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 full-time, day shift, SOCIAL WORKER, in support of the Inpatient Med-Surg department.
Provide specialty consultation to other health care staff and health care teams regarding psychosocially focused aspects of client/patient care
Provides psychosocial support to patients and families
In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, develops and implements safe and timely discharge plans
Provides care coordination for patients with complicated social and medical histories
Provides case management in specialized programs
Provides counseling services in specialized programs
Makes timely referrals to hospital and/community agencies including those required by mandatory reporting laws such and child and vulnerable adult abuse
Maintains appropriate documentation
Participates in practicum instruction of social work students and/or provides work direction to Social Work Assistant(s) or other assigned staff
Participates in formal and informal teaching of health care professionals, health sciences students and the general community
Coordinates elements of research studies and projects
Participates in or chairs departmental program development activities or committees
Represent the Social Work Department on hospital, university, and community committees/work groups
Perform related duties as assigned/required
A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
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
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.