Clinical Social Worker, MSW - Emergency Department, Wage/PRN
Job ID: R0026296 | Allied Health Specialist | PRN | Charlottesville, VA
The Emergency Department Clinical Social Worker is responsible for conducting face-to-face meetings with patients and families in order to complete assessments and provide appropriate interventions. Responsible for serving populations with a variety of clinical needs and who have needs related to health impairments, chronic illness, trauma, death and dying, marriage and family dysfunction, mental health and behavioral health issues, and substance abuse. Works with victims of intimate partner violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation and facilitates the identification and implementation of healthy boundaries and effective communication techniques. Works with patients and team members in an effort to maximize patients' potential for the healthiest coping responses to their challenging situation, including timely and safe discharge plans. Based on overall assessment and summary of patients and family needs, makes appropriate community referrals and Medical Center referrals for follow-up as needed. Serves as a liaison between the medical staff and the patient/family and provides interventions designed to minimize patient stress and maximize coping skills to expedite recovery. Collaborates with team members to maximize patient progression. Supervises bachelor's and master's-level students.
  • Provides direct social work service to patients and families and/or patients in the Emergency Department by providing assistance with social and practical environmental problems.
  • Provides emotional support to patients and families of patients in the Emergency Department who may exhibit feelings of anxiety and stress precipitated by illness and hospitalization.
  • Conducts interventions based on needs identified during initial assessment.
  • Advocates for patient and family wishes when appropriate.
  • Provides emotional support to patient and family during hospitalization.
  • Educates patient and family on the intent of the intervention as needed.
  • Informs care team patient and family of anticipated post-discharge needs.
  • Intervenes with patients and families on inpatient units as needed and as possible at times when inpatient social workers are not on duty.
  • Inpatient responsibilities include facilitating family presence at code events, trauma support, bereavement support, response to reports of abuse and/or neglect and general support.
  • Maintains acceptable working knowledge of resources needed to provide patients with continuity of care before and after discharge.
  • Participates in in-service and staff development activities by attendance, serving on planning committees and/or offering topics for pertinent educational programs.
  • Documents all activities in accordance with UVA and Social Work Policy Procedure and Guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Participates in education/research activities.
  • Provides individual counseling/problem solving sessions.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

 

Position Compensation Range: $25.72 - $41.15 Hourly

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Education: Master's degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited social work program required.
  • Experience: 3 years of experience post-master's required.
  • Licensure: Licensed to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia (LCSW) or applicants with an active license from another state must obtain Virginia LCSW within 18 months of hire date.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires sitting for prolonged periods, standing/traveling or use of assistive and climbing (stairs, steps). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to hear, speak, see, distinguish colors, read and write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull <20 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.


COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

 

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

 


Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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