Medical Social Worker - Senior Adult Unit

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Location: Gloucester, MA
Job ID: 156105-1A
Date Posted: Aug 21, 2019
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

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Addison Gilbert Hospital is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job

Addison Gilbert Hospital, A member of Lahey Health, promotes the culture and philosophy which enables employees to give and receive the best of care.  You can become a part of the team that achieves this success through our CREATE values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork, and Empathy. 

Position Summary: Medical Social Worker

Responsibilities include: Working closely with treatment team, will perform psychosocial assessments, supportive counseling and care coordination to ensure safe and successful discharge transitions for adult and geriatric Senior Adult Unit (SAU) patients and families. Will serve as SAU liaison with colleagues in the BILH system as well as providers of senior oriented services in the community to enhance knowledge of SAU services and assist in identifying patients who could benefit from an SAU admission. 

Scheduled Hours

40 hours per week, primarily days, occassional weekends & evenings may be requested.

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.



At least one year related experience. Experience with protective services, long term care, crisis intervention, chronic illness, hospice care, substance use disorders and psychiatric illness preferred.  Acute care experience and familiarity with local senior services.


A candidate will have successfully completed a Master's degree in Social Work


Current Massachusetts License in Social Work