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This job engages in advanced clinical social work practice in
the medical setting based on the application of social work theory,
knowledge, ethics and methods to restore or enhance, social,
psychosocial or bio-psychosocial functioning of individuals,
couples, families, groups, organizations and communities. Applies
specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the
areas of prevention, assessment and treatment of mental, emotional,
behavioral and addictive disorders; engages in multi-disciplinary
treatment planning and clinical social work duties and coordinates
and implements complex discharge plans through the use of the
company and community-based services.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's
Required - Master's degree in Social Work (MSW)
Required - 5 years related experience
Preferred - Experience in a medical social work field
Required - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as verified by
the LABSWE and able to engage in independent practice
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
Good knowledge of common disease entities and disorders and
medical terminology in order to understand acute and ongoing needs
of patients and families.
Excellent psychotherapeutic skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Superior interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and
courteously with patients, families, multi-disciplinary team
members, departmental peers and community agency personnel.
Advanced knowledge of an acute and chronic care medical setting,
medical terminology and the psychosocial and economic effects of
illness and/or trauma upon the patient and their support
Advanced knowledge of managed care and public programs such as
those funded by Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and
commercial insurance plans.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
- Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7,
weekend, holiday, on call availability).
Interviews and assesses patients and assists throughout patient
Identifies and provides helpful resources to patients and
Maintains patient records and documents and communicates
critical information to the medical team.
Participates in on-call rotation.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance &
Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate
reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable
behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy,
and/or other compliance-related concerns. The employer is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time)
to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only
a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or
tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.
The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected
communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms. There may be
an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
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