Per Diem Social Worker

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2626358

Job Title: Per Diem Social Worker 


Roles & Responsibilities:

The Per Diem Social Worker I, under general supervision, assists patients and their families in understanding illness and disabilities and resolving personal, financial and environmental difficulties which interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Specific duties may vary by area assigned. Develop collaborative relationships with other disciplines to assure effective patient care. After appropriate training, demonstrates competency for specific patient population. In specific program areas (e.g. Renal and Transplant), more detailed job descriptions specific to the program area have been developed.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Interview patients and families to assess and evaluate patients' social, psychological and environmental situations. Review information obtained from patient care staff and medical records, to determine patient needs.
2. Provide social work services in accordance with social work assessment and conducts individual and/or group treatment sessions for patients and families with personal and environmental difficulties which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical or psychiatric care.
3. Direct patients/families to appropriate community agencies and resources for financial assistance, counseling, rehabilitation, auxiliary care, or to aid in location of, e.g., medical supplies, adaptive devices.
4. Conduct discharge planning for patients with disabilities or illnesses, assessing needs for more specialized care, and arrange placement in other health care facilities, rehabilitation institutions, or extended care facilities as appropriate. Participate in placement of children.
5. Participate as a team member in conferences with other health care professionals, and communicate to patient care staffs the social, emotional and environmental problems which may affect patients' response to treatment.
6. Work with other staff to develop quality improvement initiatives.
7. Participate in educational programs, related to social work theories and practices, of medical students and residents, and allied health professionals within and outside the Hospital through such activities as formal precepting, participating on committees, consultations, developing and presenting lectures, and so forth.
8. Develop and maintains contacts with various community agencies to gather information on available resources, to relay appropriate patient information, and to improve services provided.
9. Record concise narrative of assessment plan and interventions in patients' medical record.
10. Engage in educational development and field work experience of advanced social work students.
11. May participate in educational programs of medical students, residents and allied health professionals within and outside the Hospital.
12. Maintain current knowledge about government and community social service programs and regulations.
13. Participate in appropriate educational activities and department meetings.




Master's degree in social work from an accredited institution

Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York State. Some positions may require the LCSW.

No previous experience 

High level of interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with Hospital and agency health care professionals, and to interact with patients and families during periods of emotional stress.

Analytical abilities necessary to assess patient needs, to develop associated treatment modalities, and to provide effective counseling.

Ability to develop understanding of the specific patient population with regard to socio demographic characteristics, behavior patterns, and service needs.


Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have 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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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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