ANNOUNCEMENT OF Professional Vacancy

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK · DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER  
450 CLARKSON AVENUE, BOX 1194, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11203
Department: CARE MANAGEMENT Job Title: TH SOCIAL WORKER III
Professional  Rank: SL-2 Descriptive Title: TH SOCIAL WORKER III
Salary Range: $39,403.00-$83,507.00+$3,026.00* Line Number: Line# 52462
Additional Position Information: * Represents Location Pay for full-time appointees. Hours of Work: 8am - 4pm; Days of Week: Variable: Hours per Week: 37.5.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Social Worker III will perform the following duties: Screen and assess the psychosocial needs of the patient and family to develop, communicate and implement an effective and comprehensive plan for psychosocial interventions. Participate in daily multi-disciplinary rounds in the unit assigned to discuss plan of care and discharge planning needs. Proactively collaborate with Attending Physician, Nursing and Case Manager to develop and carry out appropriate discharge plan. Coordinate transition of care needs such as homecare services, DME, nursing home placement, acute and sub-acute rehab placement in a timely manner. In coordination with Care Management Assistants, process placement of patients in SNF, sub-acute and nursing homes through eDischarge and closing the case 24 hours post-discharge in the system. Provide grief and bereavement counseling to patients, families and caregivers. Initiate and oversee guardianship referrals in collaboration with Risk Management Department. Perform legal reports for suspected child abuse and elder abuse and domestic violence referrals. Serve as a liaison to Administration of Children Services (ACS) and Adult Protective Services (APS). Provide patient/family conferenced and education as needed to ensure appropriate Length of Stay (LOS) and transition of care from hospital. Refer patients to appropriate community resources.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION

All successful candidates must undergo various background checks, maintain credentials required for continued employment and adhere to the SUNY-DMC UHB Principles of Behavior.   Clinical Faculty and Allied Health professionals must receive and maintain Medical Board authorization.
Qualifications:
REQUIRED: NYS Licensed Social Worker; LMSW/LCSW and three (3) years of social work experience to include experience in discharge planning. Knowledge of federal, state and TJC regulations. Knowledge of state and federal programs that provide financial support, including Medicare, Medicaid and Managed Care standards, requirements of benefits, and benefit administration. PREFERRED: Bilingual skills and ability to work with diverse patient populations with knowledge and sensitivity to cultural and spiritual influences impacting on patient care. Excellent communication skills. Must possess the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team approach and to work independently with minimal supervision.
Posting ID: 14445 Ref #: B/PR-52462-17
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume along with a cover letter to ==>
Please include: Job Title( TH SOCIAL WORKER III ), Line( 52462 ) and PostingID( 14445 )
The Employment Office
M.S.C.  1194
450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203  ( email: careers@downstate.edu )

Closing date for receipt of applications:

Internal Consideration Program: Open Until Filled Off-campus recruitment: Open Until Filled

SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familiar status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or criminal conviction.