Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, rotating shift, MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER 1 OR 2. Under the University of Washington Medical Center Social Work Department's Policies and Professional Social Work requirements, this Social Work Professional serves as a member of the UWMC Emergency Medicine Service (EMS) health care team, providing direct services to EMS patients and their support systems, and providing consultation to medical staff regarding psychosocial issues, and for responding to inpatient social work emergencies after hours. This position reports to the Emergency Room Social Work Manager.This social work professional will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to provide care and/or services appropriate to the age of the patient in the service area.RESPONSIBILITIES:Consult with medical and nursing staff in order to screen patients for service needs, provide information regarding social work activity and to coordinate care as a part of an interdisciplinary teamConduct independent psychosocial assessments and psychiatric evaluations, facilitating psychiatric admissions at UWMC, other hospitals or via involuntary treatment services, as appropriateArrange outpatient mental health services in the community for EMS patients in need of sameServe as information resource for community agencies and their clients, and liaison for agencies and clients in need of UWMC servicesProvide consultation with other UWMC Social Work Department team membersProvide telephone consultation and crisis intervention for persons calling in from communityProvide thorough documentation of clinical activity via medical record for continuity of care and legal issuesPsychosocial and physical needs assessment of medically ill EMS patients. Arrange visiting nurse or chore services as needed. Alert inpatient social worker of patients admitted needing discharge planning.Substance abuse assessments and treatment referralsDomestic violence assessments, referrals to safe houses and community resourcesLiaison between medical staff and family of EMS patients in medical crisis – information, support, grief work as neededFunction as patient advocate in EMS; provide information, support basic comfort measures; help clarify patient needs to medical staffParticipate as an active member of a Clinical Social Work Team contributing to the successful functioning of the Social Work Team and DepartmentSubmit statistics on daily activityPerforms other related duties as assignedThis position may be hired as a Social Worker 1 or 2, depending on candidate's qualifications. REQUIREMENTS:SOCIAL WORKER 1:A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education AND six months of experience in a health care delivery system.OREquivalent education/experience.Health care experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.SW1 LEGAL REQUIREMENT:Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington: Agency Affiliated Counselor Licensed Social Work Associate -Advanced Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical SOCIAL WORKER 2:A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND two years of full-time professional social work experience in a health-care setting eligible to begin social work practicum instruction for the School of Social Work. OREquivalent education/experience.SW2 LEGAL REQUIREMENT:Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington: Licensed Advance Social Worker Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker DESIRED:Experience in a mental health setting.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.