Clinical Social Worker II

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University of Maryland Medical System
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November 8, 2021
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Clinical Social Worker II

Job ID: 95103

Area of Interest: Professionals

Location: Baltimore,MD US

Hours of Work: 8:30 – 5:00p

Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: DAY

What You Will Do:

General Summary

Under general supervision provides therapeutic intervention and social work services to patients and their families to enhance comprehensive, integrated and uninterrupted care in the hospital and to have continuity of care in the community.  Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations with patients, families, visitors, and co-workers in accordance with UMMC and departmental policies and procedures.  Through advanced practice skills mobilizes resources to reduce risk, and serves as ambassador between hospital and community.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

  1. Assess the patient’s psychosocial situation in relation to the medical and psychiatric needs by providing brief admission assessments of each patient, family, or significant other to extend support and determine willingness. Ability to understand and comply with the D/C treatment plan, and understand availability of the caregiver to care for the hospitalized patient upon discharge.
  2. Interviews patients, family members, and/or significant others identified through case finding or referral to assess needs for social work services and plans appropriate interventions and treatment goals to improve psychosocial outcomes.
  3. Reviews patient chart and nursing care plans for pertinent medical care or nursing care information.
  4. Provides preventive, protective, or supportive services, including mandatory reporting for patients who are in or who are threatened by situations detrimental to their well-being.
  5. Interprets psycho-social services programs and procedures to client, staff and community organizations.
  6. Works with the Care Coordinator and the treatment team to develop a safe and timely discharge plan A and B that complies with regulations and laws regarding patient and family wishes. Responsible for mental health placements, homelessness plans, pharmaceutical plans, guardianship procurement, residential care, other psycho-social related placements and hospice/palliative.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in Social Work required. Maryland state LCSW-C licensure and credentials is commensurate with clinical assignment.
  2. Two years social work experience in acute hospital setting is preferred.  This may include internships and paid work experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

What brings you joy in your role?
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Working with staff to understand the clinical environment and how patients respond to illness brings me joy to my life. It has helped to enrich my professional career, and hopefully I have helped to enrich the professional lives of others.

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Working with staff to understand the clinical environment and how patients respond to illness brings me joy to my life. It has helped to enrich my professional career, and hopefully I have helped to enrich the professional lives of others.

 

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