Social Worker - MSW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Department of Social Work (MSW) -  Req Number: 82008

Job Title: Social Worker 

Roles & Responsibilities:

Assesses and evaluates patients/families' social, psychosocial and environmental situations to determine patient needs.  Demonstrates knowledge of the disease entity and common medical interventions in the service area assigned.

  1. Formulates treatment plans and goals to meet patient need              
  2. Conducts individual and/or group treatment sessions for patients and families addressing psychosocial issues; assisting patients and families in developing coping strategies and adjustment to illness                  
  3. Directs patients/families to appropriate community agencies and resources as patient need dictates                       
  4. Monitors, coordinates, case manages activities for high risk psychosocial patients to ensure implementation of multiple services              
  5. Develops and implements strategies for successful collaboration between providers and patient/family systems                       
  6. Identifies and assists team in managing obstacles to treatment and/or discharge plans         
  7. Provides patient/family education and encourages participation in care plan                      
  8. Provides education related to impact of psychosocial issues on patients/families to multidisciplinary providers                    
  9. Identifies, evaluates and intervenes with suspected and/or confirmed victims of abuse (i.e. child abuse/neglect; elder abuse/neglect; rape/sexual assault; domestic violence) ensuring patient safety. Monitors and interfaces with regulatory agencies to ensure safe and appropriate follow-up. Seeks consultation from appropriate administrator of identified area (i.e. Child Protection Coordinator; Victim Services Coordinator)            
  10. Identifies and evaluates need for guardianship for patients in order to discharge or maintain themselves safely in the community              
  11. Facilitates interdisciplinary case conferences/discharge rounds focusing team on treatment/discharge planning activities                  
  12. Identifies and recommends the need for agreements with community agencies to improve continuity of care                 
  13. Reviews medical record to assess progress toward goals                 
  14. Documents in the medical record in accordance with standards set by Department of Social Work and/or regulatory agencies


Masters in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.  Knowledge of social work services, theories, techniques, community resources and agencies.

Related experience in the social service and/or health care field, preferably one year in a medical setting, which can include related field placement.

LCSW or within one year of employment.
Basic MS Office Suite.
  1. Excellent communication/interpersonal and organizational skills
  2. Analytical abilities
  3. Basic computer skills required.
  4. Light Physical Activity Required

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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