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The creation of the HHC System Support Office recognizes the work of a large and growing group of employees whose responsibilities are continually evolving so that we and our departments now work on behalf of the system as a whole, rather than a single member organization. With the creation of our new umbrella organization we now have our own identity with a unique payroll, benefits, performance management system, service recognition programs and other common practices across the system.
Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values, we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!
For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.
Social Workers are innovative leaders recognized for integrity and competence; honoring the central importance of human relationships. Social Workers advocate and empower people; enhancing physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being through culturally competent, empathetic person-centered care.
Hartford Hospital Social Workers provide complex clinical social work as a member of an inter-professional team; care that is informed by comprehensive biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment, intervention and treatment. Demonstrates strong advocacy skills; Requires activated and engaged social worker exerting discretionary effort. Values holistic patient-centered and family-focused care. Will work effectively on a complex interprofessional team.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Maintain ethical principles and professional standards of practice in adherence to NASW Code of Ethics
Recognize and address health disparities-inequalities and injustices directed toward clients, related to access to care and provision of health services
Develop and maintain cultural competence with an understanding of the history, traditions, values, and family systems of client groups as they relate to health care and decision-making. Display a sensitivity to and awareness of the diversity in cultural groups and integrate this knowledge into their practice
Provide ongoing assessment, including gathering comprehensive information to use in developing interventions and treatment strategies.
Implement intervention and treatment plans that promote client well-being and ensure a continuum of care. Planning shall be based on a comprehensive, culturally competent assessment with interdisciplinary input.
Optimize client functioning through case management that facilitates collaboration among providers to address the client’s biomedical and psychosocial needs to better provide efficient, appropriate, and beneficial health care services to a client with multiple needs.
Responsible to advocate for the needs and interests of patients including advocating for larger system change to improve access to care and improved delivery of services.
Act as educators for patients, families, the community, and other professionals regarding disease prevention, impact of illness and disease progression, advocacy for benefits, health maintenance, and adherence to treatment regimens.
Maintain timely documentation, which reflect the patient and client systems’ pertinent information for assessment and treatment; social work involvement and outcomes with and for clients.
Demonstrates age specific competence, including knowledge, behaviors and community resources, to meet patients’ needs of all age groups, work collaboratively with age-specific hospital-based and community resources
Other Areas of Responsibility:
Participate in inter-professional care teams, and collaborate with groups in and outside of their practice setting to enhance all aspects of the patient and family system’s care
Provide leadership to ensure access to care and to improve and maintain the quality of care provided demonstrated by contributions to teams and work groups across HH and HHC and include mentoring others within and outside the
Understand research planning, methodology, evidence-based outcomes, and program evaluation social work profession
Assume responsibility for continued professional development in accordance with the NASW Standards for Continuing Professional Education and state requirements
Requirements and Specifications:
Hold a master's degree from a social work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). (LCSW should be acquired within 6 months of eligibility)
Experience in healthcare associated or related environment
License, Certification, Registration:
LMSW with LCSW within 6 months of eligibility
English, Excellent verbal, written and personal communication skills
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability Requirements:
Excellent communication skills demonstrated through written documentation, direct communication and using active listening skills
Ability to shift with changing priorities and embrace change
Customer service skills: proactively and promptly responds to customer needs
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