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University of Washington SOCIAL WORKER 1 OR 2 - INPATIENT (FULL-TIME, DAY SHIFTS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 199644


Posting Date: 12/06/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: SW1: $5,260 - $7,530 per month / SW2: $5,700 - $8,154 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (

Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions. Excellence. Exploration. Education. ( Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE SOCIAL WORK has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER 1 or 2 (Day Shifts) to assist medical services in providing discharge planning, resource coordination, loss and grief support and crisis intervention services to patients and families, while also serving as support for the interdisciplinary team. The ideal candidate will have experience in a hospital setting, demonstrate strong organizational and customer service skills, and possess excellent assessment and clinical intervention skills. This position requires knowledge of policies and procedures for reporting of child and vulnerable adult abuse or neglect, knowledge of assessing and intervening with suspected victims of domestic violence and/or assault, knowledge of how to assess and intervene with patients with substance use and mental health disorders, and knowledge of government entitlement programs and how to access such programs. The Social Worker will understand and practice culturally competent assessment and intervention skills. The Social Worker is assigned to medical service teams to assist with discharge planning, behavioral health issues affecting LOS and treatment adherence, support for patients and family members, and crisis intervention. RESPONSIBILITIES • Assess patient/families for goals of treatment, psychosocial factors impacting healthcare, preferences for post-acute care, barriers to discharge, available resources. • Collaborate with agencies/providers/payors that currently are engaged with patient, to ensure coordination of care. • Identify and assist in transitioning patient to post–acute care resources and options (home health, SNF/LTAC/AFH placement). • Partner with primary team to set expectations for patients/families about timelines for choosing specific post-acute care options. • Maintain current knowledge, and educates patients/team on eligibility, requirements, referral processes and regulations for post-acute care options. • Participate in daily interdisciplinary care team rounds to identify patients needing social work services. • Recommend and help organize care conferences, engaging & facilitating family participation as needed. • Participate in discharge consult service when applicable. • Identify and address financial insurance barriers to provision of care via linkage to appropriate resources. • Bridge communication between care team and patient/family with focus on patient’s goals, incorporating cultural or family issues impeding progression of patient care and discharge. • Provide intervention/referrals for mental health, substance abuse, abuse/neglect/interpersonal violence. • Provide counseling and support during emergent issues and/or changes in status that may impact patient’s outcome. • Provide assistance in situations requiring identification of LNOK, advance directives, and facilitation of guardianships. Social Worker 2

  • Provides training to new staff and students and represents the department and UWMC to internal and external groups.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    This position may be hired as a Social Worker 1 or 2, depending on candidate's qualifications.

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.