Northwell Health LCSW Social Worker (Westchester) in Briarcliff Manor, New York

Req Number 001H8H

Job Category Social Workers

Job Description

Performs psychosocial assessments of and on-going direct social work services to patients and families; participates in formulating and implementing discharge plans; identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address those needs; and participates in educational activities.

  1. Performs psychosocial assessment of patients and families.

· Provides introduction and orientation to newly admitted patients/families.

· Evaluates new admissions by interviewing patients and families, contacting other agencies, if indicated, and reviewing available information.

· Prepares psychosocial assessments of patients and families using knowledge and understanding of needs of adults/geriatrics.

· Prepares comprehensive care plans.

· Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

· Maintains documentation of initial contacts with patient/families and of psychosocial assessments.

  1. Formulates and implements psychosocial treatment plans.

· Employs clinical skills in counseling individuals and families regarding coping/adjusting to illness and placement and discharge planning.

· Formulates and implements discharge plans.

· Establishes and maintains professional relationship with patients and families.

· Incorporates knowledge of community resources and entitlement programs in planning.

· Negotiates community systems and programs.

· Collaborates with interdisciplinary team.

· Implements and continuously evaluates treatment plans.

· Provides social work services in accordance with required standards.

· Utilizes knowledge of financial/reimbursement/regulatory systems and requirements in providing services to patients and families

· Completes MDS forms, as required.

· Anticipates needs/problems in case management.

· Maintains documentation of case activity/data.

  1. Identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address them.

· Collaborates with staff to identify unmet needs.

· Participates with staff in group functioning – Patient Council and other patient/family groups.

· Coordinates family groups.

· Utilizes knowledge of Social Work treatment modalities in assessing program needs.

· Represents facility and department when meeting with community agencies.

  1. Performs related duties as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Qualifications

· Master’s Degree in Social Work, required.

· Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), required.

· Minimum of three (3) years social work experience, required.

· Ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, while being sensitive to

cultural diversity.