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Social Worker MSW

Baltimore, Maryland
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
  • Job Summary
    • Provides psychosocial assessment, screening, counseling, and crisis intervention services on consultation basis to patients and families, utilizing a variety of treatment modalities including individual, family, group and specialized counseling. Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to determine the need for services; to effect positive patient and family outcomes; and, to assist in securing community resources to promote continuum of care.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Master's degree in Social Work.
    • Experience
      • 1 year social work or related experience preferred; experience in an area of specialty (i.e. dialysis, rehabilitation, home care, oncology, or hospice) preferred.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Masters Level Social Work license in the State of Maryland.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Psychosocial assessment and advocacy skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Working knowledge of various computer software applications.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Advocates for the patient and family throughout the entire episode of care. Maintains availability to the patient/family as a resource to facilitate communication among providers and to monitor services rendered.
    • Assesses and assists patient in referral and application for funding sources and eligibility for entitlement programs. Assists patients in the exercise of their rights while encouraging patient autonomy and participation in their care.
    • Assists patients and families in adjusting to episodes of acute and chronic illness, in coping with lifestyle changes precipitated by illness or injury, and in addressing issues of terminal illness.
    • Completes timely and appropriate documentation.
    • Conducts timely psychosocial assessment interviews with minimally all high risk or complex cases and other patients and families to identify problems requiring social work interventions, and plans for appropriate services.
    • 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.
    • Explores the need for guardianship and other legal proceedings.
    • Maintains strict standards for patient confidentiality and patient related information in addition to security of electronic (computer) information. Complies with department, hospital, Peer Review Organization (PRO) and Maryland State regulations and policies on confidentiality.
    • Participates in departmental monitoring and statistical reporting requirements as well as facility-wide performance improvement efforts.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Professional Development: Attends in-service and training program to maintain and expand clinical skills and knowledge, serves as an interdisciplinary team member on committees, and, participates in patient, staff, facility and community education programs including supervision of students as assigned.
    • Provides consultation to other disciplines when psychosocial aspects of care or coordination with significant or intensive community resources are necessary to achieve desired treatment outcomes.
    • Provides counseling to impact problems related to the environmental needs, family and interpersonal conflict (such as domestic violence, child and elder care abuse), or physical and mental illness using a variety of treatment modalities, including individual, family, group, or specialized counseling.
    • Utilizes clinical skills in crisis situation to resolve conflicts.
    • Works collaboratively and maintains active communication with physicians, nursing staff, case manager, and other members of the multidisciplinary care team to effect timely, appropriate patient management through the continuum of care.
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: 673803196-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent