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Social Worker (Bilingual) – Dialysis Center
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Department of Social Work (MSH) - Req Number: 2195220
Job Title: Social Worker (Bilingual) – Dialysis Center
Roles & Responsibilities:
The role of the Social Worker within MSHP is to serve as a member of the interdisciplinary care team and to work closely with this team to provide complex care management services to patients at risk for avoidable hospital and emergency department utilization. Initially, this position will provide longitudinal services. The goal of MSHP is to standardize and consolidate complex care coordination for both short-term and long-term interventions and this position will evolve to provide these services to patients covered by diverse insurances.
The Social Worker will conduct biopsychosocial assessments with patients and family caregivers, identify barriers to seeking medical/behavioral health care and work with the team and patient/family caregivers to develop a care plan to overcome these barriers and improve health outcomes. (S)he will create linkages for patients with community organizations to facilitate adherence to the care plan in the community. The Social Worker is responsible for educating patients/family caregivers on how to navigate the health system. For common patients, the Social Worker communicates with social workers/care coordinators within MSHP and the Health System to ensure collaborative and seamless work.
LOCATION: This position will be based at the Mount Sinai Kidney Center, East River Plaza, 517 E117th Street, Manhattan, 10035.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish).
• Exceptional skills in engaging patients/families and in assessment and coordination of resources within families and hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care.
• Exceptional organizational, collaborative and psychosocial assessment and intervention skills.
• Interest in being part of an innovative initiative to improve the quality of care by addressing barriers to behavioral health, primary and specialist care, preventable Emergency Department visits and hospital admissions/readmissions.
• Hospital experience and experience with patients with chronic behavioral health and medical conditions preferred.
• Proficiency in MS Office. Ability to learn hospital documentation and scheduling systems and care coordination applications.
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