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 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 available for a temporary/hourly MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER to provide direct social work services to HMC patients within assigned service area while adhering to the parameters of HMC policies and procedures and NASW Code of Ethics.
The individual in this position will primarily support the International Medicine Clinic. The International Medicine Clinic provides primary medical care services to a diverse adult patient population that includes immigrants and refugees, many of whom are older adults. This position makes frequent use of in-person and telephonic interpreters for the provision of patient care.
Maintain 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
Provide skilled social work services to clinic patients of all ages, including but not limited to: comprehensive psychosocial assessment, systems advocacy and intervention, grief counseling, crisis intervention, information and referral to appropriate community resources
Serve 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 interventions
Develop and maintain positive relationships with agencies providing specialty care to patients within assigned service area
Develop and maintain working knowledge of medical conditions, treatments and plans of care pertaining to assigned service area
Document according to practice area guidelines as outlined in the Social Work Documentation Policy
Comply with all aspects of HIPAA regulations
Comply with any and all subpoenas
Mentor new staff and serve as a Practicum Instructor for Social Work students, as assigned
Actively participate in the development of yearly performance goals and implementation plan
Attend and participate in supervision and departmental meetings, including Grand Rounds, team meetings and committees as assigned
Identify and attend educational seminars which enhance job performance
Participate in data collection and quality improvement activities as assigned
Complete payroll documentation and leave requests in a timely manner
Proactively comply with departmental and hospital-wide initiatives, including HMC competencies, departmental competencies, and vaccination/infection control campaigns
As requested, represent the Social Work Department on departmental, hospital-wide and community committees and trainings
Perform other duties as required
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. 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 Counselor
Licensed Social Work Associate -Advanced
Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical
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.