The Social Worker is responsible for providing high quality services to the patient and the patient's family in order to promote optimal social and emotional functioning. These services include direct service to patients and their families both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The Social Worker coordinates options and services to meet the patients' needs through collaboration and consultation with physicians and other healthcare personnel.
On-call social services are provided primarily to patients in the Emergency Department; however, the Medical, Surgical, ICU, Pediatrics and Obstetrics may also require the services of an on-call worker.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's with major in social work or related field with equivalent in education, training, or experience and documented mental health training or experience.
EXPERIENCE: Documented experience providing direct service to patients.
Knowledge of the mental health code. Knowledge of normal characteristics of growth and development throughout the span of life.
SKILLS: Demonstrates ability to work productively and effectively in a timely manner, ability to function well as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and ability to represent the program well in interactions both inside and outside the host hospital.