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1st Shift (Days)
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our SOCIAL WORK department has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER to provide direct social work services to Harborview Medical Center patients within assigned service areas including our Ambulatory Care Memory and Brain Wellness Clinic. Candidates must have a Master's Degree in Social Work in order to qualify for this position.
Provide direct social work services to HMC patients within assigned service area while adhering to the parameters of HMC policies and procedures and NASW Code of Ethics.
International Medicine Clinic provides primary medical care services to a diverse adult patient population that includes immigrants and refugees, many of whom are older adults. This position makes frequent use of in-person and telephonic interpreters for the provision of patient care.
Maintain working knowledge of community resources, processes, interventions and requirements pertaining to assigned service area, including but not limited to:
Mental health crisis intervention
Suicide risk assessment
Abuse/neglect of children and vulnerable adults
Provide skilled social work services to clinic patients of all ages, including but not limited to:
Comprehensive psychosocial assessment
Focus on harm reduction and trauma informed care
Systems advocacy and intervention
Care management across multiple service providers as indicated
Information and referral to appropriate community resources
Serve as an ambassador for the Social Work Department and promote effective working relationships within assigned service area and multidisciplinary team, including but not limited to providing colleagues with clinical consultation in area of expertise and demonstrating leadership in complex psychosocial interventions.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with agencies providing specialty care to patients within assigned service area.
Develop and maintain working knowledge of medical conditions, treatments and plans of care pertaining to assigned service area.
Document according to practice area guidelines as outlined in the Social Work Documentation Policy.
Comply with all aspects of HIPAA regulations.
Comply with any and all subpoenas.
Mentor new staff and serve as a Practicum Instructor for Social Work students, as assigned.
Actively participate in the development of yearly performance goals and implementation plan.
Attend and participate in supervision and departmental meetings, including Grand Rounds, team meetings and committees as assigned.
Identify and attend educational seminars which enhance job performance.
Participate in data collection and quality improvement activities as assigned.
Complete payroll documentation and leave requests in a timely manner.
Proactively comply with departmental and hospital-wide initiatives, including HMC competencies, departmental competencies, and vaccination/infection control campaigns.
As requested, represent the Social Work Department on departmental, hospital-wide and community committees and trainings.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND
Two years' experience working with older adults, or equivalent, as well as experience with geriatric mental health assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention and treatment planning.
Two years' experience working in outpatient mental health case management, home health, or equivalent.
Experience in the development of social work roles in a healthcare setting, or equivalent.
Must be eligible for credentialing through Harborview Credentialing Committee for Allied Health Practitioners.
A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND two years of full-time professional social work experience in a health-care setting OR equivalent education/experience. Eligible to begin social work practicum instruction for the School of Social Work.
Registration as a Counselor by the State of Washington within 30 days of employment. Licensure as a Social Worker by the State of Washington or become licensed within one year of employment.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.