Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
UW Medical Center - Montlake. has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, SOCIAL WORKER 2, INPATIENT ONCOLOGY.
The Inpatient Social Worker is assigned to medical service teams to assist with discharge planning, behavioral health issues affecting LOS and treatment adherence, support for patients and family members, and crisis intervention.
Assesses patient/families for goals of treatment, psychosocial factors impacting healthcare, preferences for post-acute care, barriers to discharge, available resources.
Collaborates with agencies/providers/payors that currently are engaged with patient, to ensure coordination of care.
Identifies and assists in transitioning patient to post–acute care resources and options (home health, SNF/LTAC/AFH placement).
Partners with primary team to set expectations for patients/families about timelines for choosing specific post-acute care options.
Maintains current knowledge, and educates patients/team on eligibility, requirements, referral processes and regulations for post-acute care options.
Participates in daily interdisciplinary care team rounds to identify patients needing social work services.
Recommends and helps organize care conferences, engaging & facilitating family participation as needed.
Participates in discharge consult service when applicable.
Identifies and addresses financial insurance barriers to provision of care via linkage to appropriate resources.
Bridges communication between care team and patient/family with focus on patient’s goals, incorporating cultural or family issues impeding progression of patient care and discharge.
Provides intervention/referrals for mental health, substance abuse, abuse/neglect/interpersonal violence.
Provides counseling and support during emergent issues and/or changes in status that may impact patient’s outcome.
Provides assistance in situations requiring identification of LNOK, advance directives, and facilitation of guardianships.
REQUIREMENTS 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. OR Equivalent education/experience.
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
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