Social Worker – Congenital Heart Disease (LCSW)

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2454894

Job Title: Social Worker – Heart Hospital  


Roles & Responsibilities:

The social worker in this full-time position will spend three days per week in the newly created Mount Sinai Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Center and two days a week as a Cardiac/Surgery float primarily covering in the ICUs. The ACHD Center includes: Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic; Adolescent and Adult Fontan Clinic; Congenital Heart Disease Transition Clinic; Pregnancy and Reproductive Health combined with Maternal Fetal Medicine; and Pulmonary Hypertension clinic.

The social worker in this position will be an integral member of The Mount Sinai ACHD Center. This Center was recently created to meet the medical and surgical needs of this complex and growing population and is comprised of a dedicated team of experts. The population consists of patients with all forms of Congenital Heart Disease, from simple to complex, including patients with pulmonary hypertension and cardiovascular connective tissue disorders. The social worker will be responsible for following ACHD patients on both an outpatient and in-patient basis, although it is anticipated that the majority of the work will be outpatient with a strong presence in the ACHD clinics. Responsibilities for the social worker in this role will include conducting specialized clinical assessments and will be a part of medical interdisciplinary team to coordinate psychosocial components of patient care. The social worker will have responsibilities that include leading support groups, teamwork, committee meetings, quality improvement and early morning meetings. Knowledge of crisis and family and systems theories is utilized in an interdisciplinary setting. There is a strong focus on program development and patient satisfaction, and the team is seeking a candidate interested in research. 

FLOAT – Tuesday and Friday
Two days/week, the social worker in this position will primarily float in the ICUs but may also be floated to regular Cardiac/Surgery units as needed.


New York State LCSW required
In-patient Medicine/Surgery experience required, cardiac experience preferred. 
Ability to work flexibly and cooperatively with a team of specialty physicians and to develop a focused practice in a new setting. 
Experience providing psychosocial services to patients with acute and chronic illness with excellent clinical and collaborative skills.
Experience with end-of life counseling preferred. 
Ability to assess needs and coordinate resources within hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care and expeditors safe discharge planning.

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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