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Social Worker (LICSW), Medford Outpatient Center (28 hrs.)

Company: Spaulding Rehabilitation
Location: Medford
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is the 3th ranked rehabilitation hospital in the nation and a world leader in rehabilitation treatment and research. We are seeking a social worker to join our dynamic outpatient interdisciplinary teams. Job responsibilities will include providing direct care to patients and their families to maximize emotional, social and physical well-being. Our experienced team of MDs, OT, PTs, psychologists, social workers, acupuncturists, and massage therapists all work together to provide outstanding clinical care to patients with medical, neurologic and chronic pain diagnoses. Our innovative programs are cognitive-behaviorally oriented. Our Functional Restoration Program for Pain Management is one of its kind in New England. The position offers an excellent chance to work with a dynamic, experienced staff. Spaulding is a Harvard affiliated teaching hospital which provides excellent clinical supervision and professional development opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

* Clinical social work assessments are completed within the timeframe established and include each assessment element established in the Clinical Social Work Scope of Practice guidelines.


* Patient and family psychosocial needs are met by developing a plan of care and interventions that are consistent with individual patient/family goals and within the context of their environment, age, and cultural background.


* Patient and family adjustment and coping skills are facilitated through effective counseling.


* Style of interaction and communication facilitates a neutrality and objectivity that advances a patient's progress toward achieving their goals.


* Community and social service agency relationships provide access to community resources that benefits patients and families.


* New staff and other healthcare students are taught and mentored to achieve identified performance expectations.


* Colleagues are educated and supported through the development and delivery of educational in-services and case conference presentations to integrate best practices into service.


* Professional consultation is provided to health care professionals and hospital personnel to effectively manage complex patient/family or interpersonal situations.


* Assessments of suspected abuse, neglect, and domestic violence are completed and reports are filed in compliance with regulatory requirements.


* Documentation is completed according to department, hospital, and regulatory standards.


* Performance improvement opportunities are identified, discussed with stakeholders, action plans are created and implemented as appropriate.


* Facilitation of care and progression toward discharge is achieved by effective alignment with hospital length of stay and financial reimbursement goals and initiatives.


* Appropriate documentation is completed to support third party payer requirements.


* Collaboration with key program leadership results in improved program design, structure, and resources to achieve optimal patient outcomes.


* Research is conducted, supported or applied to the workplace to advance best practices.


* Additional department, organization, or network activities are completed per established objectives.


* PCC Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.



Education/Degree

Required

* Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work.



Experience

Preferred

* One (1) to two (2) years clinical experience in medical setting


* Current Massachusetts license as LICSW.
* Previous CBT training

Licensure

Required

* Current Massachusetts license as LICSW.

Skills

Required

* Computer proficiency required. Microsoft office applications preferred with ability to learn new software.


* A strong desire to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team


* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred


* Experience working with a diverse patient population.


* Experience working with people who are living with chronic pain /or neurologic disorders


* Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.


* Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them.


* High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.


* Attention to detail.

Keywords: Spaulding Rehabilitation, Medford , Social Worker (LICSW), Medford Outpatient Center (28 hrs.), Human Resources , Medford, Massachusetts

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