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Montefiore’s Med-surg department at the Moses campus seeks a Social Worker to provide a range of direct and indirect services for patient/families including, but not limited to, the identification of psychosocial problems and their resolutions. In addition, the Social Worker collaborates with the patient/family/team to effect safe and timely discharge/treatment plans. The Social Worker complies with the Mission Statements of Montefiore and Social Services, and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Work.



  • Screen those patients whose diagnosis and social data indicate need for social service intervention) according to Social Work practice standards.
  • Make psychosocial assessments utilizing all available data, including interviews with patient and family and conferring with interdisciplinary associates.
  • Ensure continuity of care through development, implementation and validation of discharge/treatment plans, in a timely manner and in collaboration with patient, family and interdisciplinary team.
  • Function independently but utilize supervision to identify any problems in expediting discharge/treatment plans.
  • Maintain Social Work professional conduct and practices.
  • Ensure confidentiality in accordance with hospital and Social Services policies.
  • Develop ongoing linkages and networking relationships.
  • Participate in patient focused conferences and in internal and external conferences
  • Demonstrates leadership skills by utilizing psychosocial expertise to assist with team building, discharge/treatment planning. Conflict resolution and psychosocial education to interdisciplinary staff when appropriate.
  • Participate in departmental programs, i.e., quality improvement, statistical reporting, continuing education, staff meetings and other related assigned duties.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the legal and ethical issues and principles related to end-of-life care, including informed consent, right to refuse treatment, withholding or withdrawing life sustaining treatment, including nutrition and hydration, DNR order, advance directives, determination of decisional capacity and the doctrine of futility.
  • Demonstrates skill and knowledge related to the identification, reporting and appropriate intervention for victims of individual and family violence, rape, mugging, elder abuse and child abuse/neglect.
  • Demonstrate appropriate interventions and timely and safe discharge/treatment plans through sound psychosocial assessments. Demonstrate organization of work load with appropriate priorities based on medical plan, patient needs and departmental policy and standards. Seek help/resources to avoid unnecessary delays in service
  • Demonstrate proactive advocacy/mediating negotiating skills with patients/families/associates/community


  • Masters in Social Work from a school of Social Work from a program registered by the NYS Dept of Education or determined to be substantially equivalent by the commissioner's regulations.
  • Requires an executed Memorandum of Understanding with a licensed Social Worker for the purposes of supervision, unless licensed as an LMSW or LCSW.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the impact of medical, social and environmental factors on patient/family/institutional systems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of developmental and family system theories.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the developmental stages from infancy through elder years, family systems theory and how various illnesses impact on the patient/family system.



Department: Social Services Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: MOSES Employment Status: Regular Part-Time Address: 55 East 208th Street, Bronx
Shift: Evening Scheduled Hours: 5 PM-10 PM Req ID: 145941 


Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



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