Social Worker (Ambulatory Care)

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Department of Social Work (MSH) - Req Number: 2609826


Job Title:  Social Worker (Ambulatory Care) 


Roles & Responsibilities:

As part of the Rheumatology conversion business plan at the Mount Sinai Hospital campus, in March 2020, the current FPA program will become a Hospital Article 28 practice in the CAM building at 17 East 102nd Street. A new social worker position is being created to assist with the provision of social work services to patients within the new practice. Clinic-related services will be available for patients across the following medical specialities: rheumatology, diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology and sickle cell disorders. Approximately 50% of the social work position will be devoted to patients within the rheumatology clinic (operational M-F, 9-5). A range of other specialty clinics will operate for shorter periods throughout the week for which the social worker will be available for coverage and consultation. Referrals to the social worker will come from the multi-disciplinary team of the related specialty. 

The social worker in this position will provide a range of social work services to patients. Responsibilities will include conducting clinical social work assessments and coordinating the psychosocial components of patient care. In addition to the counseling component, interventions will include assistance with concrete services relating to benefits and entitlements, home care, medication, DME and transportation. The patient population in this practice will be diverse both in regards to age/demographics and level of need for social work assistance. Insurance accepted by the practice will encompasses both private insurances and Medicare/Medicaid. 


Requirements: 


• New York State LMSW or LCSW. 
• Bilingual (English/Spanish).
• Experience in providing rapid psychosocial assessment and focused, short-term treatment.
• Knowledge of entitlements, resources and the ability to assist patients with concrete needs and provide linkages, referrals, and enhanced patient follow-through by reducing barriers to care.
• Ability to assess needs and coordinate resources with hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care.
• Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 
• Excellent clinical, collaborative, organizational, and leadership skills.
• Capacity to work with a diverse patient population. 



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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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