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Psych MSW (FT Evenings)

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Description

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Assists patients and their families in understanding illness and disabilities. Helps them resolve personal, financial and environmental difficulties which interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from care. Assists patients/families in developing and achieving a plan of care to obtain maximum benefits.

What you will do 
  • Contacts and interviews patients and families to assess and evaluate patient’s social, psychological and environmental situations. Reviews patient information obtained from physician, staff and medical records to determine patient needs.
  • Provides social work services in accordance with social work assessment and diagnoses. Conducts individual/group treatment and information sessions for patients and families with personal and environmental difficulties which may interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical/psychiatric care.
  • Directs patients and families to appropriate community agencies and resources for financial assistance, counseling, rehabilitation, auxiliary care and long term care via written and oral communication.
  • Conducts, when required, complex discharge planning for patients with serious disabilities or illnesses, assessing needs for more specialized care and arranges placement in other health care facilities, rehabilitation institutions or extended care facilities as needed.
  • Participates as an active, informative and cooperative team member of the health care staff by attending rounds for case finding/follow-up and giving verbal input toward the discharge plan while acting as an advocate for the patient.
  • Legibly documents social work assessment and interventions in a timely manner in patient’s medical records.
  • Maintains contact with families and agencies via telephone.
  • Maintains appropriate and accurate written work statistics.
  • May assist newly hired social workers and lower-classified department personnel in performance of their respective social work responsibilities by sharing professional knowledge and experiences relevant to a particular patient or situation.
  • Provides emotional support and concrete services to patient and family members as needed.
  • Arranges concrete services, such as ambulance transportation, as needed.
  • Maintains written and oral contact with patient and family concerning social work intervention and discharge plan.
  • Maintains staff and patient confidentiality.
  • Observes hospital policy regarding fire and safety regulations, infection control standards, smoking regulations, telephone usage and other rules governing conduct while at work.
  • Provides proper notice in advance for absence and tardiness.


Education Qualifications 
  • BSW minimally Required and
  • MSW Preferred

Experience Qualifications 
  • Previous experience in a hospital health care setting Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • Ability to effectively inter-relate with patient, family members, nursing staff, physicians and outside resources.
  • Ability to evaluate and develop realistic social work interventions on a timely basis.
  • Ability to implement and coordinate such interventions and social work plans.

Licenses and Certifications 
  • Must have a valid New Jersey social work license. Required and
  • Compliance with continuing education requirements as mandated by the State Licensing Board. Required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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