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Medical Social Worker Snr/BG - South Dublin

South Dublin
Pay
N/A
Hours
Full time
Type
Contract
Job level
Newly qualified
Posted
21 Apr 2019
Closes
18 Oct 2019

Job Description

Medical Social Worker - Senior & Basic Grades considered

Social Worker required for leading acute Hospital, South Dublin

The Social Worker will be responsible for providing a medical social work services for patients within an acute hospital service. The main duties of the role will include:

This will include front line Psycho-social assessment, crisis intervention, counselling, family work, discharge planning with other team members, and helping patients and families access health, social and welfare entitlements in the community / homecare packages as well as covering duty team rota.

You will work closely with other team members in responding to the social and emotional impact of illness and hospitalisation on patients and their families.

Other duties of the role will include:
To cooperate with UCD or other recognized training bodies in the supervision and direction of graduates/or undergraduate students assigned to the hospital.
To provide education on the profession for other health professionals e.g. student nurses, student physiotherapists, medical students and postgraduates.

We are interested in speaking with social workers with experience in the following areas:
Counselling
Patient & family support
Psychological assessment
Discharge planning
Linking in with external agencies
Knowledge of working with the Nursing Home Support / Fair Deal Scheme would be advantageous, but not essential

The Candidate:
Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience as a Social Worker in order to be considered for a senior role
Experience of complex case management is essential
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Acute Hospital Experience
Interest in the area of Oncology/Palliative Care and working with families and groups

For further information, please forward your CV to Apply or call Brian in confidence on Apply

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Ref: JO-1810-418158_2

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