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Virtua Health Social Worker MSW in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

At Virtua Health, we exist for one reason – to better serve you. That means being here for you in all the moments that matter, striving each day to connect you to the care you need. Whether that's wellness and prevention, experienced specialists, life-changing care, or something in-between – we are your partner in health devoted to building a healthier community. If you live or work in South Jersey, exceptional care is all around. Our medical and surgical experts are among the best in the country. We assembled more than 14,000 colleagues, including over 2,850 skilled and compassionate doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners equipped with the latest technologies, treatments, and techniques to provide exceptional care close to home. A Magnet-recognized health system ranked by U.S. News and World Report, we've received multiple awards for quality, safety, and outstanding work environment.In addition to five hospitals, seven emergency departments, seven urgent care centers, and more than 280 other locations (https://www.virtua.org/locations) , we're committed to the well-being of the community. That means bringing life-changing resources and health services directly into our communities through our Eat Well food access program (https://www.virtua.org/about/eat-well) , telehealth, home health, rehabilitation, mobile screenings, paramedic programs, and convenient online scheduling. We're also affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neurosciences, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatrics.

Employment Type:

Employee

Employment Classification:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Work Shift:

1st Shift (United States of America)

Total Weekly Hours:

40

Location:

Mount Laurel - 523 Fellowship Road

Mount Laurel, NJ

Additional Locations:

Job Information:

Job Summary:

Assess, diagnoses, intervenes with and plans for social work services related to patient and family bio-psychosocial needs and behaviors. Integrates assessment using information related to cultural, clinical, ethnic, age and other factors into plan of care in order to implement transition plans and treatments. Acts as active team member in the care management of patients with behavioral health, palliative care and social determinants of health needs. Coordinates the transition through the care continuum to achieve the desired outcome. Refer patients/families and caregivers to appropriate resources regarding abuse/neglect/domestic violence, alcohol and substance use disorder. Performs appropriate clinical interventions related to grief counseling, bereavement, and adjustment, crisis intervention in order to support the care coordination and increase patient/family coping skills. Responsible for the psychosocial assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and support of patients through the continuum of care. Using appropriate utilization of resources, maintain compliance and achieve cost effective and positive patient outcomes. Utilizes independent critical thinking and collaborates with multidisciplinary team to address patient’s discharge needs and transition into post- acute setting when applicable.

Position Responsibilities:

Uses culturally competent skills to assess individual patient needs and refers to appropriate professional staff when necessary. Coordinates appropriate care through psychosocial assessment, multidisciplinary rounds and patient advocacy. Provides clinical social work consultation, ongoing case discussion and evaluation, patient advocacy, clinical goals, and treatment plans, for the purpose of providing individual, group and family psychotherapeutic counseling. Coordinates a broad spectrum of social and planning needs. If applicable, participate and develop inpatient and community programs that benefit patient, families, and staff. Implements support groups for specified disease processes or biopsychosocial issue to assist community outreach and development.

Maintains appropriate and complete documentation of appropriate interventions including assessments, plans and referrals. Follows up on all referrals from the provider for behavioral health, substance use disorder treatment, end of life supportive care and other biopsychosocial needs. Makes appropriate referrals with respect to patient, family and transitional needs. Provides education on available resources and strategies for utilizing or gaining access to resources.

Coordinates appropriate care through psychosocial assessment, multidisciplinary rounds and patient advocacy. Provides clinical social work consultation to physicians, professional staff, and other teams members/supervisors to provide optimal quality patient care and effective operations.

Knowledgeable of public and private welfare and health agencies available to serve the community. Acts as a liaison with community health and social service agencies. Also, possess knowledge of State and Federal hospital compliance. Identifies and reports compliance issues as appropriate.

Position Qualifications Required:

Required Experience:

One year of social work experience in a related clinical setting preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving, conflict management, organization and planning skills. Demonstrated competence in providing clinical social work services including psychosocial counseling with individuals and families.

Ability to understand medical terminology, diagnostic criteria, with the ability to communicate effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds.

Required Education:

Minimum education of Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), from an accredited school of social work.

Training / Certification / Licensure:

Current valid New Jersey State Social Worker License (LSW) required.

Valid driver's license may be required.

Be Well, Get Well and Stay Well

That's our mission.

We’re dedicated to offering the best quality care through our extensive range of services and facilities.

Our doctors, clinical practitioners, and administrative staff are a respectful, caring team of professionals committed to providing world-class quality healthcare.

We continually work to be your premier choice of health and wellness in South New Jersey.

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