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Director of Social Work

Company: NYC Health + Hospitals
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Empower Every New Yorker - Without Exception - to Live the Healthiest Life Possible
Come join the largest public hospital system in the nation! Every day, we work together to make an extraordinary difference in the health and well-being of each individual we serve - without exception. Join our team and help us create a positive human experience.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur provides primary and specialty outpatient care through its Diagnostic and Treatment Center (D&TC) and residential care for the elderly and infirmed in its 295-bed Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). Gouverneur recently completed a $250 million modernization project to offer enhanced, cutting edge healthcare services in a state of the art space. NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham, Gouverneur's D&TC is the largest freestanding D&TC in New York, providing more than 250,000 visits per year on the Lower East Side. Gotham, Gouverneur provides a comprehensive array of on-site services, including primary care, pediatrics, women's health, dentistry, behavioral health, podiatry, optometry, ENT, digital imaging, infectious disease, and other specialties and sub-specialties. NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur Skilled Nursing Facility provides 24-hour care for individuals in need of short-term, long-term care or hospice care. The facility is rated as a Best Nursing Home by US News and World Report. Post-Acute Care services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and audiology, and vocational rehabilitation.
Job Description:Under general direction, formulates health care facility policy in the social work sector, plans programs for medical and psychiatric social work community liaison, education, training, research and patient discharge. Implements social work policies, plans and practices to support effective health, medical and psychiatric care.1. Establishes Social Work Department policies, methods and procedures, program assignments and development. Determines program priorities within the scope of program planning.2. Develops, plans and administers social work programs to support patient care.3. Coordinates social work programs and assures that programs are related to health care facility and Corporation's objectives in support of effective health, medical and psychiatric care.4. Collaborates with administration and professional staffs in planning social work participation within the health care facility, in education and training programs and in formulation of policy and practices in accordance with objectives of the health care facility.5. Develops communications programs to achieve the appropriate interpretation of the medical and psychiatric social work program.6. Develops department budget in conjunction with health care facility administration; recommends and implements.7. Organizes the personnel of the department into areas of responsibility, authority and specialization. Staffs, directs, guides and controls departmental activity.8. Evaluates personnel performance and departmental work progress. Establishes departmental work standards and practices. Provides leadership to attain effective productivity and initiates action to accomplish objectives of Social Work Department.9. Develops, establishes and administers training programs for social personnel and in-service training for professional and non-professional personnel for social work activity in support of patient care.10. Participates in formulation and development of health care facility policies regarding the participation in community planning with respect to social work and psychiatric social work service.11. Provides consultation to community agencies regarding use of health care facilities and activities relating to medical and psychiatric social work.12. Formulates, plans, directs and initiates research objectives and programs in areas of social work and coordinates cooperative research projects with other departments.13. Evaluates and audits social work programs and program accomplishments. Makes recommendations for appropriate action.14. Maintains relationship with professional societies in the field of social services, social work and related disciplines. Keeps abreast of new developments and approaches, with particular reference to health, medical and psychiatric care fields. Evaluates and makes appropriate recommendations for improvement of social work.
Qualifications:1. Licensure (LMSW or LCSW) issued by The New York State Education Department (NYSED); and,2. Eight (8) years of experience in social work activities, of which four (4) are in a health or medical setting, including psychiatric social work and four (4) years in a supervisory, consultative and administrative capacity in a social work organization, health or medical care facility or organization adhering to acceptable standards. Knowledge of administration, with administrative and managerial skills and abilities.3. A satisfactory completion of training and experience. However, all applicants/incumbents must possess licensure as described in (1) above at the time of appointment.

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