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Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center- Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
The University of Washington Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Services has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, part-time MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER 1 or 2. This position reports to the Emergency Room Social Work Manager. This social work professional will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care and/or services appropriate to the age of the patient in the service area.
Consult with medical and nursing staff in order to screen patients for service needs, provide information regarding social work activity and to coordinate care as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
Conduct independent psychosocial assessments and psychiatric evaluations, facilitating psychiatric admissions at UWMC, other hospitals or via involuntary treatment services, as appropriate.
Provide consultation with other UWMC Social Work Department team members.
Provide telephone consultation and crisis intervention for persons calling in from community.
Provide thorough documentation of clinical activity via medical record for continuity of care and legal issues.
Psychosocial and physical needs assessment of medically ill EMS patients.
Arrange visiting nurse or chore services as needed.
Alert inpatient social worker of patients admitted needing discharge planning.
Substance abuse assessments and treatment referrals.
Domestic violence assessments, referrals to safe houses and community resources.
Liaison between medical staff and family of EMS patients in medical crisis – information, support, grief work as needed.
Function as patient advocate in EMS; provide information, support basic comfort measures; help clarify patient needs to medical staff.
Participate as an active member of a Clinical Social Work Team contributing to the successful functioning of the Social Work Team and Department Submit statistics on daily activity.
Social Worker 2
Provides training to new staff and students and represents the department and UWMC to internal and external groups.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: Social Worker 1 A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education AND six months of experience in a health care delivery system. OR Equivalent education/experience. Health care experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.
Social Worker 2 A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND two years of full-time professional social work experience in a health-care setting eligible to begin social work practicum instruction for the School of Social Work. OR Equivalent education/experience
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Social Worker 1 Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington: Agency Affiliated Counselor Licensed Social Work Associate -Advanced Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical
Social Worker 2 Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington: Licensed Advance Social Worker Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
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