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Northwell Health Social Worker in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 002T8Y

Job Description

Performs psychosocial assessments of and on-going direct social work services to patients and families; participates in formulating and implementing discharge plans; identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address those needs; and participates in educational activities.

  1. Performs psychosocial assessment of patients and families.
  • Provides introduction and orientation to newly admitted patients/ families.

  • Evaluates new admissions by interviewing patients and families, contacting other agencies, if indicated, and reviewing available information.

  • Prepares psychosocial assessments of patients and families using knowledge and understanding of the needs of the patient population.

  • Prepares comprehensive care plans.

  • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings.

  • Maintains documentation of initial contacts with patient/families and of psychosocial assessments.

  1. Formulates and implements psychosocial treatment plans.
  • Employs clinical skills in counseling individuals and families regarding coping/adjusting to illness and placement and discharge planning.

  • Formulates and implements discharge plans.

  • Establishes and maintains professional relationship with patients and families.

  • Incorporates knowledge of community resources and entitlement programs in planning.

  • Negotiates community systems and programs.

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team.

  • Implements and continuously evaluates treatment plans.

  • Provides social work services in accordance with required standards.

  • Utilizes knowledge of financial/reimbursement/regulatory systems and requirements in providing services to patients and families.

  • Completes required related forms, as required.

  • Anticipates needs/problems in case management.

  • Maintains documentation of case activity/data.

  1. Identifies unmet psychosocial needs and develops programs to address them.
  • Collaborates with staff to identify unmet needs.

  • Participates with staff in group functioning - Patient Council and other patient/family groups.

  • Coordinates family groups.

  • Utilizes knowledge of Social Work treatment modalities in assessing program needs.

  • Represents hospital department when meeting with community agencies.

  1. Performs related duties, as required.


Master's Degree in Social Work, required.

  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), required.

  • Minimum of three (3) years social work experience, including experience in an acute care hospital, required. Specialized experience may be required, depending on area of assignment.