As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER. This person will join the MAX/Madison Clinic to provide direct social work services to patients within assigned service areas, and more specifically to provide HIV/AIDS intake and case management to adult patients.RESPONSIBILITIES:Conduct comprehensive assessments of psycho-social, financial, medical support and environmental needsDevelop individualized case management service plans to assist the hospitalized and ambulatory care patient to obtain needed medical, social, financial, legal and home care services, housing, psychiatric and drug treatment and emotional supportImplement, coordinate, and monitor the service planAttend case consultations Provide social work coverage for the Madison Clinic as scheduled to coordinate social work services with medical, psychiatric, nursing and front desk staff and manage information and referral requests Accept referrals of HIV+ individuals who are not yet engaged in care but are considering receiving primary care through Madison Clinic. Work with individuals to assist them to link to care and other services Provide knowledge of community resources relevant to the target population Establish solid working relationships with representatives from public and private agencies to facilitate patient entry into these systems and to coordinate service deliveryPerform other duties as requiredThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work EducationAND One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent. Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.LEGAL REQUIREMENT:Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington:Agency Affiliated CounselorLicensed Social Work Associate -AdvancedLicensed Social Work Associate - Independent ClinicalLicensed Advance Social WorkerLicensed Independent Clinical Social WorkerMust be eligible for credentialing through the Harborview Medical Center Administrative Credentialing Committee for Allied Health Practitioners.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.