Social Worker – Solid Organ Living Donation (LCSW)

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2450812


Job Title: Social Worker – Solid Organ Living Donation (LCSW)

  

Roles & Responsibilities:

In this position, the social worker will be an integral part of the Living Donor Program whose focus is solely on providing quality care to living kidney and liver organ donors pre and post donation in a patient friendly environment. This innovative program provides expertise in the medical, surgical and psychological health to people considering living donation. The Program, which provides evaluation, education, research and wellness, is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that focuses on the pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative period for the living donor. 

As a member of the Independent Donor Advocacy Team (IDAT), the Living Donor Advocate Social Worker (LDA SW) conducts living donor kidney and liver psychosocial and independent advocate assessments and follows all patients throughout the continuum of care. The comprehensive evaluation provides education about the psychosocial risks and benefits of live donation, identifies potential risks that may impact post-donation outcome, assesses for coercion and motivation, including the patient’s ability to make an informed decision about donation, and provides advocacy, support and guidance around the decision making process. A new component to the role will incorporate advocacy for patients considering donation under the Hope Act. During the inpatient and initial recovery phase there is a concentration on advocacy, psychological support and discharge planning. Throughout the post-recovery phase the focus will predominately include support around coping, and health maintenance and promotion along with the interdisciplinary team. 

The social worker will be part of the Recanati/Miller Transplant Institute and have responsibilities that include: program development and maintenance, psychosocial outcomes research, committee meetings, quality improvement, and weekly donor review meetings. Knowledge of crisis, family and systems theories is utilized in an interdisciplinary setting. 

Requirements: 


New York State LCSW required.
Excellent clinical and assessment skills.
Strong interdisciplinary/collaborative skills. 
Excellent presentation and writing skills
Program development and implementation skills.
Ability to assess needs and coordinate resources within hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care.
Research experience preferred.


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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