MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER, PART-TIME

University of Washington - Seattle, WA4.1

Full-time
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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 part-time (50% FTE), day shift, MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER. The individual in this position will provide direct social work services to Psychiatric and Medical Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery, the Operating Room and observation status patients and their families located in Emergency Services unit.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implement full range of social work clinical protocols for patients ranging from infancy through adulthood, including crisis intervention, social work assessment and discharge planning
Prioritize patients in need of psychiatric evaluation, minors, families of patients who are in need of trauma/grief interventions
Prioritize sexual assault victims, as well as domestic, elder, and child abuse victims
Prioritize patients needing nursing home placements and general resources, including transportation and housing
Prioritize patients with chemical dependency and other pyscho-social emergencies
Prioritize patients needing other services as requested by providers
Knowledge of legal requirements for vulnerable populations, involuntary treatment for psychiatric patients, and patients with chemical dependencies
Knowledge of community resources relevant to the target population
Perform related duties as assigned

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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. 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.