Valley Health System Ridgewood , NJ 07451
To engage patients and families in identifying psycho-social needs in order to develop appropriate interventions and coordinate optimal, and safe plans of care. To educate, counsel, and refer as indicated. To plan and communicate effectively with multi-disciplinary team and ,community resources and support the Information Sharing Core Element of PFCC.
Master's degree in social work from an accredited program.
Previous social work experience preferred.
New Jersey Social Work License required. MSW and LSW or LCSW required.
Effective group process skills. Effective oral and written communication skills to express ideas clearly. Effective listening skills.
Ability to pay attention to details, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability to follow-through using appropriate channels of communication. Ability to pay attention to details, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability to function competently in stressful situations and the changing work environment related to changing patient needs, including working with patients with acute, chronic, and complex disease processes. Ability to work cooperatively with patients, family members, and multidisciplinary team members (i.e., physicians, Rehab, Respiratory, DI, Lab, etc.). Ability to utilize effective time management to set priorities, perform job related responsibilities, and respond quickly to emergency situations. Ability to use effective analytical and critical thinking skills to problem-solve.