At Stony Brook Medicine, our Social Workers are valuable members of our team, who provide empathic care to our patients, their families and visitors, with the highest degree of integrity and respect. Social Workers apply the principles and practices of their profession to provide integrated social casework, including direct counseling, therapy, advocacy, and other services to individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings. Social Workers plan, implement, coordinate and document treatment for individuals diagnosed with: mental illness and serious emotional disturbance; mental retardation and developmental disabilities; work-related illnesses or injuries; chemical addiction; or perpetrators or victims of neglect, abuse, or crime who need therapeutic intervention, habilitation, training, supervision and re-socialization, or confinement.
Qualified candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge and understanding of patient care and effectively respond to changing patient needs by making decisions based on ethical principles and adhering to our high standard of excellence.
Duties of a Social Worker II may include the following but are not limited to:
Psychosocial assessment of Social Work High Risk Criteria Cases.
Effectuate discharge planning.
Coordinate with Medical Teams, Community Partners and Transitional Care teams.
Charting and documentation including training, data management, statistics.
Assist patient financial services, including Medicaid and other entitlement programs.
Serve as liaison between community agencies and hospital.
Preparation of material as needed for guardianship, oversight agencies, surrogate decision making.
Prepare weekly updates for Long Stay Committee.
Lead therapeutic groups when appropriate.
Supervision of professional social work students when appropriate.
Actively involved in performance improvement activities including program development, data collection and analysis.
All other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications : MSW from an accredited Social Work Education School. NYS License within one year of hire. Experience in Medical Health Care. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work and coordinate with established Medical Treatment Team. Experience in discharge planning and Long Length of stay barriers and systems. Experience in Assessment and psycho-social skills. Working knowledge of Long Island and Metropolitan NY community resources. Ability to demonstrate patient first, patient advocacy and service excellence. Computer literate. Ability to implement and run medical team rounds. Understanding of community systems, of project management and action planning, of team work and team leader focus and of data collection and statistics. Demonstrates ability to manage large and complex case loads. Understands role of SW and Case Management as it pertains to throughput and Length of Stay.
Preferred Qualifications : Experience in Multiple Medical Specialties in Social Work Health Care. Experience in Hospital, Pediatrics, Mother/Baby, In-Patient setting, or skilled Nursing Facility. Discharge Planning experience. Diagnosis specific Social Work. Bi-lingual.
Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.
All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients' lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island's premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region's only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County's only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation's first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.
Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.
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About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.