Mount Sinai Careers

Social Worker

Astoria, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Patients are referred to social workers by members of the care team for a psychosocial assessment.  The social worker is responsible for coordinating a plan of care by identifying resources available for community programs, home care, and psychiatric/counseling services, and acting as the liaison to help connect the patient to these programs.  The social worker conducts functional assessments and facilitates discussions around advanced directives.  The social worker documents in the electronic medical record, and communicates the goals of care with the interdisciplinary care team.  The social worker assists patients with insurance concerns, and providing them with resources to identify state/federal programs under which they qualify for health insurance.  The social worker will act in compliance with all state, federal, and other regulatory standards.  As part of the care team, the social worker plays an active role in the quality improvement process of the practice, examining the population for the need for services such as translation, mental health support and transportation.  The social worker will assist with identifying barriers to care and strive to improve patient satisfaction within the practice
Masters Degree in Social Work
  • Minimum of one year experience in community based Outpatient Ambulatory Care Center preferred.
  • Good organization, written, oral, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to assess patient psychosocial care needs and to develop a plan of care.
  • Knowledgeable about Entitlements and Benefits and Community Resources.
  • Proficient in Epic
 Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to
delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!
Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans