Social Worker

Bridgeport, CT
Oct 4, 2018

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran
Summary:
Provides Social Work services to the hospital''s patients and their families; services are designed to address psycho-social and environmental factors which impact on the healthy functioning and/or recovery of the patients and families. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities: 1. Provides clinical social work services which may include crisis intervention, advocacy, bereavement counseling, information and referral, discharge planning, behavior therapy to patients/families/significant others.
1.1 Interviews patients, families, or significant others as per policy as evidenced by documentation of patients'' charts.
1.2 Gathers information regarding patient''s problems which impact on patient''s condition with 100% accuracy as measured by supervisory observation.
1.3 Develops a psycho-social assessment of the impact of the identified problems in the patient in accordance with accepted professional and hospital standards as measured by supervisory observation.
1.4 Develops plan for social work intervention in response to assessed needs and in cooperation with patient/family/significant others in accordance with accepted professional and hospital standards as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
1.5 Implements plan in accordance with accepted professional and hospital standards as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
1.6 Provides effective direct service to patients, families, or significant others as measured by supervisory observation.
1.7 Demonstrates and maintains current knowledge and skill in providing appropriate care for child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from staff.
2. Maintains effective, open communication with all members of the health care team and other hospital staff. Provides coverage to other departments as needed.
2.1 Functions as an active, contributing member of an inter-disciplinary team as measured by attendance at teammeetings, supervisory observation and feedback.
2.2 Demonstrates collaboration with other disciplines in service provision as measured by supervisory observation and feedback. Has provided coverage to other programs in at least one instance
2.3 Interacts with co-workers, physicians, and other team members in a positive, cooperative manner as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
3. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by department policies.
3.1 Submits statistical reports by established deadline 100% of the time as indicated by monthly log reports.
3.2 Documents evaluations, assessments, consultations, activities and treatment planning and other relevant information as per policy and in compliance with departmental and J.C.A.H.O. standards 100% ofthe time as indicated by quarterly random review of charts.
4. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community agencies/facilities and service providers to enhance the availability of resources and to facilitate patient access.
4.1 Maintains current information about resources as measured by supervisory observation.
4.2 Maintains necessary written and verbal communications with community agencies and facilities as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
4.3 Identifies gaps in services/problem areas and participates in developing appropriate solutions as measured by supervisory observation and feedback.
5. Participates in professional staff development and hospital/community activities to maintain professional competency, contribute to training of others, and to enhance professional visibility.
5.1 Attends and participates in 90-95% of departmental meetings and staff development programs as measured by review of meeting minutes and by supervisory observation.
5.2 Participates in training of other members of health care team in areas of expertise in accordance with departmental guidelines as noted in monthly statistical reports and by supervisory observation.
6. Participates in programs, policies and procedures development and implementation.
6.1 Identifies problem areas or gaps in services in hospital and department in accordance with professional standards measured by supervisory observation.
6.2 Makes effective recommendations for developing solutions to identified problems or service gaps as measured by supervisory observation.
6.3 Participates regularly on departmental or hospital committees and other work groups to develop responses to problems or gaps as measured by monthly statistical reports, supervisory observation and feedback.
6.4 Develops and implements new services (i.e. groups, new interventions, etc.) in accordance with identified needs as measured by monthly statistical reports, supervisory observation, and feedback.
7. Is knowledgeable in the policy and procedures of seclusions/restraints for the Child Program. Is certified in CPI and maintains credentialing as required
7.1 Meets yearly competencies for application of seclusion protocol.
7.2 Is certified in CPI and maintains certification.

Other information: EDUCATION:
Master''s Degree in Social Work. EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of two years experience in health care setting preferred. LICENSURE:
LMSW is required upon hire. LMSW hires must be license eligible within 2 years of hire/transfer into this position and have received license within 3 years of hire/transfer into this position. PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk and/or hear. The employee is also required to sit. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Job Info

Job: 503

Department: Palliative Care
Category: Behav Hlt/soc Work
Status: Part Time With Benefits
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 32.00