Social Worker - Primary Care

The Mount Sinai HospitalThe Mount Sinai Hospital

New York, New York
Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Department of Social Services (MSH) -  Req Number: 2831988

Job Title: Social Worker - Primary Care



Social Work Services at the Mount Sinai Hospital    

The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,134-bed facility with an extensive outpatient and specialty care network and is the largest hospital in the Mount Sinai Health Care System. It offers comprehensive social work services and programming to meet the myriad needs of the diverse populations we serve. We believe that total patient care must emphasize the physical, emotional, and social needs of each patient and their care partners. Social Workers collaborate within interprofessional teams to serve patients and the larger community from both a micro and macro level including both direct care and prevention. Founded in 1907, the Department of Social Work Services at the Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the oldest hospital social work departments in the nation with over 450 licensed social workers employed across more than 65 different program/service areas. Employment in our department provides a pathway to LCSW licensure as well as access to a broad range of continuing education, professional development and extra-curricular opportunities.



Roles & Responsibilities:
As a member of the interdisciplinary care team in this primary care setting, the social worker triages patient care as needed focusing on same-day, short-term assistance to address issues such as mental health assessment/referrals (including suicidal ideation), substance use assessment/referral, transportation, homecare, insurance, housing, and hunger. In this role, the social worker conducts brief biopsychosocial assessments, identifies mutually agreed upon goals, and assists with developing and facilitating a plan. The social worker is responsible for educating patients and care partners about navigating the health system and the availability of relevant resources, coordinating with other MSHP programs, and linking patients/care partners to community organizations and services. The social worker also assesses for high risk patient eligibility for longitudinal care coordination and makes referrals as needed. At this time, the position is partially remote. Return to fulltime on-site presence is anticipated.

Mount Sinai Health Partners (MSHP) is the management services organization developed to implement the Health System’s population health initiatives: programs of care that enhance the individual patient’s experience and health status, improve the health of patient populations, and reduce utilization and healthcare costs. MSHP provides the infrastructure and machinery to support population health initiatives, particularly preventive care, through care coordination, information technology, workflow optimization, and quality reporting. The Department of Social Work Services has taken a lead role in the development of MSHP by providing transitional and longitudinal care coordination services.

LOCATION (for onsite work): 17 East 102nd Street, Manhattan.


• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
• Exceptional skills in engaging patients and families and in assessment and coordination of resources within families and hospital and community networks for effective management of patient care.
• Strong clinical assessment skills.
• Exceptional organizational, collaborative and psychosocial assessment and intervention skills.
• Interest in being part of an innovative initiative to improve the quality of care by addressing barriers to primary and specialist care, preventable Emergency Department visits and hospital admissions/readmissions.
• Hospital experience preferred.
• Proficiency in MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook. Ability to learn hospital ambulatory scheduling system, electronic medical record and specific care coordination applications.


Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 
Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 
Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 
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The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $70,837.99 - $85,066.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.

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