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University of Washington
1550D 115th North Seattle, WA 98133

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SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER- CARE MANAGEMENT, (FULL-TIME DAYS + OCCASIONAL WEEKENDS); $5,000 SIGNING BONUS Req #:203349Department:UW MEDICAL CENTER-NORTHWEST CARE MANAGEMENT Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest Job Location Detail:1550D 115th North Seattle, WA 98133 Posting Date:04/01/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:$32.94-51.94 Per Hour Union Position:YesShift:First Shift Notes:As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. This recruitment offers a $5,000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

At UW Medical Center – Northwest we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Social Worker inpatient setting.

UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.

Full time, day shift, 8 hours per shift, plus occasional weekends; 40 hours per week.

  • Utilizes medical record and consultation with interdisciplinary staff to screen patients for service needs, provide information regarding Social Work activity and to coordinate care as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Assesses for the psychosocial and disposition planning needs of patients and when appropriate, their support systems, and develops appropriate interventions to address such needs

  • Provides patient-centered care by treating patients and their support systems with respect and dignity, involving them in their care whenever possible
    Serves as liaison between medical staff and patients/families, providing support and advocacy as needed

  • Maintains positive working relationships within the department, with UWMC staff, and with community providers by effective oral and written communication

  • Provides education to other health care providers and staff, patients and their support systems on psychosocial issues, community resources, and the role of social work

  • Responds to crisis situations and emergency codes, as appropriate, and participates in implementation of departmental and UWMC disaster plans in the event of internal and external disasters

  • Documents pertinent clinical activity and statistical data in a timely manner, to meet professional standards, departmental and UWMC policies and regulatory requirements

  • Provides training to new staff and students and represents the department and UWMC to internal and external groups

  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • REQUIREMENTS:A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education AND a minimum of six months of experience in a health care delivery system.
    Equivalent education/experience.
    Health care 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:
    Actively licensed and in good standing as a social worker in the state of Washington possessing one of the following credentials:
  • LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker)

  • LASW (Licensed Advanced Social Worker)

  • LSWAIC (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate)

  • LSWAA (Licensed Advanced Social Worker Associate).

  • UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. 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 a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


    Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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