Rockefeller University Clinical Social Worker (part-time, 17.5 hours/week) in New York, New York

Job Title Clinical Social Worker (part-time, 17.5 hours/week)

Laboratory / Department Hospital

Department Description

The Rockefeller University Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health and has 20 patient beds for clinical research. The Hospital provides researchers with an opportunity to conduct clinical studies, and offers both normal volunteers and people with diseases under study the opportunity to stay in the hospital and help to contribute to important advances in science. The Hospital has an inpatient unit as well as an outpatient center where prospective patients are screened and many outpatient studies are conducted. The Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day with professional nurses and has nutritional research, social work, art and recreation departments, and a radiology suite as well as its own research pharmacy. Our staff hospitalist and on-call physicians provide additional medical support to the clinical research teams. For more information, please see the hospital web site at: http://www.rucares.org/

Detailed Description

The Clinical Social Worker will be responsible for the provision of clinical social work services and discharge planning services for all inpatient and outpatient research participants. Services include care and case management interventions and assessments designed to promote health and address barriers to accessing healthcare. Will advise family caregivers, provide patient education and counseling, and make referrals for other services. Must maintain documentation of social work services that reflect research participants' pertinent information for assessment and follow-up, as well as social work involvement and outcomes with and for research participants; all in accordance with care goals and legislative and administrative regulations and policies. Will maintain the Rockefeller University Hospital Social Work website and perform administrative duties in support of the Hospital.

Job Requirements

Master's degree and NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required; educational emphasis in clinical research preferred. Must have a minimum of three years of experience in social work practice and a minimum of one year of current social work experience in an accredited hospital or home acre facility. Must be current on all Joint Commission and NYS requirements and guidelines. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required. Must be proficient in utilizing computer applications to input and extract data accurately. Must possess the ability to work efficiently with little direction or supervision. Hospital-based or clinical research experience strongly preferred.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans