Clinical Social Worker

Clinical Social Worker

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Summary

Responsible for assisting the Senior Clinical Social Worker in performing assessments and contributing to the plan of care for patients with complex social, cultural or clinical needs.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Social Work Studies.
  • Arabic Speaker preferred

Experience:

Minimum two (2) years of experience after Master’s Degree. MUST have current healthcare/hospital experience as Social Worker at Acute Care Hospital.

License

Valid and in a good Standing License in current country of practice

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts patient psychosocial assessment and makes treatment recommendations under the supervision of Senior Clinical Social Worker
  • Provides consultation and collaborates with physicians, nurses and other health care team members to assist in the development of a comprehensive and coordinated plan of care
  • Engages patients and their families in adhering to the treatment plan by reducing or eliminating, to the extent possible, social, psychological, financial and behavioral barriers to successful outcomes
  • Assists Case Manager and Senior Clinical Social Worker  with complex social situations
  • Advocates on the patient’s behalf for access to appropriate post- acute care services
  • Identifies and assists the under or uninsured patient to locate available resources and advocates with payers and social agencies to locate sources of financial support
  • Acts as a resource to CCAD personnel on a wide range of social and cultural topics
  • Assist in the provision of emotional support and education for staff