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Social Worker - Emergency Department (Full Time, Evening Shift (3PM-11:30PM)

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day Shift

Description:ED social work position w/some additional inpatient coverage on weekends.
3-11:30 PM shift with every other weekend.Highlights:
  • Great Medical Social Work opportunity in the Acute and / or Emergency Department (ED) settings.
  • Evening Shift (3PM-11:30PM), every other weekend schedule.

Position Summary:

Conducts psychosocial assessment of patients, families, and social systems. Develops treatment goals and empowers patients to remove barriers to successful treatment. Provides brief, solution-focused counseling as needed, and facilitates a plan of care to ensure the patient’s psychosocial needs are addressed. Acts as patient advocate. Provides referral to appropriate community resources to ensure continuity of care. This role is utilized in inpatient and outpatient settings.

What the Clinical Social Worker will need:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work or related field from an accredited school
  • LLMSW minimum
  • One year social work experience in health care setting

What the Clinical Social Worker will do:

  • Establishes and promotes collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Engages with the team to develop strengths-based plans that optimize patient success in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Documents assessment, plan, intervention(s), and outcome(s) in the medical record. Documentation is clear, concise, accurate, timely and outcome oriented.
  • Completes department-specific productivity statistics.
  • Teaches and promotes positive decision-making, stress management, and coping skills to patients, families, and staff.
  • Provides brief, solution-focused counseling to patients and families on an as-needed basis, to address issues such as trauma/crisis, grief, adjustment to diagnosis/illness, and relationship challenges.
  • Advocates on behalf of patients and families within the interdisciplinary team and the community. Initiates and facilitates treatment planning meetings between patients, families, and the interdisciplinary team as needed.
  • Provides formal and informal education to members of the interdisciplinary team regarding the role of Social Work in health care.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable health system policies/procedures, accreditation guidelines, program-specific guidelines, and applicable State and Federal laws.
  • Practices in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Provides clinical expertise in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, the following: adjustment to illness, crisis/trauma, mental health, substance abuse, child and vulnerable adult abuse, domestic violence, the guardianship/conservatorship process, and bereavement.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Mercy Health
Salary Range
$38,000.00 - 62,000.00
per Year
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503, US