Social Worker – Medicine/Surgery

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2477042

Job Title:  Social Worker – Medicine/Surgery



Roles & Responsibilities:

This new position involves the provision of social worker services to a 16-bed Step-Down Unit (SDU) on Annenberg 8. 

The current NSICU will be moving from Annenberg 8 to KCC 9, and it is anticipated the current Annenberg 8 unit will be for patients requiring an intermediate (step-down) level of care between that of an Intensive Care unit and a normally staffed in-patient unit. This SDU social worker will be responsible for providing psychosocial services to SDU patients including intensive and ongoing supportive counseling as well as discharge planning. Some of these patients will require a depression screening using a standardized screening tool as part of their comprehensive assessment. 

The SDU social worker will have responsibilities that include teamwork, committee meetings, quality improvement projects and participation beyond the purview of the floor assignments. In this role the social worker will also assist in initiating and implementing early discharge planning to maximize throughput and prevent readmissions when applicable. It is anticipated that the SDU social worker will be a member of the ICU coverage group.



New York State LMSW.
Ability to the take lead in coordinating multiple disciplines for complex family meetings.
Knowledge of crisis, family and systems theories.
Excellent organizational, collaborative, and psychosocial assessment skills.
Knowledge of crisis intervention and end-of-life treatment.
Ability to coordinate resources within the hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care.
Ability to flexible and become part of a team that will be evolving and subject to change.
Inpatient hospital experience.

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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