Social Worker – Heart Transplant

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2472490


Job Title: Social Worker – Heart Transplant

  

Roles & Responsibilities:

This social worker in this position will join the two other Cardiac Transplant/LVAD (Left Ventricular Assistive Device) social workers and will be an integral member of the team. The social worker will be responsible for following cardiac transplant, LVAD and TAH (Total Artificial Heart) patients which involves assessing patients’ suitability for transplantation/LVAD, TAH, following patients while hospitalized as well as out- patients both pre and post-transplant/LVAD/TAH as needed. This is a complex position that requires juggling the clinic and in-patient work. This social worker will also 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 a weekly 7:00 AM recipient review meetings. Knowledge of crisis, family and systems theories is utilized in an interdisciplinary setting. The worker will be a part of the Cardiac Coverage Group.

Requirements: 


New York State LMSW.
Excellent clinical, group work and organizational skills.
Ability to assess needs and coordinate resources within hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care and expedious safe discharge planning. 
Experience in providing individual and group psychosocial services to patients with acute and chronic illness.
Exceptional collaborative and communication skills with multiple staff and units as well as great flexibility.
Experience with anticipatory grief and end-of- life counseling. 
Excellent presentation skills.
Ability to develop programs.


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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