The incumbent in this position is a professional clinical social worker who provides direct services to patients and families. The incumbent also provides social work consultation, leadership and teaching functions for staff, nurses and providers, as well as patients. The incumbent provides clinical social work services to identified patients and families on the palliative medicine service, including individual and group counseling regarding the impact of illness and hospitalization. Adheres to NASW Code of Ethics and exemplifies the qualities and values of the social work profession. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
- MSW degree from a school of social work approved by the Council on Social Work Education.
- Minimum of two years of clinical experience in hospital, palliative care and/or hospice setting.
- D.C. licensure at the LICSW level.
- Clinical social work knowledge and practice skills related to psychosocial aspects of illness.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Effective interdisciplinary and interpersonal skills for practice and consultation.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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