University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on May 15, 2020
Req #: 173206
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 03/17/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $30.00 - $48.96 per hour 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This posting will be used to fill multiple temp/hourly Social Work positions!  

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary/hourly, MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER. The individual in this position will provide direct social work services to Psychiatric and Medical Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery, the Operating Room and observation status patients and their families located in Emergency Services unit. 

  • Implement full range of social work clinical protocols for patients ranging from infancy through adulthood, including crisis intervention, social work assessment and discharge planning
  • Prioritize patients in need of psychiatric evaluation, minors, families of patients who are in need of trauma/grief interventions
  • Prioritize sexual assault victims, as well as domestic, elder, and child abuse victims
  • Prioritize patients needing nursing home placements and general resources, including transportation and housing
  • Prioritize patients with chemical dependency and other pyscho-social emergencies
  • Prioritize patients needing other services as requested by providers
  • Knowledge of legal requirements for vulnerable populations, involuntary treatment for psychiatric patients, and patients with chemical dependencies
  • Knowledge of community resources relevant to the target population
  • Perform related duties as assigned

    A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
    One year of full-time social work experience in a health care setting or equivalent. Experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.

    Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington:
  • Agency Affiliated Counselor
  • Licensed Social Work Associate -Advanced
  • Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical
  • Licensed Advance Social Worker
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or