Social Worker (Emergency Department) Compressed Schedule

Job Description

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Department of Social Work (MSH) - Req Number: 2525224

Job Title:  Social Worker (Emergency Department) Compressed Schedule


Roles & Responsibilities:

In 2020, we will be transitioning our extra-curricular On-Call program to 5 full-time regular social work positions. The social workers in these positions will provide onsite coverage which will enable 24/7 in-person social work response for the hospital. 

In this role, the social worker will facilitate the discharge of patients from ED and for early intervention with patients being hospitalized. Responsibilities include crisis intervention (including cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, child protection, human trafficking, and death); psychosocial assessments and a full range of psychosocial interventions for patients/families, transitional care, and, when appropriate, follow-up phone calls and post discharge intervention. Services will also include counseling and concrete assistance (e.g., pharmacy, home care, transportation, entitlements, and referrals for community services). The social workers will also be expected to cross-cover in the Rapid Evaluation & Treatment Unit and to cover urgent situations in the in-patient setting.

To this end we will be hiring 5 social workers to work the following schedules:
• 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. 3 days per week including rotating weekends (4 social workers)
• 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Fridays- Sundays (1 social worker)

All five social workers will be required to work one additional shift per month. Schedules are subject to change based on Emergency Department and inpatient flow. There will be a salary supplement for working nights.

During the orientation and training period, daytime hours will be required. For clinical supervision, there may be a need for adjustment of hours.


With support from Hospital Position Control, this HRTS transaction will create one of five new social work positions. The social workers in these positions will provide onsite coverage which will enable 24/7 in-person social work response for the hospital. These new positions will replace the ED On-Call Program and will be essentially budget neutral.

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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