ED Clinical Social Worker 1

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System | Richmond, VA

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Posted Date 7/31/2020

VCU Heatlh is seeking a Full Time ED Clinical Social Worker 1. This individual is responsible for conducting face to face meetings with emergecncy department patients and families in order to complete assessments and provide appropriate interventions. Will serve populations with a variety of clinical needs and who have needs related to health impairments chronic illness trauma death and dying marriage and family dysfunction mental health and behavioral health issues and substance abuse. Works with victims of intimate partner violence abuse neglect or exploitation and facilitate the identification and implementation of healthy boundaries and effective communication techniques. Works with patients and team members in an effort to maximize patients' potential for the healthiest coping responses to their challenging situation including timely and safe discharge plans. Based on overall assessment and summary of patients and family needs makes appropriate community referrals and Medical Center referrals for follow up as needed Serves as a liaison between the medical staff and the patient/family and provides interventions designed to minimize patient stress and maximize coping skills to expedite recovery. Collaborates with team members to maximize patient progression

  • The chief objective of this position:

    • To deliver discharge planning and social work services during normal business hours and the entire hospital after hours. Requires interaction with a variety of patient populations including, but not limited to, neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Provides direct intervention with patients and families and jointly with the health care team, provides assessment, problem solving, advocacy, community referrals and crisis intervention services. Responsible for the daily management of all complex discharge planning and social work functions.

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia preferred

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

    • N/A

  • Experience REQUIRED:

    • New graduate to up to 2 years of clinical social work experience*

      *Advancement from a Clinician 1 to a Clinician 2 is mandatory within 2 years of employment into position

  • Experience PREFERRED

    • Clinical social work experience in an acute care setting

    • Related experience in acute discharge planning, home health, case management, long term care or related community agency

  • Education/training REQUIRED:

    • Masters of Social Work Degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program

  • Education/training PREFERRED:

    • N/A

Healthcare & Public Health | Psychology & Social Work

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