Medical Social Worker 1 Or 2 (24 Hours/Week))

University Of Washington Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 months ago

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.


Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances.

UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Under the University of Washington Medical Center Social Work Department's Policies and Professional Social Work requirements, this Social Work Professional serves as a member of the UWMC Emergency Medicine Service (EMS) health care team, providing direct services to EMS patients and their support systems, and providing consultation to medical staff regarding psychosocial issues, and for responding to inpatient social work emergencies after hours.

The University of Washington Medical Center's Emergency Medicine Services has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (24 hours/week), night shift, 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.


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.


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.


Equivalent education/experience


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

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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