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University of Washington SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER (PER DIEM, ROTATING/VARIABLE SHIFTS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 236392


Posting Date: 07/22/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $41.32 - $64.66 per hour

Shift: First Shift

UW MEDICAL CENTER - NORTHWEST SOCIAL WORK has an outstanding opportunity for a PER DIEM SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER (Rotating/Variable Shifts) .

The Senior Social Worker partners with patients, their families and the health care team to address their medically related social and emotional needs and provide support and advocacy as these impact their medical condition, treatment, recovery and safe transition from one environment to another. The Senior Social Worker is responsible for providing a full range of social work services including psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, discharge planning, crisis intervention and resource referral(s). This position partners with the patient/family and the health care team to coordinate care across the continuum, improves the patients’ care through effective utilization of resources by transitioning from the acute care episode to the post-acute setting.

The Senior Social Worker demonstrates a commitment to the following standards of practice: • Collaboration: Works collaboratively with patients, families, interdisciplinary team members, consulting and referring physicians, other practitioners, caregivers and community resources and agencies. • Communication: Communicates timely, relevant and accurate information to all parties involved with a patient’s care. Facilitation: Facilitates the progression of care by advancing the care plan to achieve desired outcomes. • Coordination: Integrates the work of the healthcare team by coordinating resources and services necessary to accomplish agreed-upon goals. • Advocacy: Advocates on behalf of patients and caregivers for service access or creation, and for the protection of the patient’s health, safety and rights. • Resource Management: Assures prudent utilization of all resources (fiscal, human, environmental, equipment and services) by evaluating the options available and balancing cost and quality to assure the optimal clinical and financial outcomes. • Accountability: Accepts responsibility and accountability for achievement of optimal outcomes within their scope of practice. • Professionalism: Acquires and maintains knowledge and competence related to the expectations of their position and practices within their scope.


A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and one year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent. Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.


Must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington: • Agency Affiliated Counselor • Licensed Social Work Associate -Advanced • Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical • Licensed Advance Social Worker • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

ABOUT UW MEDICAL CENTER-NORTHWEST UW Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Seattle with two campuses: Montlake and Northwest. As the No. 1 hospital in Seattle and Washington State since 2012 (U.S. News & World Report) and nationally ranked in six specialties, UW Medical Center prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances.

The UW Medical Center–Northwest campus offers emergency and inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, and therapeutic care. It is located in north Seattle on a beautiful, easy-to-access 44-acre campus that includes the neighboring Northwest Outpatient Medical Center and Specialty Care Meridian Pavilion. Teamwork. Community. Opportunity. ( Become part of our team. Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

UW Medicine is Washington’s only health system that includes a top-rated medical school and an internationally recognized research center. UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. Nearly 29,000 healthcare professionals, researchers, and educators work in the UW Medicine family of organizations that includes: Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Medicine Primary Care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

Find your place at Washington’s only integrated health system devoted to improving the health of all people. ( Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.