DUTIES: Brief Description of Duties: Individual will be responsible for delivery of full range of social work services to patients in a large teaching hospital. Responsible for covering one team on inpatient psychiatric unit. Participate in team meetings, rounds and case conferences as well as appropriate social work department committees, groups and meetings. DUTIES & REPONSIBILITIES: The Incumbent will provide services such as assisting with transportation arrangements; Providing information and helping patients apply of Medicare. Medicaid and other insurance benefits to assure payments for care; and locating resources to assist in payment for adequate nutrition, housing, and medications. Do assessments and develop psychosocial plan of care. Provide Counseling to patients and Families and participate as the social worker in the Facility's QA program. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: MSW and LMSW/LCSW and two (2) or more years of social work experience. Knowledge of and practice in family therapy. PREFERRED: Familiarity with discharge planning and experience in a mental health setting, institute or hospital based psychiatric unit preferred. Additional Info: Work schedule: Monday - Friday; 12 PM - 8 PM. Hours per week: 37.5Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 52784
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