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Category: Allied Health
Facility: Erie County Medical Center Corporation
Department: Clinic - AIDS - Ryan White Grant
Schedule: Full Time - FT
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 40
Job Details:

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

Management Services;

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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 



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