SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (PER DIEM, ROTATING/VARIABLE SHIFTS)
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 207720
A higher degree of healthcare.
All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.
At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
UW Medical Center – Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a PER DIEM SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Rotating/Variable Shifts) within the Outpatient Adult Psychiatric department.
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Utilize medical record and consultation with interdisciplinary staff to screen patients for service needs, provide information regarding Social Work activity and to coordinate care as part of an interdisciplinary team • Assess for the psychosocial and disposition planning needs of patients and when appropriate, their support systems, and develops appropriate interventions to address such needs • Provide patient-centered care by treating patients and their support systems with respect and dignity, involving them in their care whenever possible • Serve as liaison between medical staff and patients/families, providing support and advocacy as needed • Maintain positive working relationships within the department, with UWMC staff, and with community providers by effective oral and written communication • Provide education to other health care providers and staff, patients and their support systems on psychosocial issues, community resources, and the role of social work • Respond to crisis situations and emergency codes, as appropriate, and participates in implementation of departmental and UWMC disaster plans in the event of internal and external disasters • Document pertinent clinical activity and statistical data in a timely manner, to meet professional standards, departmental and UWMC policies and regulatory requirements • Provide training to new staff and students and represents the department and UWMC to internal and external groups • Perform other related duties as assigned
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.