Emergency Department Master Social Worker / MSW (Hospital experienced)

Massillon, OH

$57,354 - $85,544 a year

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Job Details

Profession: Allied Health

Type: Full Time

Licensed Master Social Worker - Emergency Department (FT or PT)
*Hospital Setting
*Inpatient experience required

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

Part Time, two 12-hour shifts

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
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.

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