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Social Worker - MSW Senior (FT - Days - University Hospital)

University Hospital
Date Posted
15 May, 2024
Schedule & Shift
Full Time
Day
Requisition Number
373606
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Social Worker - MSW Senior (FT - Days - University Hospital)

Job Description

Overview

Effectively communicates and collaborates with all members of the health care team to facilitate the episode of care so the patient receives services in a safe and timely manner, and the patient and family are provided all necessary resources and education. Interprets and communicates complex patient/family needs and role models caring practices to other caregivers. Assess patients' and families' psychosocial risk factors through evaluation of prior functioning levels, appropriateness and adequacy of support systems, reaction to illness, and ability to cope. Counsels patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability; accesses and mobilizes family/community resources to meet identified needs. Provides mental health assessments of patients upon physician referral. Provides therapeutic intervention to facilitate complex discharge planning. Serves as the point person in child abuse/neglect, adult/elderly abuse/neglect, institutional abuse, and domestic violence. Serves as liaison between Indiana University Health and state and county child and adult protective teams. Provides intervention in guardianship (temporary/permanent), foster care, adoption, and mental health level II placements. Provides specialized mental health services including, but not limited to, Crisis Intervention and Addiction Assessments and recommendations for psychiatric referral or community resources. Assists with dangerous and potentially dangerous situations and takes a leadership stance to provide clinical intervention. Supports those undergoing acute crisis which often results in the use of de-escalation techniques necessary to avoid episodes of physical violence. Utilizes effective principles of interviewing alleged victims, perpetrators, family members, and significant others. Provides intervention for end-of-life, guardianship (temporary/permanent), foster care, adoption, etc.

  • Master's Degree in Social Work required.
  • De-escalation certification required within 6 months.
  • Permanent LSW licensure required, LCSW licensure preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience preferred in one of the following areas (mental health, Department of Child and Family Services, adult protective services, Veteran's Administration, substance abuse).
  • Requires experience working with geographically and financially diverse patient populations.
  • Requires knowledge of the impact of the disease process and of human behavior to provide psychosocial assessments, short-term therapeutic counseling and crisis intervention to patients, families and staff.
  • Requires knowledge of state and county adult and child protective legal mandates.
  • Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Maintains principles, practices and techniques of crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the community, medical teams, law enforcement, APS/CPS, schools, probation and other agencies as indicated.
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 15 hospitals and nearly 40,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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