Medical Social Worker

Medical Social Worker

Johns Hopkins Medicine | Columbia, MD, 21044, US
Salary Range:$47,000 – $54,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Medical Social Worker

Requisition #: 445963

Location: Howard County General Hospital, Columbia, MD 21044

Category: Social Work/Mental Health

Work Shift: Night Shift

Work Week: Full Time

Weekend Work Required: Yes

Date Posted: Nov. 22, 2021

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Requisition #: 445963

Location: 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044


Full Time (40 hours)

Night shift, 12:00 am - 8:00 am

On-call/Weekend work required


Position Summary:

The Medical Social Worker I (MSW) is responsible to implement the plan of care for specific patients, beginning on admission and following through until discharge. Collaboration with the patient, family, Interdisciplinary Care Team members and external healthcare providers to assure safe, timely and efficient care is required. Initiates the plan of care and monitors its implementation. Functions as a member of the team in coordination of care to patients and serves as a problem solving resource. Position requires innovative skills for continuous improvement in patient outcomes and cost effectiveness. Internal communication is required outside of the work group to persuade or gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.


* Graduate of an accredited college/university.
* MSW required with specific course work related to social work.
* Minimum of two (2) years experience.


Current Maryland License as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW).


* Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit as indicated by the following:
* Demonstrates ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs.
* Identifies the physical, motor, sensory, cognitive and psychosocial characteristics for age group (s) served.
* Demonstrates ability to provide the care needed as described in the job description and the department's scope of service for the patient groups under his/her care.
* Identifies uncertainties and seeks out necessary information to treat patients successfully and safely.
* Demonstrates ability to adjust communication based on patient's age and understanding.
* Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of age related growth and development for the patients under his/her care.
* Performs approved liaison, teaching, and outreach activities, and committee assignments, which underscore professional practice and enhance the goals/objectives of the Hospital and department.
* Represents the Hospital in collaboration with patients, family, the Care Team and Interdisciplinary Care Team to assure appropriate, safe, cost-effective, timely and efficient care.
* Serves on committees, as requested.
* Identifies patient and family needs and arranges for consultation with specialty services needed, including, but not limited to, medical, financial, environmental, procurement of services and discharge planning.
* Serves as an advocate on behalf of patients and families. Communicates with patients to ensure understanding of third party payer guidelines. Collaborates with patient to arrange discharge planning referrals as ordered by the patient's physician.
* Assures completion of all discharge-related functions on a timely basis.
* Acts as a liaison to external care providers and community health resources, participates in patient care conferences, assures completion of discharge-related functions on a timely basis and assures patient and family education needs are met.
* Communicates and negotiates with appropriate third party payers to obtain necessary pre-certification.