Medical Social Worker - Senior Adult Unit

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Location: Gloucester, MA
Job ID: 164827-1A
Date Posted: Feb 9, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Addison Gilbert Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Addison Gilbert Hospital is a full service, 70-bed medical/surgical acute care facility in Gloucester, MA. Founded in 1889, the hospital provides state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient care to residents of the Cape Ann community in specialties such as radiology, cancer care, primary and pediatric care, cardiology, inpatient geriatric services, and emergency medicine. Addison Gilbert Hospital continues to score among the top hospitals in the nation for patient safety as it is one of only 42 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group – the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety.

Addison Gilbert Hospital 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 Community, Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Teamwork and Empathy. 

About the Job

 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, day shift.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

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

Qualifications

Experience:

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.

Education:

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

Certificate/License: 

Current Massachusetts License in Social Work