As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary/hourly SOCIAL WORKER in support of Inpatient Psychiatry.
Provide social work services to patients and their families, including psychosocial assessment, domestic violence screening, child abuse and elder abuse interventions, and discharge planning for inpatients admitted to the assigned medical or surgical service.
Work with patients and support systems to plan for discharge needs, including skilled nursing facility placement and other treatment programs, insurer and financial advocacy, patients/support system education, crisis intervention.
Maintain effective working relationships with members of the multidisciplinary team and provide leadership in areas of discharge resources and psychosocial and family systems interventions.
Facilitate family, support system and network conferences as indicated.
Observe Social Work Department policies/procedures, and legal mandates in carrying out social work role.
Responsibilities also include documentation and verbal communication of social work activities provided to patients and their families or support system, having knowledge of legal intervention options and processes, and of community resources that are relevant to the service population.
Social work interventions include crisis intervention, social work assessment, resource coordination and case management.
Participate in regular interdisciplinary staff meetings and patient care rounds;
Have knowledge of HMC/Social Work Department policies relevant to delivery of services to patients as well as knowledge of legal requirements for vulnerable populations, involuntary treatment for psychiatric patients and patients with chemical dependencies;
Have knowledge of community resources relevant to the target population;
Provide telephone information and referral to individuals and agencies calling for information or consultation
Provide clinical services with respect for patient/family rights and within the Social Work Code of Ethics.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on
Social Work Education AND
One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent.
Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS 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
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