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University of Washington SOCIAL WORKER - INPATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT (PER DIEM, DAY SHIFTS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 232567


Posting Date: 04/09/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $40.11 - $62.78 per hour

Shift: First Shift

HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER SOCIAL WORK has an outstanding opportunity available for a TEMPORARY/HOURLY SOCIAL WORKER - INPATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT (Day Shifts) to provide direct social work services for patients in the inpatient medical and surgical units of the medical center and/or participate in health sciences research; and/or participate in health sciences teaching activities, and exercise independent decision-making authority and expertise specific to assigned area of practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES: • Provide specialty consultation to other health care staff and health care teams regarding psychosocially focused aspects of client/patient care • Provide psychosocial support to patients and families • In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, develop and implement safe and timely discharge plans • Provide care coordination for patients with complicated social and medical histories • Provide case management and counseling services in specialized programs • Make timely referrals to hospital and/community agencies including those required by mandatory reporting laws such and child and vulnerable adult abuse • Perform related duties as assigned/required


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.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Within 90 days of hire 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 HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER As the region's only Level I Trauma and verified burn center, Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility owned by King County and operated by UW Medicine. It is dedicated to providing specialized care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the most vulnerable residents of King County. It provides exemplary patient care in leading-edge centers of emphasis, including emergency medicine, trauma and burn care, neurosciences, ophthalmology, vascular surgery, HIV/AIDS, rehabilitation, mental health and substance abuse care.

Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.

Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. ( 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.