NYU Lutheran Medical Center Social Worker in Brooklyn, New York

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is a full-service teaching hospital and Level I trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The medical center is central to a comprehensive network of affiliated ambulatory and outpatient practices, and serves as NYU Langone Medical Centers anchor for healthcare access, growth, and delivery in the entire borough. Learn more about NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Social Worker.

In this role, the successful candidate The Social Worker will provide services to patients and their families including, but not limited to, screening, patient identification, patient assessment, transitional and discharge planning for post-acute needs for the designated population (Emergency Department and inpatient acute care, excluding Behavioral Health). Provides limited counseling related to the psychosocial aspects of the presenting episode of care

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages inpatient referrals, including, but not limited to, screening, identification of social work intervention needs, assessments, development of post-acute discharge plan based on assessed needs, and implementation of discharge plans.
  • Provides psychosocial counseling as identified through assessment for patients and families/support systems to enhance participation and cooperation in developing a comprehensive social work plan.
  • Involves patient/family/support system in the care and discharge plan as appropriate
  • Provides psychosocial discharge planning assessment and services (i.e. subacute and custodial care placements, entitlements, working with high risk and/or difficult to discharge population, etc.).
  • Completes referrals for post-acute services to meet patient needs to safely transition to the next level of care.
  • Utilizes knowledge of community resources to refer patients to appropriate services to ensure continuity and quality of care.
  • Provides limited services of counseling, crisis intervention, transition planning, protective services, advocacy, information and referral within the framework of discharge planning
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assess and plan for appropriate care and services across the continuum.
  • Maintains professional documentation as defined by organizational policy and procedure
  • Assists in the collection and reporting of timely, accurate statistical data.
  • Establishes and maintains close professional relationships with civic and social organizations within the target area.
  • Provides information relative to services, specific programs, and treatment options offered by LMC
  • Assists in completion of eligibility documents, assessment forms, etc, as necessary and appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned or volunteered in alignment with LMC mission, goals and values

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW)
1 year hospital social work and discharge planning experience. Willingness to devote the time required completing assigned tasks on schedule.
Current NYS Social Work License and Registration (LMSW or LCSW). Case management certification preferred..

Required Licenses: Lic Master Social Worker

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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NYU Lutheran Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.