Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: 186 - Social Services
Requisition Number: 14-1665782
The social worker in this position is funded in part under a HRSA Women and Children's HIV grant( 25% FTE). Job responsibilities under this funding are to provide comprehensive social work services to pregnant women receiving prenatal or GYN care who are HIV positive or who are high risk HIV negative and pregnant. Services include mental health counseling, case management services, discharge planning particularly focused on safe mother-infant discharges, resource coordination, and health education around HIV care regimens. The social worker is the liaison to referring institutions and is designated to integrate the patient's care into Mount Sinai HIV clinical programs in OB-GYN Associates. In this capacity the worker attends HIV perinatal weekly interdisciplinary rounds to assure coordinated care and transition into the Jack Martin Fund program for women and children. The social worker also will be responsible for screening new prenatal patients for psychosocial stressors and for providing a broad scope of social work services to pregnant patients followed in OB-GYN Associates (75% FTE) including perinatal HIV counseling, short term mental health counseling ancillary to the patient's medical management, counseling related to a myriad of pregnancy related psychosocial and planning for safe mother-baby discharges. The social worker is responsible for providing continuity of care to the patient in all settings through the post-partum period and for assuring that both newborn and mother have access to continued primary care following discharge.
This social worker shares responsibility with OB-GYN social work colleagues for providing psychosocial services to GYN (non-oncology) and family planning patients. The social worker collaborates with a large interdisciplinary group of providers in this program area.
Job Qualifications: NYS LMSW required.
Strong interest in multi-systems management with high risk populations. Skills in rapid assessment and focused, short term interventions incorporating safe mother-baby discharge planning are major assets.
Strong organizational skills, flexibility and an ability to work with a multidisciplinary providers
Some experience with HIV and mental health counseling is an asset.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.
Posted on Thu, July 17, 2014