Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:
The University of Maryland Medical Center is currently seeking a Social Worker II (full time) with a desire to join our team. Located at the University Of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards; you won't find a more vibrant place to work!
Master’s degree in Social Work and Maryland state LCSW-C license is REQUIRED.
Job Summary Under general supervision provides therapeutic intervention and advanced 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. Acts as a resource to Clinical Social Worker I incumbents. Demonstrates positive interpersonal relations with patients, families, visitors, and co-workers in accordance with UMMS and departmental policies and procedures. Fulfillment of the job duties requires the employee to have access to medication storage areas.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
Assesses the patient's psychosocial situation in relation to the medical and psychiatric needs and plans appropriate interventions and treatment goals to improve patient/family functioning, in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and generally accepted clinical social work practices. A. Interviews patients, family members, and/or significant others identified through case finding or referral to assess needs for social work services. B. Reviews patient chart and nursing care plans for pertinent medical care or nursing care information.
Provides family counseling and other clinical services to patients, such as, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral approaches, task-centered treatment and crisis intervention based on assessed needs using individual, family, or group modalities in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and generally accepted clinical social work practices. A. Provides preventive, protective, or supportive services to patients who are in or who are threatened by situations detrimental to their well-being. B. Collaborates with the health care team regarding in-hospital needs and post-hospital care. C. Interprets psycho-social services programs and procedures to client, staff and community organizations.
Coordinates and maintains a viable discharge planning program for the assigned service area to identify patient needs and plan for appropriate after-care services. A. Ensures continuity of care through comprehensive and appropriate discharge planning with patient, family, and/or significant others.
Documents appropriate data from psycho-social assessments, individual contacts, family interventions and discharge planning according to department policy and procedures and State, Federal, and Joint Commission stipulated requirements.
Evaluates psycho-social services program objectives and results and participates in program planning and improvement in accordance with the mission of the hospital and department. A. Prepares and submits statistical information according to departmental policy on "reporting and recording" for continuity of care.
Demonstrates a commitment to professional development through participation in relevant in-service and continuing educational programs. A. Actively examines clinical practice and seeks self improvement through use of supervision, peer consultation, or other methods to develop therapeutic knowledge and skills. B. Participates in the training and education of allied health professionals in the hospital and/or in the community. C. Participate in the clinical teaching and instruction of undergraduate or graduate social work interns in the field of practice.
Provide supervision to designated social work staff, as required.
What You Need to Be Successful:
A Master’s Degree in Social Work is required.
Maryland state Social Work licensure and credentials as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW and/or LCSW-C) is required. Applicants licensed at an equivalent level in another state may work for up to 6 months while Maryland licensure is pending. Proof of application for licensure at the LCSW or LCSW-C level is required in these instances.
Two years applicable social work experience is required.