Senior Social Worker - Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
New York, NY 
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Job Description

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is one of the nation's top-ranked medical schools. For 175 years, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless people. An integral part of NYU Langone Health, the Grossman School of Medicine at its core is committed to improving the human condition through medical education, scientific research, and direct patient care. At NYU Langone Health, equity, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental values. We strive to be a place where our exceptionally talented faculty, staff, and students of all identities can thrive. We embrace diversity, inclusion, and individual skills, ideas, and knowledge. For more information, go tomed.nyu.edu, and interact with us onLinkedIn,Glassdoor,Indeed,Facebook,TwitterandInstagram.

Position Summary:


We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Senior Social Worker.



The palliative care social worker will work with the supportive care physicians to provide psychosocial support, assist with advance care planning, caregiver support, connection with community resources, and enhance communication between the patients, their families, and physicians. Under the supervision of the Director of Palliative Care, the senior social worker will provide psychosocial assessment and counseling services to patients as assigned by the Department of Medicines Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at a level of independence requiring minimal supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

    • * Demonstrates knowledge of the organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into performance of duties.

      * Participates in teaching psychosocial issues related to health and illness, community resources and social work services.

      * Assists in ensuring that patients receive services in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures through conducting regular chart reviews.

      * Organizes and conducts psychodynamic support groups for patients and families with the responsibility for designing, developing goals and leading and/or facilitating the group interaction.

      * Provides task supervision as required.

      * Organizes and participates in training of new staff or staff transferring to a different assignment.

      Serves as an outpatient resource for the hospital Social Work staff

      * Participates in the development of programs and projects that require a senior social worker in developing policy, coordinating case review in specialized areas, dispensing information and becoming the departmentally-recognized resource

      * Participates in interdisciplinary planning and clinic based interdepartmental meetings when requested.

      * Conducts orientation patient/family groups, educating and/or elaborating on information about diagnosis, treatment, options for post-hospital care, etc.

      * Provides supervision to social work interns.

      * Demonstrates skill in presentation of psychosocial information in interdisciplinary rounds, meetings and evaluation conferences.

      * Prepares statistical documentation of work in assigned areas.

      * Regularly participates in individual/group supervision.

      * Is competent to care for patients of all age groups.

      * Assists in ensuring that patients receive services in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures through review of medical records.

      * Performs clinical duties in an independent manner, with appropriate use of supervision.

      * Documents all social work activities in a timely manner according to departmental protocols.

      * Mobilizes community agencies and other support networks in the interest of patients/families.

      * Coordinates interdisciplinary information and recommendations into social work treatment plan and promotes timely post-hospital/ discharge planning in the interest of patients/families.

      * Partnering with Care Manager to ensure effective throughput.

      * Provides timely and effective psychosocial assessment and evaluations as required. Uses clinical knowledge of psychosocial dynamics and interviewing techniques to gather social history, define problems and develop a relevant treatment plan.

Minimum Qualifications:


To qualify you must have a Masters Degree in social work, or its equivalent (e.g. a higher degree from a social work program that is registered by the New York State Education Department as qualifying for licensure), from a recognized college or university program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) New York State licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or pending examination with application having been approved by the licensing board for the LCSW examination or a New York Education Department-issued limited permit (for employees hired with an LCSW from another state with New York State LCSW obtained during probationary period).
Minimum of four years of post LMSW experience as a social worker in the health care field..



Required Licenses: Licensed Social Worker - NYS

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-master's certificate or fellowship in Palliative/End of Life Care from an accredited program.

Previous experience in a hospital or health-related organization.
Skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy and/or motivational interviewing.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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NYU Langone Health provides a salary range to comply with the New York state Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $67,771.14 - $103,869.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, specialty, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$67,771.14-$103,869.00/year
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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