Social Worker - Outpatient
**This position is eligible for a Sign-On Bonus!**
As a Social Worker, you play an important and trusted role in the lives of patients and their family. You are an integral part of their care and recovery. The Outpatient Social Worker provides customized clinical interventions, that are evidence-based, to treat underlying, root causes of psychosocial and environmental symptoms. Serves as a liaison between medical professionals and patients to increase collaboration and positive medical outcomes.
STATUS: Full-Time (40 Hours)
LOCATION: St. Mary's Campus - Rochester, NY
DEPARTMENT: Outpatient Social Work
SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday/Day Shift
Bachelor Degree in Social Work required; Master's Degree preferred
NYS LMSW or NYS LCSW preferred
One to three years of social work experience in a medical, hospital, or clinic setting preferred
Patient Care. Determine patient and family needs related to social supports, financial support or counseling, housing appropriateness, transportation and psychological supports; coordinate multidisciplinary and agency case conferences; work with care managers to advocate for patient/family to obtain approval for insurance coverage; coordinate admission for all patients in need of dialysis
Emergency Assistance. Intervene in crisis and attend to needs of patient/family related to illness, disability, deterioration of independence, etc.
Referral Management. Manage referrals related to patients at risk and determine appropriate intervention strategies and document as implemented; ensure inappropriate referrals are channeled correctly and documented
Treatment Plan Development. Coordinate assessments and develop care plan in accordance with accepted social work policy; implement plan of intervention preparatory to discharge or initiate continued care plan
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS S - Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.