University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Social Service
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Posted on July 15, 2020
Req #: 180718
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 07/14/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $31.66 - $49.54 per hour 
Shift: First Shift 

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 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 available for a temporary/hourly, part-time, MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER to provide direct social work services for patients in the inpatient medical and surgical units of the medical center and/or participate in health sciences research; and/or participate in health sciences teaching activities, and exercise independent decision-making authority and expertise specific to assigned area of practice. 

SCHEDULE: Approximately 40 per week for 6 months; may include weekends.

  • Provide specialty consultation to other health care staff and health care teams regarding psychosocially focused aspects of client/patient care
  • Provides psychosocial support to patients and families
  • In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, develops and implements safe and timely discharge plans
  • Provides care coordination for patients with complicated social and medical histories
  • Provides case management in specialized programs
  • Provides counseling services in specialized programs
  • Makes timely referrals to hospital and/community agencies including those required by mandatory reporting laws such and child and vulnerable adult abuse
  • Maintains appropriate documentation
  • Participates in practicum instruction of social work students and/or provides work direction to Social Work Assistant(s) or other assigned staff
  • Participates in formal and informal teaching of health care professionals, health sciences students and the general community
  • Coordinates elements of research studies and projects
  • Participates in or chairs departmental program development activities or committees
  • Represent the Social Work Department on hospital, university, and community committees/work groups
  • Perform related duties as assigned/required
    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