Social Worker – OB/GYN High Risk

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2472116

Job Title: Social Worker 

Roles & Responsibilities:

The social worker in this position will be responsible for screening new prenatal patients for psychosocial stressors that impede a positive pregnancy and parenting outcome and providing a broad scope of social work services to patients followed in the OB/GYN Ambulatory practice. Services include provision of HIV education, short term mental health counseling ancillary to the patient’s medical management, ongoing review of the mental health management with the program’s liaison psychiatrist, counseling related to a myriad of social, behavioral and medically complicated pregnancy related issues and planning and implementing safe mother-baby discharge at the time of delivery. The social worker will be responsible for providing continuity of care to the patient in all settings from the onset of prenatal care through the post-partum period, which includes an evaluation for post-partum depression. 

This social worker will also act as the social work liaison to the High Medical Risk Clinic and participate in the interdisciplinary clinic rounds. Her assignments will be heavily weighted to those with high risk pregnancies. In addition to routine coverage within the program, he/she will also have an additional coverage assignment for the two part-time in-patient OB social workers, should both be out at the same time. He/she will also provide coverage for the Prenatal HIV Social Worker.

The social worker collaborates with a large interdisciplinary group of medical providers and with social work colleagues who provide services to patients receiving care in the GYN Ambulatory practice. 


New York State LMSW.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Strong interest in multi-systems management with high risk populations. Skills in rapid assessment and focused, short term interventions incorporating safe mother-baby discharge planning are major assets.
Knowledge of Women’s Health is an asset.
Strong organizational/time management skills, flexibility and an ability to work with multidisciplinary providers.
Experience with maternal mental health counseling is an asset.
Knowledge of HIV is an asset.

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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