• Medical Social Worker - Elderly Acute Care

    Beth Israel Lahey Health Gloucester, MA 01930

    Job #2365690187

  • When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you're making a difference in people's lives.

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    Day (United States of America)

    Monday- Friday

    Job Description:

    We are currently looking for a Social Worker to join the Senior Adult Unit department at Addison Gilbert in Gloucester! The Senior Adult Unit (SAU) provides acute inpatient psych/med care for older adults. Average length of stay is 10 days. This is a voluntary, restraint free unit which is licensed by DPH. It is not considered a mental health unit licensed by DMH.


    • Assumes responsibility for the planning and delivery of safe and therapeutic treatment to all patients.

    • Collaborates with SAU multi-disciplinary treatment team to enhance the smooth delivery of quality care and development of appropriate and therapeutic treatment plans.

    • Advocates for patient needs by conducting ongoing psychosocial needs assessments and communicating these needs to the treatment team.

    • Collaborate with the treatment team, assumes responsibility for assigned patients' disposition planning.

    • Works with other SAU Social Workers/Clinical Coordinator to provide effective communication regarding treatment and discharge planning with family, patients, HCPs or Guardians.

    • Coordinate therapeutic group programming for a diverse (socially and diagnostically) patient population of geriatric patients by assessing psycho social needs and abilities.

    • Collaborate with the treatment team, plans and provides appropriate individual and treatment groups to meet the ongoing patient needs.

    • Research and investigate appropriate group formats and purposes.

    • Provide assistance to Clinical Associates, SW and Nursing for activity ideas.

    • Makes Suggestions to unit leadership regarding purchasing of activity supplies etc.

    • Develops a weekly group/activity schedule.

    • Works collaboratively with Rehab Services to provide group/support which will enhance patient functional improvement


    • Masters Degree in Social Work

    • Current Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( LCSW ), LICSW Preferred

    • Experience in Gerontology

    • Theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the clinical area

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