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|MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER - AIDS CENTER|
|Facility:||Erie County Medical Center Corporation|
|Department:||Clinic - AIDS - Ryan White Grant|
|Schedule:||Full Time - FT|
The work involves providing professional medical and social case management services to both inpatients and outpatients of the AIDS Center at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. This is a responsible medical social work position. The incumbent provides medical, social and emotional patient services and assists family members of patients dealing with a variety of social, emotional, legal and financial problems. Work is performed under the general supervision of higher-ranking professional medical and social work staff. Supervision may be exercised over lower level social work staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Assists the MSW Case Manager in the provision of Inpatient and Outpatient Case
Plans and coordinates patient services;
Provides professional social work services to patients and their families under the direction of the Social Case Work Manager (CM Unit Coordinator);
Assists with medical, social, emotional and spiritual consequences of HIV disease;
Identifies and works with community agencies to assure referrals and linkage for patient services;
Provides crisis intervention;
Assesses psychosocial needs of the patient;
Develops and implements patient services plan according to the NYSDOH AIDS
Institute Guidelines for Case Management Services;
Provides patient advocacy to assure the following services: Medicaid, housing, transportation, legal aide, funeral arrangements, support services, financial assistance;
Provides HIV counseling services according to NYSDOH PHL27F;
Maintains patient case load and is responsible for accurate and appropriate documentation;
Participates in Case Management conference.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of practices and procedures of medical social case work; good knowledge of Federal, State and local laws affecting medical and health programs; good knowledge of the medical, social, emotional, legal and financial problems faced by AIDS patients and their families; good knowledge of acceptable medical social work standards and procedures specifically relating to AIDS patients; ability to understand and interpret the medical program of the AIDS center and to work cooperatively with related community agencies; understanding of the proper use of diagnostic information and the ability to make use of such information without violating medical ethics; imagination and creativity; sound professional judgment; initiative; tact; resourcefulness; industry and dependability; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Possession of a license and current registration as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) issued by the New York State Department of Education at the time of appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.