Social Worker – IBD Center

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2434628

Job Title: Social Worker – IBD Center


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Integrated Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Mount Sinai Hospital is filling a full-time vacancy for an outpatient social worker (1 of 2 in the Center) to provide psychosocial care to pediatric and adult patients with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. The social worker would join a dynamic, highly integrated multidisciplinary team of medical and surgical providers, as well as nutritionists, clinical pharmacists, nursing and nurse practitioners, child life specialists and a health psychologist.

The social worker will be responsible for:

• Biopsychosocial Assessment, consultation and delivery of brief, disease-focused behavioral interventions (e.g. CBT, gut-directed hypnotherapy) for a range of pediatric and adult patients referred by the GI team, in the IBD center. Services are performed in person and through telehealth. 
• Collaboration with social workers and child life specialists on inpatient services on which these patients may be hospitalized in order to assure coordination of care. 
• Participation in programs such as GRITT-IBD, Meet Me at Mount Sinai (surgery preparation), Pediatric New Patient Diagnosis program, COMPASS (adult new diagnosis) and the Adolescent and Young Adult Transition program.
• Contributing to continued development of resilience-based programming in the Center, including the summer pre-college teen event, potential support groups.
• Supporting ongoing research grants in psychosocial IBD.
• Making REAP and community resource referrals as needed.
The social worker will assist patients and families with the impact of the diagnosis of IBD and its implications throughout the course of the illness with special emphasis on understanding the psychosocial implications of this illness along a developmental spectrum for the population. Services will include behavior therapy for patients of all ages, their families and support systems; health education; resource coordination; adherence to care and adjustment to chronic disease. 

This position will be based at 17 East 102nd Street, Manhattan, New York.


• New York State LMSW or LCSW. 
• Skills in biopsychosocial assessment and establishment of developmentally appropriate therapeutic relationships with patients/families of all ages. 
• Training in CBT and other behavioral interventions; opportunities for training in gut-directed hypnotherapy 
• Experience working with both adults and children in health care settings.
• Experience working with patients with chronic illnesses 
• Exceptional collaboration skills and the ability to work within a multidisciplinary setting.

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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