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Clinical Social Worker

Washington, Washington DC
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
Job Summary
The incumbent in this position is a professional clinical social worker who provides direct services to the patients of the Small Bowel Transplant unit. These services are related to hospitalization, dealing with illness and post-hospital planning. The incumbent also provides social work consultation, leadership and teaching functions for the patients of the Small Bowel Transplant unit and their families/significant others as well as for the community. Adheres to NASW Code of Ethics and exemplifies the qualities and values of the social work profession. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
Minimum Qualifications
Master's of Social Work from an accredited training program.
A minimum of 2 years experience with acute and chronically ill patients. Hospital setting preferable. Experience with oncology patients helpful but not required.
D.C. license at the LICSW level.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Clinical social work knowledge and practice skills related to psychosocial aspects of illness. Knowledge of community resources. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Effective interdisciplinary and interpersonal skills for practice and consultation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides clinical social work services to identified patients and families of the Small Bowel Transplant unit. This includes outpatient and inpatient services. Includes individual and group counseling regarding the impact of illness and hospitalization.
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Facilitates communication regarding relevant psychosocial issues of patients and families to health care team through recording in medical records (inpatient and outpatient), consultation and participation in relevant meetings.
  • Functions as a coordinating link between patient, family, hospital and community resources to assure continuity of care.
  • Represents social work perspective and serves as department representative to designated Hospital and Small Bowel Transplant committees and community organizations.
  • Participates in orientation, training, and education programs for students as well as physicians, nurses and other health care professionals as required.
  • Assumes responsibility for identifying training needs and locating resources and promoting own professional development.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines in development of new programs that enhance the quality of services to the Small Bowel Transplant unit patient and their significant others.
  • Collaborates with appropriate clinical staff and assists Discharge Planning Case Management Staff to facilitate appropriate placement of patients. This may be post hospitalization or when clinical conditions warrant.
  • Actively cooperates as a participant in the Social Work Department, assuming backup-up and on-call responsibilities, committee work, research, QA/QI, and other duties as appropriate.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate for the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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  • Job Reference: 673803214-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Washington, Washington DC
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent