Social Worker-Maternal Child

Bridgeport, CT
Dec 12, 2019

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Job Description

Overview

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.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

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 functioning and/or recovery of the patients and families. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Provides clinical social work services which may include crisis intervention, advocacy, bereavement counseling, information and referral, behavioral intervention to patients/families/significant others.
    • 1.1 Interviews patients, families, or significant others upon referral by Care Coordinator, or hospital staff.
  • 2. Maintains effective, open communication with all members of the health care team and other hospital staff.
    • 2.1 Functions as an active, contributing member of an inter-disciplinary team as measured by feedback from health care team.
  • 3. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by department policies.
    • 3.1 Completes written report in EMR of evaluation and plan for patients' chart on the day of initial consultation as indicated by review of charts and supervisory observation.
  • 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 Demonstrates knowledge of community resources and utilizes them effectively as observed by supervisor.
  • 5. Demonstrates knowledge of department/hospital programs policies and procedures.
    • 5.1 Identifies problem areas or gaps in services in hospital and department in accordance with professional standards measured by supervisory observation.
  • 6. Professional development.
    • 6.1 Attends educational seminars to maintain and meet expectations set forth by Hospital and departmental standards.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Master's Degree in Social Work.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

LMSW or LCSW required. This social work position is for a maternal child health social worker, who will work within 4 units. This social worker would need to have time management skills, have the ability to prioritize and work within a multidisciplinary team and with community agencies, and be able to manage a high acuity of cases.

 

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, sit, talk and/or hear. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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Job Info

Job: 14054

Department: Utilization Review
Category: BEHAV HLT/SOC WORK
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: D/E
Hours: 40

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