Social Worker (Complex Discharge Team)

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2527866


Job Title: Social Worker

  

Roles & Responsibilities:

The social worker in this position will work collaboratively with a case manager with identified medically and/or psychosocially high risk patients throughout adult medicine and surgery units for the primary purpose of reducing the length of stay and improving the outcomes and experience for these patients and their families. Initially, it is anticipated that the targeted population of 13-15 patients, expected to be clustered on several units, will be identified weekly, primarily through long-stay rounds, and will be patients who have been in an ICU for 10 or more days, have triggered sepsis and/or are on the respiratory pathway. The social worker/case manager team will receive hand-offs from the unit staff. This team will be responsible for maintaining records on the patients served, reporting and analyzing outcomes, and recommending programmatic changes. The team will have high visibility with the Chief Medical Officer and her staff.

Requirements: 


New York State LMSW or LCSW.
Medicine/Surgery inpatient experience.
Exceptional collaborative and communication skills with multiple staff and units. 
Ability to co-lead a new initiative, with the requisite analytical and presentation skills.



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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