Campus Description: The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 597 beds, SBUH is the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center. We are home of the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. At Stony Brook Medicine, we put the power of ideas to work. Join our team at Stony Brook Medicine – the best ideas in medicine.
Descriptive Title: TH Social Worker II/IIIREF#: UH-S-5608-12-S
Budget Title: same as aboveState Professional Position
Department: Care ManagementState Line#: 18873
Grade: SL-2-3Campus: Stony Brook-University Hospital
Salary: Commensurate with experience
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!
Required Qualifications: MSW from an accredited Social Work Education School. New York State LMSW or LCSW. Experience in medical health care. Experience in Oncology, Hospice, and/or Palliative Care. Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrates strong Psychosocial Assessment skill set. Ability to work and coordinate with established Palliative Care Medical Treatment team. Demonstrates understanding of discharge planning and long length of stay barriers and systems. Working knowledge of Long Island and Metropolitan NY Community resources. Demonstrates patient first, patient advocacy and service excellence. Computer literate and understanding of data analysis. Demonstrates the following: understanding of community systems; demonstrates ability for project management and action planning; demonstrates team work and team leader focus; understanding of data collection and statistics.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in medical speciality areas. Experience three or more years in Hospital, Hospice, SNF, or other inpatient setting.

Brief Description of Duties:
  • Psychosocial assessment of selected cases.
  • Effectuate discharge planning.
  • Attend rounds and coordinate with medical team.
  • Work with community agencies in regards to patient post discharge needs.
  • Work with SB Outpatient division for improved continuum of care.
  • Compliance with documentation of Social Work intervention.
  • Coordination of discharge transportation, insurance verification, advocacy with insurance companies for discharge planning and insurance reviews as needed.
  • Assist patient financial services, benefits or with Medicaid applications as needed.
  • Coordinate and give review to insurance companies as needed; contact insurance companies for authorizations.
  • Assist patients and families with advanced directives.
  • Supervision of professional social work students.
  • Active involved in performance improvement activities including program development, data collection and analysis on palliative care cases.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Special Notes: Shift: Full-time day and/or evenings. Please note Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

Please note: Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete preemployment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services, clear a background investigation; submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of the required license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in applying for the above position should submit a state application, resume and cover letter reflecting UH# to:
Stony Brook Medicine

UH Human Resources
Professional Employment
3 Technology Drive, Suite 100
East Setauket , NY 11733-4073


Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 01/18/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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Job Category: D) Health Service (including Physician Assistant, Patient Care Specialist).
Posting Date: 12/21/2012
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