Job ID: 289941555  |  Last Updated: 11/17/2020

Clinical Social Worker

Health Center
Baltimore, MD
Applicant Contact
Dorothy Infante
(410) 558-4800

Job Description

Applies specialized clinical knowledge and advanced clinical skills in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral and developmental disorders, conditions and addictions. The LCSW-C participates as an integral member of the Patient care team. The focus is to recognize the patient and his/her family as the unit of care in order to assist them with the necessary psychosocial adjustments imposed by chronic and/or terminal illness to support the patients goals of care.

Social Work cases are managed on a referral basis, both formal with a written order and informal as identified by the Social Workers themselves or from a member of the healthcare team. Referral sources include the Physician, and/or the Clinical Staff, the patient/family and/or outside agencies (referrals reasons are as defined in the scope of this role description).

Demonstrates and develops specialized knowledge and understanding of the patient and his family in order to respond to their needs for support, information, autonomy, and understanding. Knowledge of theoretical and bio-psychosocial factors is essential.

Social, psychological and health factors and their interplay on psychosocial functionally on theories of personality and behavior, ethnic, social and cultural influences, environmental influences, physical health, impairment and disability, including mental and emotional controls caused by chronic and terminal illness.

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