Minimum Qualifications: M.S.W., L.M.S.W., L.C.S.W. or eligible, 3 years relevant post-master's experience (preferably in a hospital and/or healthcare environment) required. *New M.S.W. graduates who are L.M.S.W. eligible will be considered for appointment to entry level (SL2) position at a commensurate salary after obtaining a Limited Permit. Should employment continue beyond 6 months, incumbent must become L.M.S.W. no later than by the completion of their first year of employment, if L.M.S.W. eligible.
Job Standard / Operational Needs: This position provides comprehensive psycho-social management and support to at risk patients and families at Upstate Medical University Hospital. The Center for Development, Behavior and Genetics (CDBG) social worker provides psychosocial assessments and support to patients ages birth to 25 years old with spina bifida as well as patients across the lifespan with Metabolic disorders. Additionally, the social worker supports the physical disabilities clinic, the child development clinic and the genetics clinic by providing emotional support and liasioning with community resources. Interventions include face to face patient and family contact, group work, interdisciplinary collaboration and advocacy and referrals via telephone, letter and fax as well as providing support to other clinics within the Crouse Physician's Office Building (POB) as needed. Candidate must possess communication skills, have knowledge of available community resources, document all interventions; participate in departmental meetings/in-services, education, and quality improvement activities; and perform other relevant duties as assigned to include coverage for other social workers and back-up responsibilities.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.