Medical Social Worker - Emergency Department

Optima Health Hampton, VA
Job Description

Responsible for the provision of medical social work services to patients receiving care in the hospital setting. Assesses the social, psychological, cultural, environmental, and financial situations, as well as, disposition needs, for each referred patient. Collaborates with patients, families, healthcare team members, and community agencies to develop and implement plans to address identified needs. Evaluates effectiveness of plans and initiates change as needed. Uses crisis intervention, problem solving model, community organization, and advocacy skills in identifying needs and resources in the hospital and community.

Required Education

Master's Level Degree - SOCIAL WORK

Job Posting

Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton, Virginia, is hiring a full time Medical Social Worker to support the Emergency Department.

Position Overview

* 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

* Provision of medical social work services to patients receiving care in the hospital setting.

* Assessment of the social, psychological, cultural, environmental, and financial situations, as well as, disposition needs, for each referred patient.

* Collaborating with patients, families, healthcare team members, and community agencies to develop and implement plans to address identified needs.

* Evaluating effectiveness of plans and initiates change as needed.

* Using crisis intervention, problem solving model, community organization, and advocacy skills in identifying needs and resources in the hospital and community.

Facility Highlights

Sentara CarePlex Hospital is a 224-bed, acute care hospital, and Certified Primary Stroke Center located in Hampton, Virginia. Sentara CarePlex Hosital provides care through advanced surgical programs, emergency cardiac intervention, fellowship-trained physicians, and the newly-opened Family Maternity Center. It is also home to the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex Hospital, the area's first dedicated orthopedic hospital, taking specialized orthopedic care to a new level.

Sentara Benefits

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, please visit: https://www.sentaracareers.com/employment-benefits/

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, and growth!