Mount Sinai Careers

Social Worker – Medicine/Surgery (Neurosurgery)

New York, New York
Allied Health

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2309210

Job Title:  Social Worker – Medicine/Surgery (Neurosurgery)


Roles & Responsibilities:

This position involves the provision of social work services to patients in the Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit, a 16 bed unit located in Annenberg 8. The social worker will be responsible for providing psychosocial services to patients hospitalized with neurosurgical and neurologically-based illnesses, including stroke and other illnesses. There is a need for intensive and ongoing supportive counseling for patients and families as well as discharge planning. A comprehensive assessment of stroke patients, including depression screening using a standardized screening tool is required. 

The social worker is an integral part of the Critical Care Institute and Comprehensive Stroke Center and has responsibilities that include teamwork, committee meetings and participation beyond the purview of the floor assignments. In addition, the social worker will take a leadership role in family meetings, the Respiratory Recovery Pathway, LOS/DBN and Patient and Family Satisfaction initiatives. The social worker is expected to identify patterns of need, develop and implement programs and use and monitor quality improvement methods and metrics. Coverage will include other intensive care units.



New York State LMSW required, LCSW preferred.
Ability to the take lead in coordinating multiple disciplines for complex family meetings.
Knowledge of crisis, family and systems theories.
Excellent organizational, collaborative, and psychosocial assessment skills.
Knowledge of crisis intervention and end-of-life treatment.
Ability to coordinate resources within the hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care.
Inpatient hospital experience.

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. 

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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. 

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