DUTIES: The Department of Social Work at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a Transplant Social Worker. The Transplant Social Worker is responsible for the provision of medical social work services to the transplant patient population receiving care in the inpatient and ambulatory setting of Downstate Transplant Center. Through the use of a wide range of interventions and treatment modalities, the Social Worker contributes to the achievement of optimum health and post-transplant outcomes, satisfaction and cost-effective care by addressing the behavioral, social and environmental issues which may impede care. Additional details for the position include: - Work is of medium to high mental/emotional stress level. Requires complex problem-solving, dealing with emotionally charged patient care issues including grief and loss, child abuse, and issues related to adjustment to illness. - Work is of medium physical demand. Sitting and walking most of the time on duty; works inside. - Works Monday through Friday and will rotate on-call/recall responsibilities amongst staff for nights, holidays, and weekends per departmental expectations and protocols. - Ability to speak, comprehend and write English clearly. Knowledge of Spanish, Creole/French or any other language a plus. - Manual dexterity is necessary for skillful and efficient work activity with patients or equipment. - Talking and hearing are necessary for discussion with patients, supervisors, visitors, families, and external agencies etc. - Near visual acuity for accurate reading of medical records and for recording data. - General operation of all other senses for personal and patient safety (such as hearing, smelling, touching). - Ability to communicate in both written and oral form to establish rapport with persons of varying educational and cultural backgrounds. - Ability to problem solve effectively, in both crisis and planning situations. - Ability to complete assignments effectively through self-effort and delegation. - Ability to collect data and analyze data, write reports and organize appropriate record keeping systems. - Ability to use computer equipment. - Ability to maintain good public relations through diplomacy with patients, visitors, co-workers, external care providers and other individuals. - Scientific and technical ability for a general understanding of medical problems and concepts. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: - Master's degree (MSW) from an accredited school of Social Work (Council on Social Work Education CSWE) is required. - New York State license (LMSW/LCSW) is required. - A minimum of three years of post-Master's experience in a healthcare environment is preferred. Additional Info: *Please ensure you include the 5-digit Line Number and Job Title in the subject line of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.