Social Worker - Emergency Department

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Posted Under: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania jobs in Healthcare; Healthcare jobs in zipcode 19195
Posted On: 2019-02-12

Req ID: 24648

Shift: Rotating

Employment Status: AP - Active - Regular - Part Time


The Social Worker Provides Professional Services To Patients And Families, Which Facilitates The Use Of Individual, Public And Private Resources So That Optimal Functioning Can Occur For Both The Patient And The Family. These Core Services Include Assessment Of Psychosocial Functioning And Capacities, Counseling For Care Planning And Decision-making, Social Work Treatment And Community Resource Planning. Social Workers Collaborate With Many Disciplines, Programs, Departments And Organizations In The Accomplishment Of These Duties.

This position is primarily responsible for coverage of Social Work needs in the Emergency Department, and provides Social Work support to other areas of the hospital after hours as needed. Serves as Social Work expert regarding medical and behavioral health social work needs for the treatment team.

This individual is responsible for social work assessment and crisis intervention with patients and family members presenting to the Emergency Department for care. This includes providing biopsychosocial assessment and crisis intervention counseling for a variety of social work issues. Social work is a primary responder for all cases involving allegations of child abuse, child neglect, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence, as well as provides family support during trauma response and other medical crises.

Social Workers in this setting are front line clinicians on our ED Behavioral Health Team and are responsible for conducting full mental health evaluations and connecting patients to appropriate mental health care accordingly. Emergency Department Social Workers consult with medical personnel, legal authorities, child welfare, school districts, and other community entities as assigned or required.

Schedule: The Emergency Department is a 24-hour service; Social Workers in this area are required to perform shift work that is outside of standard business hours and are routinely scheduled for three 12-hour shifts per week. This opening is for the 7a-7p shift.


* Provides skilled psychosocial assessment and collaborates with care team in order to provide quality comprehensive treatment to patients and families. Evaluates the effectiveness of professional services and adjusts/redefines goals and modalities as indicated. Shares information regarding patient family situation with staff from other agencies and programs as appropriate in accordance with applicable confidentiality guidelines and relevant law. Organizes workload and sets priorities based on patient care needs. Adheres to medical-legal reporting requirements.

* Completes documentation in a timely manner that is legible, clear and organized according to department, hospital and legal standards.

* Provides leadership in identifying barriers to effective service delivery or problems in work assignments. Actively contributes in initiatives that improve service delivery through department, hospital or community based committees.

* Recognizes professional strengths and areas for growth and is accountable for development and enhancement of professional practice skills.

* Adheres to NASW Code of Ethics and CHOP Social Work Department standards for continuing education, participation in professional home committees, meetings and available for cross-coverage assignments as needed.






Required Education: Master s Degree from a Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited institution.


Preferred Experience: Experience in a hospital, health organization or mental health care agency.

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: LSW or ACSW


All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children\'s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146

Phone: 866-820-9288

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