Clinical Social Worker, Per Diem

Quality Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester, Massachusetts


Description

Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center


Everyone is a Caregiver
At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

Requisition #:  200263
Title: Clinical Social Worker – Care Coordination
Department: Social Services
Grade:  PRC5
Shift:  Mixed
Status:  Non-Exempt
Union: Non-Union
Hours:  As Needed
Shift Length: 8 hours
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus

Position Summary:

Provides assessment of patients/families and their adaptation to patient’s illness. Provides counseling as needed and ensures maximum patient participation in plans for discharge and recovery. Identifies system or discharge problems and develops discharge plans and presents options to patients. Assessment of all potential cases of abuse: child, elderly, disabled and/or domestic violence.

Cover all shifts as needed

Major Responsibilities:
  • Provides clinical service to patients and their families through individual, family or group work, such as biopsychosocial assessment, crises intervention, treatment planning and counseling relative to medical conditions.
  • Identifies clinical resources and make referrals when necessary.
  • Collaborates with physicians, care coordinators, discharge planners, and other health care professionals to identify barriers to discharge or treatment and help resolve these issues with patients, families or external sources.
  • Advocates for patients and families as they negotiate the health care system so that effective care, treatment and planning may occur.

Position Qualifications:

License/Certification/Education:

Required:

Masters Degree in Social Work. Current Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensure required.

Experience/Skills:

Required:

Demonstrated ability in psychosocial assessment, knowledge of community resources, crisis intervention skills, ability in discharge planning, and ability to work with a multidisciplinary team. Excellent written and communications skills. Basic computer skills required.

Preferred:

One to three years of Social Work experience preferred.

Standards of Respect:

Standards of Respect
We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial – for our patients and for each other. We’re expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.


As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talentacquisition@umassmemorial.org. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.