Social Worker – Pediatrics

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2651452

Job Title: Social Worker – Pediatrics



Roles & Responsibilities:

The Social Worker, 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.
The Social Worker develops 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. Engagement and Assessment 
Engage patients/care partners to assess and evaluate psychosocial needs for discharge planning and/or care management and/or other services. Engage patients/care partners for adjustment to health issues and evaluate coping strategies.
2. Discharge/Care Planning and Psychosocial Interventions, and Program Development/Enhancement
Formulate interventions, discharge and/or comprehensive care plan that address identified needs. Provide clinical support to achieve mutually identified goals, in accordance with social work practice standards. Connect patients/care partners with appropriate community resources. Assess patterns of need within population(s) and work collaboratively to address them.
3. Collaboration
Engage providers/interdisciplinary team around patient/care partner treatment concerns and provision of services. Collaborate with other internal departments and external community-based organizations and providers, as needed.
4. Documentation
Document patient encounters and program activities accurately, with appropriate detail, in a timely manner. All documentation follows department and program specific requirements, provides a concise narrative, and is current, meaningful and internally consistent.
5. Supervision, Professional Development, and Licensure
Participate actively in supervision to assess and improve professional/clinical competence and actively seek professional development opportunities. Pursue professional development delineated by department Clinical Career Ladder. Obtain licensure consistent with New York State Office of the Professions criteria and departmental expectations.
6. Performs other related duties


Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited institution

Knowledge of social work services theories and techniques.
Level of knowledge of social work process and community resources and agencies in relation to health, illness and disability, generally acquired through six months to one year related experience in a medical or health care setting.

Skills and Competencies
1. 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.
2. Analytical abilities necessary to assess patient needs, to develop associated treatment modalities, and to provide effective counseling.
3. 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 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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