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Social Worker (CT)

Location: Sharon, Connecticut US


Requisition Number: 13653

Position Title:

External Description:

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.

Summary: 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:

1. Responsible to perform psychosocial assessments within 72 hours of admission.

2. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patient/ family and provides support, counseling and crisis intervention.

3. Ability to assist physicians and communicate, social service, post-hospital care, and discharge planning needs of the patient.

4. Leads insight-oriented, psychoeducational, process, or skills groups.

5. Runs family meetings with both the physician and patient as needed.

6. Provides support with advance directives and assists patient/family with the grieving process and makes referrals to Pastoral Care, as appropriate.

7. Accurately determines and communicates the type of assistance, setting, or resources necessary for the patient/family and provides appropriate resources.

8. Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the appropriate processes as required.

9. Maintains safety and regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and Joint Commission regulations.

10. Documentation meets current standards and policies.

11. Maintains current knowledge of resources available within the community, maintains supply of resource materials to be distributed to patients when needed.

12. Acts on performance improvement issues identified by behavioral health leadership team.

Education and Experience Requirements:

• Master Social Worker (MSW).

• Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).

2 • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in all aspects of social service and discharge planning.

• PREFER: Two (2) years of social work experience

Location: Sharon-Sharon Hospital 50 Hospital Hill Road

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

FTE: 1.000000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm

Org Unit: 938

Department: Psych Unit


Exempt: Yes


Grade: S10



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 (CT)

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.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Sharon, Connecticut US

Job Number: 41028