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. The individual in this position will support Ambulatory Care and Persons at High Risk (PAHR).RESPONSIBILITIES:Provide direct social work services to HMC patients at higher risk for acquiring HIV while adhering to the parameters of HMC policies and procedures and NASW Code of EthicsMaintain working knowledge of community resources, processes, interventions and requirements pertaining to assigned service area, including but not limited to: Mental health crisis intervention, including suicide risk assessment; Interpersonal violence; Abuse/neglect of children and vulnerable adults; Crisis intervention; Chemical dependency; Risk Reduction/Sexual HealthProvide skilled social work case management services to assigned patients of all ages, including but not limited to:comprehensive psychosocial assessment; development of service plans; systems advocacy and intervention; crisis intervention; facilitation of family conferences; case consultations; information and referral to appropriate community resourcesServe as an ambassador for the Social Work Department and promote effective working relationships within assigned service area and multidisciplinary team, including but not limited to providing colleagues with clinical consultation in area of expertise and demonstrating leadership in complex psychosocial interventionsMentor new staff and serve as a Practicum Instructor for Social Work students, as assignedActively participate in the development of yearly performance goals and implementation planAttend and participate in supervision and departmental meetings, including Grand Rounds, team meetings and committees as assignedAttend and participate in community meetings, as assigned by SupervisorIdentify and attend educational seminars which enhance job performanceParticipate in data collection and quality improvement activities as assignedThis 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 Education AND One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting OR Equivalent education/experience. 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 WashingtonAgency Affiliated CounselorLicensed Social Work Associate -AdvancedLicensed Social Work Associate - Independent ClinicalLicensed Advance Social WorkerLicensed Independent Clinical Social WorkerDESIRED:Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.Bilingual case managers must demonstrate English/other language proficiency via formal language evaluation (ALTA, DSHS language certification, or equivalent as determined by the department)
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.