The Brookdale Hospital & Medical Center


    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/31/2018 12:03 PM)
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  • Overview

    Provide full social work coverage to include an assessment or patient’s psychosocial functioning, determine need for financial and medical assistance, provides supportive counseling, and arranges concrete services. Participate in counseling and determining the suitability for all treatment modalities.  Coordinate interdisciplinary consultation.


    • Evaluate patients within assigned area or social work discipline.  Perform ongoing assessment of social, psychological, environmental, and financial factors for ESRD patients.
    • Develop social work treatment plan and coordinate the development of the multidisciplinary team’ in program evaluation, development, and implementation of treatment and long-term plans. .
    • Counsel patients, family members, significant others, and staff in adjustments to chronic illness, changes in lifestyle, and choice of treatment modality.
    • Obtain and reviews all educational materials develop and/or distribute information as needed.
    • Represent patient to community agencies through referral and follow-up.  Ensure patient access to appropriate resources and develop relationships and referrals.
    • Collaborate with other services to assure proper and timely referral for both permanent transfers and short-term transient care.
    • Monitor and supervises transportation referrals to assure timely and appropriate services.
    • Communicate and confer regularly and frequently with financial offices to provide information exchange in order to enhance Accounts Receivables service.
    • Assist staff in reporting cases of patient abuse/neglect/domestic violence.
    • Act as a resource to staff, patients, families and/or caregivers.
    • Performs other duties as requested.



    • MA from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Complete a course study with specialization in clinical practice. 


    • With degree, no experience required but internship or some experience with treatment of patients in hospital or other medical facility preferred.

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Maintain current knowledge of treatment options, quality indicators, infection control, patient‘s safety issues, patient’s rights, medical legal issues, reimbursement rules, regulations, billing, and receivables.
    • Skills in oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to interact, develop, and sustain sound working relationships with patients, families, multidisciplinary professionals, other Hospital departments, and outside agencies.
    • Ability to fully utilize BHMC’s electronic record systems, equipment and other healthcare and billing systems relevant to this position.

    Licenses, Certifications:

    • New York State Social Worker License.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Consistent with that necessary to work in a variety of patient care and office settings. Position requires prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day. Position will be required to stoops, bends, lifts, carry items weighing up to 25 pounds.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.


    BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


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