NYU Lutheran Augustana Center, provides care for people who are recovering from illness or injury but who are not able to return home safely. Specialized services include subacute and cardiac rehabilitation as well as ventilator care and extended care. Augustana's goal is to help patients realize their maximum potential and independence while enriching their lives with dignity and honor. Learn more about NYU Augustana Center.
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Social Worker.
In this role, the successful candidate The Social Worker will provide services to patients and their families including, but not limited to, screening, patient identification, patient assessment, transitional and discharge planning for post-acute needs for the designated population (Emergency Department and inpatient acute care, excluding Behavioral Health). Provides limited counseling related to the psychosocial aspects of the presenting episode of care
Performs other duties as assigned or volunteered in alignment with LMC mission, goals and values
Assists in completion of eligibility documents, assessment forms, etc, as necessary and appropriate
Provides information relative to services, specific programs, and treatment options offered by LMC
Establishes and maintains close professional relationships with civic and social organizations within the target area.
Assists in the collection and reporting of timely, accurate statistical data.
Maintains professional documentation as defined by organizational policy and procedure
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assess and plan for appropriate care and services across the continuum.
Provides limited services of counseling, crisis intervention, transition planning, protective services, advocacy, information and referral within the framework of discharge planning
Utilizes knowledge of community resources to refer patients to appropriate services to ensure continuity and quality of care.
Completes referrals for post-acute services to meet patient needs to safely transition to the next level of care.
Provides psychosocial discharge planning assessment and services (i.e. subacute and custodial care placements, entitlements, working with high risk and/or difficult to discharge population, etc.).
Involves patient/family/support system in the care and discharge plan as appropriate
Provides psychosocial counseling as identified through assessment for patients and families/support systems to enhance participation and cooperation in developing a comprehensive social work plan.
Manages inpatient referrals, including, but not limited to, screening, identification of social work intervention needs, assessments, development of post-acute discharge plan based on assessed needs, and implementation of discharge plans.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) 1 year hospital social work and discharge planning experience. Willingness to devote the time required completing assigned tasks on schedule. Current NYS Social Work License and Registration (LMSW or LCSW). Case management certification preferred..
Required Licenses: Lic Master Social Worker
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to do home visits to patients in Brooklyn is required. Bilingual Spanish, Cantonese or Russian is strongly preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Lutheran Augustana Center provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Lutheran Augustana Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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