Social Worker – Outpatient

Job Description

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2516660

Job Title: Social Worker – Outpatient



Roles & Responsibilities:

Mount Sinai Health Partners (MSHP) is the management services organization developed to implement the Health System’s population health initiatives: programs of care that enhance the individual patient’s experience and health status, improve the health of patient populations, and reduce utilization and healthcare costs. MSHP provides the infrastructure and machinery to support population health initiatives, particularly preventive care, through care coordination, information technology, workflow optimization, and quality reporting. The Department of Social Work Services is positioned to take a lead role in the development of MSHP by providing transitional and longitudinal care coordination services. 

As a member of the interdisciplinary care team in this primary care setting, the social worker triages patient care as needed focusing on same-day, short-term assistance to address issues such as mental health assessment/referrals (including suicidal ideation), substance use assessment/referral, transportation, homecare, insurance, housing, and hunger. In this role, the social worker conducts brief biopsychosocial assessments, identifies mutually agreed upon goals, and assists with developing and facilitating a plan. The social worker is responsible for educating patients/care partners about navigating the health system and the availability of relevant resources, coordinating with other MSHP programs, and linking patients/care partners to community organizations and services. The social worker also assesses for high risk patient eligibility for longitudinal care coordination and makes referrals as needed. 


New York State LMSW or LCSW. 
Exceptional organizational, collaborative, psychosocial assessment and intervention skills.
Interest in being part of an innovative initiative to improve the quality of care by addressing barriers to primary and specialist care, preventable Emergency Department visits and hospital admissions/readmissions.
Hospital experience preferred.
Proficiency in MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook. Ability to learn hospital ambulatory scheduling system, electronic medical record and specific care coordination applications.

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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