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MUHA GB80 - Social Worker (MSW) II

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Executive Medical Director - Case Management & Care Transitions
Sub Department: MUHA-9586000-Sjch Social Work
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
Categories: Social Work/Mental Health
Pay scale: MUHA- Grade 13


Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift:  Hourly

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose: The Social Worker II (MSW) reports to the Manager of Case Management and Care Transitions. Under guidance of Lead Social Worker, the Social Worker II (MSW) assists with coordination of the discharge process to ensure a successful transition in collaboration with the health care team to achieve targeted patient outcomes. This role completes an assessment on the patient and caregivers throughout the hospitalization and outpatient follow-up as needed. This position identifies risk factors that the patient may experience after discharge and applies discharge interventions to lower the patient risk of an undesirable event post discharge. The Social Worker (MSW) bridges the discharge to outpatient provider with the patient and caregiver to address issues and questions.

Minimum Training and Education: Master's degree in a social work or social welfare program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Three years post graduate professional work experience in social work practice in an acute hospital setting. Requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.  Demonstrates ability to collaborate in a positive, professional manner with medical professionals. 

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: MSW licensure by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.  Certification in case management preferred.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to walk. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to kneel. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. ( Infrequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat. (Infrequent) Ability to reach. (Frequent) Ability to lift/carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to move objects from floor level to 36 inches height weighing to 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to move from height of 36" to floor objects weighing to 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous)

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.