Social Worker (Medicine/Surgery)

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2569938

Job Title: Social Worker (Medicine/Surgery)


Roles & Responsibilities:

The social worker will be responsible for providing psychosocial services, including discharge planning, for hospitalized patients on GP 9E, primarily with gastrointestinal diseases (such as Crohn’s , ulcerative colitis, G.I. cancers and liver disease) that require surgical intervention. Knowledge of crisis, family and systems theories is utilized in an interdisciplinary setting. Supportive counseling is provided to patients with new and chronic diagnoses, treatment, and end-of- life care. In addition, complex discharge planning is required. The social worker will collaborate as a member of the interdisciplinary team. 

The social worker will also be part of a group of surgical social workers and participate in group work, program development and implementation. The social worker is an integral part of the hospital initiatives and has responsibilities that include teamwork, committee meetings and participation beyond the purview of the floor assignments. Coverage includes other medicine/surgery units. 


New York State LMSW.
Inpatient hospital experience preferred.
Excellent clinical, collaborative, and organizational skills.
Experience providing psychosocial services to patients with acute and chronic illnesses
Ability to develop and implement safe, appropriate, and timely discharge plans in a demanding, fast paced environment.

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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