in a timely manner. Uses responses to help patient resume life in the community and/or adjust to lifestyle changes.
    • Completes psychosocial history or socioeconomic assessment as determined by healthcare team or high-risk indicators and documents in medical record and maintains statistical data per standard policy.
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Coordinates the completion of requisite forms by doctors, patients, and patients' families for any services required in a timely, thorough and accurate manner.
    • Develops and maintains information on community resources and referral requirements based on patient population as identified in the unit scope of practice.
    • Facilitates communication between the patient and family and the healthcare team. Assesses and communicates the patient's social, cultural, emotional, and economic problems to medical staff and other healthcare providers as needed. Attends multidisciplinary discharge planning rounds.
    • Facilities ongoing in-service education programs for hospital personnel relative to the duties of the department, resources, services available, etc.
    • Initiates and participates in multidisciplinary discharge planning rounds and collaborates with internal and external health care providers, patient and family to develop comprehensive discharge plans.
    • Organizes individual workload and sets appropriate priorities based on patient's medical plan, patients needs, and policy and procedures.
    • Orients and/or supervises staff and students as assigned.
    • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
    • Participates in research projects and develops programs and services to meet the needs of specific populations of and improve the delivery of service.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Provides crisis intervention and management when necessary. Provides therapeutic intervention with patients and family including individual marital, parental, family, and group therapies.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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  • Job Reference: 673803207-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent