Master Social Worker - Hospital ED

Canton, OH

$56,264 - $84,344 a year

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Job Details

Profession: Allied Health

Type: Full Time

Licensed Social Worker - Emergency Department (Full Time or Part Time)

Social Worker Schedule Options
Three 12-hour shifts, weekdays 10:00am - 10:00pm

Part Time 24 hours per week

Emergency Department Social Worker Job Summary

Provides direct social work services to patients and families identified as having complex needs in the Emergency Department. Intervenes as necessary with patients across all inpatient care units or other ambulatory care services. Works with the RN Case Manager to identify inpatients whose social needs necessitate comprehensive psychosocial interventions. Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, staff, patient/family and outside agencies. This position must be able to handle multiple priorities and be self-directed. It requires good organizational skills and analytical thinking.

Social Worker Responsibilities
Including but not limited to:

Providing direct social work services to patients and families, across all patient care units for social, environmental and emotional problems and makes referrals to appropriate community agencies.

  • Assesses for behavioral health needs including but not limited to suicide risk and substance abuse disorders and follows up with appropriate interventions.
  • Provides crisis intervention.
  • Maintains and develops community resource information pertinent to patient care. Maintains professional relationship with community agencies.
  • Interviews patients and / or family members and significant others; meets their psychosocial needs within the scope of social work license and established procedures and protocols.
  • Formulates and completes discharge plans for patients of all ages in collaboration with physicians and other disciplines participating in the care of the patient.
  • Provides private setting for interviews with patients and families.
  • Provides information to patients/families regarding Medicare, Medicaid and other financial assistance programs.
  • Provides charting duties and record keeping as required by department and hospital policy.

Social Worker Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Work
  • Graduate of a school of social work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
  • Current LSW or LISW (preferred) license in Ohio.
  • 2 years recent experience as a social worker in a medical setting.
  • No written disciplinary action in the last 12 months.

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