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Team Leader Social Work

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. Assists the Director in managing the daily departmental operations with the goal of maintaining adequate staffing levels and efficient workflow. Assists in ensuring that the specific disciplines are represented in the decision-making process of the department. Acts as a resource and mentor to staff.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Master's degree in Social Work.
    • Experience
      • 3 years social work experience; hospital experience.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Social Worker license in the State of Maryland. LCSW-C (Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Clinical) preferred.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Diagnostic and problem solving skills. Must consistently demonstrate a positive attitude, be solution oriented regarding departmental issues and exhibit behavior consistent with a team approach to accomplishing departmental outcomes. Verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated leadership skills and mentoring ability among their peers preferred. Basic computer skills preferred.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assists the Director in monitoring performance issues. Contributes to the performance evaluation process by providing feedback to the Director and assisting with the creation of professional development plans for Social Work staff members.
    • 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 in a timely manner per policy standards when referred by healthcare team or as determined by high-risk indicators.
    • 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.
    • Documents activities in medical records per policy standards. Maintains statistical data as required.
    • 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.
    • Identifies departmental performance improvement opportunities and demonstrates a solution-oriented approach in addressing those issues.
    • Manages the department in the Director's absence. Keeps Director informed about issues related to staffing and problem areas. Keeps Director informed about issues related to quality, risk, patient/family issues and concerns, allocation of resources, and vendor/payor issues.
    • Monitors and arranges for adequate staffing to ensure appropriate Social Work coverage for units. Monitors daily workflow issues and addresses issues related to same in collaboration with Director, as necessary.
    • Organizes individual workload and sets appropriate priorities based on patient's medical plan, patient's needs, and policy and procedures.
    • Orients and/or supervises staff and students as assigned. Oversees the orientation of new Social Work hires by establishing the plan and monitoring progress in conjunction with other staff, as necessary.
    • Participates in multidisciplinary care coordination rounds and collaborates with internal and external health care providers, patient and family to develop a comprehensive discharge plan, as necessary.
    • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams, including consistent attendance and participation in LOS meetings. Participates in chart audits, as requested.
    • 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: 673803208-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent