Clinical Social Worker

US-NY-New York
7 days ago(1/12/2018 1:59 PM)
Job ID
Social Workers
Emp Status
Regular Full-Time
Hours per Week


Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Job Summary

This position serves as a clinical support to the implementation of a patient's plan of care; promotes effective utilization of hospital resources; responds to in-hospital referrals for short-term assessment and counseling intervention. This position will work with a multidisciplinary team to support a safe discharge plan, using the assessment and counseling process as support to patients with identified needs. Supports the hospital mission and all policy and Joint Commission standards.


Job Responsibilities

  • Monitors and communicates to interdisciplinary team the status of patient assessment current counseling status, and integration of these with medical discharge plan.
  • Provide supportive, psychosocial counseling to patients suffering from anxiety, depression, grieving, etcetera.
  • Monitors the patient's progress, intervening as necessary and appropriately to ensure that the plan of care and services provided are patient focused, high quality, efficient and cost effective.
  • Proactively identifies and resolves delays and obstacles to discharge.


  • Certification/Licensure Requirements
  • LCSW (NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
  • 2-3 years experience as a medical Social Worker

Additional Requirements


Previous experience in Healthcare/Medical setting as a Social Worker with a strong discharge planning background. Experience in providing supportive counseling for inpatients, with trauma, post-orthopedic surgery, chronic pain, child abuse/domestic violence and social barriers to discharge. Complex discharge planning experience.


Additional skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge of regulatory agency standards: good oral and written communication ability. Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects independently.
  • Good organizational skills.




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