Staff: Social Worker
Position Number : SW-0223 | Date Updated : November 20th, 2023
SOCIAL WORKER - PERMANENT FULL-TIME
The primary function of the Social Worker is to assess the psychosocial functioning of the patient and family in order to provide appropriate interventions.
- Completes a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
- Develops and implements individual treatment plans based on analysis of assessment, while considering the overall health care plan of the patient.
- Establishes goals of care in collaboration with the patient and/or Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)
- Identifies both short and long term goals to ensure/enhance continuity of care for patient/family
- Monitors change in the patient’s functional status and adjusts treatment programs accordingly.
- Provides counseling services to help patients and caregivers cope with the impact of illness, transitioning and hospitalization.
- Provide ongoing patient and family education
- Facilitate group and individualized patient and caregivers therapeutic sessions
- Collaborates with the clinical team in identifying, monitoring and treating patients requiring counseling services.
- Educates patients, their care partners, and other health care providers (including physicians and students) with regard to Social Work and the management of the patient’s health problems.
- Acts as liaison and assist patients and staff with community resources
- To improve Inclusion Diversity and Health Equity efforts to better serve and support patient and their families
- Facilitate communication between patient care team and patients and their families
- Provide crisis intervention and mediate conflict
- Advocate for required services and navigate social systems
- Educate patients and families on effective ways to mobilize existing resources
- Ensure plan is communicated to all stakeholders and that appropriate referrals have been processed and received
- Collaborates with members of the inter-professional team through documentation and/or direct consultation to provide a coordinated program of patient care.
- Assists patients to access community services and resources as appropriate.
- Attends and contributes to patient care conferences and meetings.
- Maintains accurate and up-to-date assessment, treatment plans, goals and other relevant administrative records for each patient according to Runnymede Healthcare Centre (RHC) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers guidelines
- Contribute to safe patient discharge through case coordination by providing patient/family education, referring relevant specialized treatment programs, coordinating family meetings, coordinating legal/financial capacity or SDM issues including potential PGT involvement
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:
- Master’s Degree in Social Work
- Member in good standing with the OCCSWSSW
- Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) an asset
- 2-5 years of clinical experience in Rehabilitation/Complex Continuing Care or Acute Care Hospital
- Demonstrated expertise with geriatric, neurological and Musculoskeletal conditions
- Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
- Effective verbal and written communication to successfully work with all levels of the organization
- Experience with Windows Operating System, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Runnymede Healthcare Centre, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment. Requests for exemption will be considered on a case-by-case basis in alignment with the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
While we thank all applicants, only those under consideration for the position will be contacted. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources.
Runnymede Healthcare Centre values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to employment equity and providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA).
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