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 healthy functioning and /or recovery of the patients and
families. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- 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 within (48) hours of admission as evidenced by documentation in the patient's electronic medical record (EMR).
- 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 attendance at treatment team meetings, admission and discharge family meetings, and by supervisory observation and feedback.
- 3. Maintains appropriate patient records as mandated by department policies.
- 3.1 Documents psycho-social evaluation and treatment plan in the patient's EMR within (48) hours of admission as evidenced by random monthly EMR audits 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 Maintains current information about resources as measured by supervisory observation.
- 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 departmental meetings and staff development programs as measured by review of meeting minutes 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.
Master's Degree in Social Work
Geriatric and/or Psychiatric Social Work experience required
For staff hired before May 15, 2014, must be license eligible within 2 years of hire/transfer and have received license
within 3 years of hire/transfer into this position.
For staff hired after May 15, 2014, 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.
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.