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Social Worker

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US


Requisition Number: 6014

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care. Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.

Title: Social Worker- Behavioral Health

Reports To: Program Director

Department: Behavioral Health


Responsible for providing social service and discharge planning functions for the inpatient behavioral health unit. Completes psychosocial assessments, contributes to the integrated treatment plan, runs therapeutic groups, coordinates discharge plans. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in PI activities. Population served based on scope of services in the department.

Essential Responsibilities: - Responsible to perform psychosocial assessments within 72 hours of admission. - Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patient/ family and provides support, counseling and crisis intervention. - Ability to assist physicians and communicate, social service, post-hospital care, and discharge planning needs of the patient. - Leads insight-oriented, psychoeducational, process, or skills groups. - Runs family meetings with both the physician and patient as needed. - Provides support with advance directives and assists patient/family with the grieving process and makes referrals to Pastoral Care, as appropriate. - Accurately determines and communicates the type of assistance, setting, or resources necessary for the patient/family and provides appropriate resources. - Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the appropriate processes as required. - Maintains safety and regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations. - Documentation meets current standards and policies. - Maintains current knowledge of resources available within the community, maintains supply of resource materials to be distributed to patients when needed. - Acts on performance improvement issues identified by behavioral health leadership team. - Maintain and Model REACH Values (Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, Honor). - Demonstrates regular, reliable and predictable attendance. - Performs other duties as required. -

Education and Experience Requirements: - Master Social Worker (MSW). - Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). - Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in all aspects of social service and discharge planning. - PREFER: Two (2) years of social work experience. Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements: - Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. - Basic computer knowledge. - Excellent customer service skills. - Ability to multitask, make decisions and communicate effectively. - Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. –

PREFER: Bilingual. License, Registration, or Certification Requirements: - Connecticut Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or license eligible.

Environmental Factors: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Potential environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: - Bio-hazardous Waste - Blood Borne Pathogens. Job may require performance or tasks that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. - Chemicals/Commercial Products - Experiencing challenging conditions where a professional attitude will be required - Exposure to Latex - Fumes or Airborne Particles - Interacting with a Diverse population - May be requested to work overtime or weekends for coverage - Noise Level – Varies from Moderate to Very Loud - Patient Care/Handling Duties - Radiation - Repetitive Motion - Required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials. - Risk of Electrical Shock - Shift Work - Vibration

Physical and Mental Requirements: Requirement Percent of Time Activity Required Physical Strength and Endurance None 1%– 33% 34% - 66% 67% - 100% Standing X Walking X Sitting X Manual dexterity – using hands, fingers, or feet X Reach/Grasp at, above, below shoulder level X Visual acuity adequate to read information from printed sources and computer screens X Speaking / Hearing – Communicate clearly in person / over the phone / respond to questions X Ability to manage stress related to multiple priorities X Bending/Crouching/Reaching/Stooping X Lifting/Lowering/Pushing/Pulling/Carrying 0 - 10 lbs. X 11 - 25 lbs. X 26 - 50 lbs. X 51 lbs. or greater X Equipment Usage None 1% – 33% 34% - 66% 67% - 100% Computer - Requires manual dexterity to operate keyboard X Power Equipment- Requires hand/eye coordination X Clinical Equipment – visual acuity and manual dexterity X Mental Requirements Yes No Ability to perform duties that require flexibility and interpersonal skills in addition to sound judgment X Effectively verbalize instructions / important information in a pleasant manner X Ability to read / record data quickly and accurately and prepare forms/documents X Ability to prioritize appropriately X Ability to work and cooperate with managers, patients, family members, and employees at all levels to exchange ideas and facilitate the tasks at hand X Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment X Ability to work in an environment with constant interruptions X Complex mental calculations X Physical and Mental Requirements may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


Location: Sharon-Sharon Hospital 50 Hospital Hill Road

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 0.00

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: 8 hour day shifts Mon - Fri as needed

Org Unit: 938

Department: Psych Unit

Exempt: Yes

EOE, including disability/vets.


We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.


City: Sharon

State: Connecticut

Community / Marketing Title: Social Worker

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Sharon, Connecticut US

Job Number: 39426