Social Worker

Northern Westchester Hospital Bay Shore , NY 11706

Posted 4 months ago

Job Description:

Provides case and group work services to patients and/or their families during patient's Hospital stay. Ensures continuity of medical care by referral to appropriate follow-up services.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides direct service to patients and their families using a variety of social work modalities in order to help clients maximize their functioning. Travel to patient homes, community resources, community meetings may be required.

  • Advocates on behalf of the client to ensure maximum access to health care.

  • Maintains appropriate professional patient care documentation as defined by hospital policies and procedures.

  • Functions in a consultative and educative capacity with all pertinent individuals or agencies that impact on patients.

  • Prepares materials for supervisory conferences.

  • May direct the activities of paraprofessional staff, social work interns and volunteers.

  • May participate in appropriate research, staff development programs and community liaison activities.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.

  • LMSW required within one (1) year of employment.

  • Experience as required/preferred by position is indicated on MSW generic posting form.

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Social Worker

Northern Westchester Hospital