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Clinical Social Worker- Emergency Department

Category: Social Work
Location:
CHA Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Department: Psych Emergency Clinic
Job Type: Part Time
Job Class: Union
Union Name: USW -TCH/SH Social Workers
Work Shift: Varied Rotation
Hours/Week: 16
Date Posted: 05/14/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-88548

Job Details

  • With approximately 100,300 ED visits annually, the CHA Emergency Departments are fast-paced, constantly changing environments with rapid patient turnover.

    Job Purpose
    Clinical social workers within the Emergency Department are vital members of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. The social worker in the Emergency Department works closely with nurses, physician assistants, and physicians in a fast-paced, high stress environment. The social worker completes psychiatric assessments, provides crisis counseling, and implements treatment planning for patients in the Emergency Department. The social worker identifies appropriate resources and obtains collateral information as needed by patients and family members undergoing evaluation in the Emergency Department. The diversity of the client population served in addition to the treatment modalities utilized requires interdisciplinary expertise and collaboration.

    Qualifications
    Education:
    - MSW required
    Licensure:
    - Current MA licensure as LICSW, or LCSW with eligibility for licensure of LICSW within 2 years
    Work Experience:
    - Minimum of two years post masters degree experience with acute psychiatric population preferred.

    All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.

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