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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on June 22, 2019
Req #: 168714
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 06/21/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $30.43 - $47.62 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 for a part-time, temporary/hourly, SOCIAL WORKER to provide direct social work and implement the full range of social work for patients.

  • Provide social work services to patients and their families, including psychosocial assessment, domestic violence screening, child abuse and elder abuse interventions, and discharge planning for inpatients admitted to the assigned medical or surgical service
  • Work with patients and support systems to plan for discharge needs, including skilled nursing facility placement and other treatment programs, insurer and financial advocacy, patients/support system education, crisis intervention
  • Maintain effective working relationships with members of the multidisciplinary team and provide leadership in areas of discharge resources and psychosocial and family systems interventions
  • Facilitate family, support system and network conferences as indicated
  • Observe Social Work Department policies/procedures, and legal mandates in carrying out social work role
  • Responsibilities also include documentation and verbal communication of social work activities provided to patients and their families or support system, having knowledge of legal intervention options and processes, and of community resources that are relevant to the service population
  • Social work interventions include crisis intervention, social work assessment, resource coordination and case management
  • Participate in regular interdisciplinary staff meetings and patient care rounds
  • Have knowledge of HMC/Social Work Department policies relevant to delivery of services to patients as well as knowledge of legal requirements for vulnerable populations, involuntary treatment for psychiatric patients and patients with chemical dependencies
  • Have knowledge of community resources relevant to the target population
  • Provide telephone information and referral to individuals and agencies calling for information or consultation
  • Provide clinical services with respect for patient/family rights and within the Social Work Code of Ethics
  • Perform other duties as 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, your experiences, perspectives and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. 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