The work involves planning, developing, coordinating and supervising social work services including admissions and discharge planning at the Long-Term Care Facility at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. The incumbent develops and approves of operating policy and supervises social work programs and staff. Work is performed under the general direction of higher level administrative staff with considerable leeway for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision is exercised over other Social Work staff, including professional, technical, paraprofessional and clerical employees. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Directs social work activities within the facility;
Directs the planning, organization and implementation of policy and procedures including required reporting, both internally and externally;
Advises administration of trends in patient mix demographics which might impact upon the financial health of the facility;
Develops and approves policy for the delivery of social work services within the facility;
Oversees the discharge process and ensures that residents are discharged to appropriate facilities or safely discharged to a private home;
Ensures that resident and family complaints are appropriately addressed and resolved;
Supervises staff ensuring the work performed meets established timelines and standards;
Works in cooperation with other facility department heads to develop policy recommendations for those issues which affect departments outside of Social Work;
Maintains communication with community agencies who provide services to the population served by the Department of Social Work;
Maintains active membership in those professional organizations involved with the policy decisions that regulate the delivery of social work in a medical setting;
Attends meetings and prepares reports regarding Social Work Department programs and services.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of current principles and practices of long-term care, medical and psychiatric social work; thorough knowledge of laws, regulations and standards affecting community medical and health programs as related to social services; good knowledge of New York State Department of Health regulations in regards to social work services in a long-term care setting; good knowledge of the principals of management and supervision; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative personnel, staff, public officials and professional organizations; ability to utilized Microsoft applications; ability to work occasional weekends and evenings; initiative; tact; emotional maturity; sound professional judgment; 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 and five (5) years of experience in psychiatric or medical social work, at least three (3) years of which were in an social work administrative position in a long-term care, assisted living or group home facility.
Possession of a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) as issued by the New York State Education Department at the time of appointment.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.
Erie County Medical Center - 20 months ago