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Seattle, WA 98175
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. 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, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, SOCIAL WORKER, in support of the Inpatient Med-Surg department.

  • Provide specialty consultation to other health care staff and health care teams regarding psychosocially focused aspects of client/patient care
  • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families
  • In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, develops and implements safe and timely discharge plans
  • Provides care coordination for patients with complicated social and medical histories
  • Provides case management in specialized programs
  • Provides counseling services in specialized programs
  • Makes timely referrals to hospital and/community agencies including those required by mandatory reporting laws such and child and vulnerable adult abuse
  • Maintains appropriate documentation
  • Participates in practicum instruction of social work students and/or provides work direction to Social Work Assistant(s) or other assigned staff
  • Participates in formal and informal teaching of health care professionals, health sciences students and the general community
  • Coordinates elements of research studies and projects
  • Participates in or chairs departmental program development activities or committees
  • Represent the Social Work Department on hospital, university, and community committees/work groups
  • Perform related duties as assigned/required

  • A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
  • 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.

    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
  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

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

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

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    Posting ID: 632105163Posted: 2021-06-17Job Title: Social Worker Inpatient