The Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University's Irving Medical Center is seeking a Clinical Coordinator III to provide social work services for the Lung Transplant program. The coordinator will provide supportive counseling, conduct psychosocial assessments, and provide referrals to support organizations. Working closely with the multi-disciplinary team of MDs, NPs, PAs, and RNs, they will assess psychological and cognitive functioning, organize, and lead support groups for patients and caregivers affected by lung transplantation.
Advocate for appropriate services and provide or obtain concrete and supportive services. Participate in supervision, staff meetings, in-services and trainings. Ideal candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience with lung transplant patients, experience with program management, facilitation of support groups and education seminars, and skill in oral communication, written communication, problem solving/assessment, teamwork, team building/team leader, group process facilitation, documentation accuracy, customer service, interpersonal relations, creativity/innovation, adaptability, decision-making, and conflict resolution.
Provides information, resource identification and referral services, mediation services, advocacy services, and education of individuals, groups, couples, and families.
Assists with administration, development, implementation, and evaluation of social work programs and policies.
Conducts social work consultation and resource development.
Applies knowledge base, theoretical concepts, specific functional skills, and essential social values used to effect change in human behavior, emotional responses, and social conditions.
Helps enhance or restore personal and social functioning.
Organize/lead support groups for patient and/or caregivers.
Maintains and develops social work programs within the assigned area.
Documents according to departmental standards, Federal and State regulations.
Assures medical record documentation.
Coordinates services and assures patient's placement in an appropriate setting.
Participates in orientation of new personnel.
Plans for and participates in development activities to keep abreast of current trends in medical social work.
Participates in departmental functions such as staff meetings, staff in-services, and committees, as assigned.
Works closely with colleagues in New York-Presbyterian Hospital's Department of Social Work to understand patient's needs, organize meetings and collaborate on special projects as needed.
Participates in performance improvement.
Implements Quality Improvement processes.
Experience with end-of-life and hospice related issues preferred.
Maintains NYS licensure.
Must hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited university/college, plus one to two years of related experience
Current New York State License in Clinical Social Work (LMSW/LCSW).
3-5 years of social work experience with inpatient or outpatient hospital/healthcare experience working with transplantation.
Spanish fluency is a plus.
Participation in the medical surveillance program
Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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