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Medical Social Worker

Company: Southcoast Health
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Work for One of the World's Best Hospitals!For Four Consecutive Years, Newsweek named Southcoast Health among the World's Best Hospitals (Charlton Memorial, St. Luke's, and Tobey). In addition, since 2018, Southcoast Health has been voted by readers as South Coast Media Group's Best Place to Work. Why? Because we have some of the most talented people in the world!We are searching for a Social Worker - Clinical to perform diversified duties both within and in support of the social work functions. Under the supervision of an LICSW, provide case management services independently including but not limited to application of clinical diagnostic, assessment or treatment knowledge or skills. Identify and address psychosocial factors that may impede the patients' ability to optimize benefit from the health care delivery experience. Intervene as necessary preventing over and under utilization of health care resources. Actively participate in discharge planning to assure timely individual patient discharges within the scope of position responsibilities. Responsibilities may include on call/shift coverage and holiday coverage.$3000 new hire sign-on bonus with LICSW or LMHC license at time of hire. (rehires termed more than 1 year also eligible)

  • Hours: 40hrs
    Shift: Day shift; 8:00am-4:30pm with some flexibility; Every 5th weekend rotation and holiday rotation
  • Location: St. Luke's Hospital - New Bedford, MA

    • Will be assigned to a med-surge unit, at St. Luke's Hospital (PCU and Century 4), however will have orientation at all three sites and on various units in order to be capable of providing back up coverage to other units as/if needed.

      Education and/or Experience Requirements:

      • A Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university or the equivalent knowledge or experience is required.
      • Current Massachusetts Social Work license at a minimum of a LCSW is required. LICSW and LMHC also considered.
      • Over three (3) years of related work experience including one (1) year experience in a medically oriented setting is required. (recent graduates also encourage to apply)
      • Computer skills are essential.
        Must be fully vaccinated against seasonal Influenza and COVID 19 and provide required vaccination documentation, unless approved for an exemption or deferral by Southcoast prior to starting employment.Southcoast Health is a community healthcare system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. By uniting a single purpose and building an integrated system of services and resources, we have become one of the largest and fastest-growing health systems in Massachusetts. Together We Are More.

        • With more than 7,500 employees, Southcoast Health is the largest employer in Southeastern Mass., and the 18th largest employer in the Commonwealth, according to the Boston Business Journal.
        • We strive for a culture of health and well-being that recognizes, respects, and celebrates the rich diversity of one another and the communities we serve.
          We are committed to providing our employees in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with optimal benefits that promote a healthy work/life balance and add value to our employees' lives.

          • Generous Earned Time Off Package**
          • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance*
          • Tuition Assistance**
          • Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance*
          • Life & AD&D insurance*
          • Flexible Spending Accounts*
          • 403B Retirement Plan with match
          • HealthQuest Wellness Program
          • Employee Assistance Program
          • Employee Discount Program
          • Career Development Opportunities
          • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council
            *Available to regular status employees who are scheduled to work a minimum of 24 hours.**Available to regular status employees who are scheduled to work a minimum of 20 hours. Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Join us to be More than medicine!Southcoast Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Southcoast Health, New Bedford , Medical Social Worker, Healthcare , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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