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Social Worker

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Provides social work services to patients and families to assist them in coping with illness, bereavement, and/or daily functioning\. Collaborates with community\-based personnel to ensure efficient service delivery and a high level of customer satisfaction\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Provides counseling to patients and their families to assist in coping with illness, treatment, bereavement, and/or other psychosocial needs\. Maintains follow up of these patients and families as appropriate\.

+ Collaborates with physicians and staff regarding patient situations\. Communicates relevant information by documenting in medical records according to established procedures and by verbal communications as appropriate to provide continuity of care\.

+ Assists with staff inservices on patient/customer service issues as needed\.

+ Participates, as appropriate, in professional, educational, and supportive seminars, events and community efforts\.

+ Provides assistance to patients and families in arranging needed care services at home, medical setting, or hospice\.

+ Stays up to date with government, professional, and institutional regulations, legislation, policies, and standards of care in social work in general\. Stays up to date with changes in social work practice and the social work/psychosocial literature\.

+ Works with clinicians to identify psychiatric needs and refer to psychiatry as needed\.


+ Master's Degree in related field


Approximately two years of experience\. Knowledge of Psychosocial Assessment, Communication Skills, and DSM IV\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Excellent organizational and time management skills and work effectively within an multidisciplinary team\.

Licenses and Certifications

+ License as a Certified Social Worker \(CSW\) by the State of New York

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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