University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on July 20, 2020
Req #: 180097
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 06/19/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $29.75 - $45.21 per hour  
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated 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.

The University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary/hourly, day shift SOCIAL WORKER 1 OR 2. This position will primarily provide services to maternal and infant care services. Ideal candidate will have mental health experience and interest in training to cover transplant and inpatient psychiatry services as well. Responsibilities include screening, comprehensive assessment of tangible and psycho-social issues influencing treatment, connecting patients with resources, crisis intervention, grief and loss support, providing support and education to patients and families. This position works collaboratively with multidisciplinary team in the provision of care. This hourly position will cover weekday and weekend shifts. 

  • Utilizes medical record and consultation with interdisciplinary staff to screen patients for service needs, provide information regarding Social Work activity and to coordinate care as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Assesses for the psychosocial and disposition planning needs of patients and when appropriate, their support systems, and develops appropriate interventions to address such needs
  • Provides patient-centered care by treating patients and their support systems with respect and dignity, involving them in their care whenever possible
  • Serves as liaison between medical staff and patients/families, providing support and advocacy as needed
  • Maintains positive working relationships within the department, with UWMC staff, and with community providers by effective oral and written communication
  • Participates in quality improvement activities that enhance the performance of the department and the UWMC, as appropriate
  • Provides education to other health care providers and staff, patients and their support systems on psychosocial issues, community resources, and the role of social work
  • Responds to crisis situations and emergency codes, as appropriate, and participates in implementation of departmental and UWMC disaster plans in the event of internal and external disasters
  • Provides consultation and cross-coverage as needed to other members of the department
  • Documents pertinent clinical activity and statistical data in a timely manner, to meet professional standards, departmental and UWMC policies and regulatory requirements

  • Social Worker 2:
  • Provides training to new staff and students and represents the department and UWMC to internal and external groups
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • This position may be hired as a Social Worker 1 or 2, depending on candidate's qualifications. Social Worker 2 participates as a Practicum Instructor for the School of Social Work as assigned.


    A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education AND six months of experience in a health care delivery system.
    Equivalent education/experience.

    Health care 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

    A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND two years of full-time professional social work experience in a health-care setting eligible to begin social work practicum instruction for the School of Social Work.
    Equivalent education/experience.

    Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington:
  • 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