MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

University of Washington - Seattle, WA4.1

Full-time$5,300 - $8,300 a month
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As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed 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.

Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER. The Social Worker provides direct social work services for patients in the inpatient medical and surgical units of the medical center and/or participates in health sciences research; and/or participates in health sciences teaching activities, and exercises independent decision-making authority and expertise specific to assigned area of practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides specialty consultation to other health care staff and health care teams regarding psychosocially focused aspects of client/patient care
Provides psychosocial support to patients and families
In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, develops and implements safe and timely discharge plans
Provides care coordination for patients with complicated social and medical histories
Provides case management in specialized programs
Provides counseling services in specialized programs
Makes timely referrals to hospital and/community agencies including those required by mandatory reporting laws such and child and vulnerable adult abuse
Maintains appropriate documentation
Participates in practicum instruction of social work students and/or provides work direction to Social Work Assistant(s) or other assigned staff
Participates in formal and informal teaching of health care professionals, health sciences students and the general community
Coordinates elements of research studies and projects
Participates in or chairs departmental program development activities or committees
Represent the Social Work Department on hospital, university, and community committees/work groups
Perform related duties as assigned/required

REQUIREMENTS:
A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
AND
One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting
OR
Equivalent education/experience. Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience

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
Licensed Advance Social Worker
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.