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Department of Social Services (MSH) - Req Number: 2454894
Job Title: Social Worker – Heart Hospital
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.
ADULT CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE CENTER – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
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.
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