Clinical Social Worker
We are looking for hard-working & adventurous allied Health who wish to advance their careers by joining overseas hospitals to gain international experience.
Assists patients, families, and significant others with their psychological, social, environmental, financial, and emotional problems by conducting the needed psychosocial assessments that are related to presenting problems/concerns by providing the necessary interventions needed to enhance patient quality of living.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent AND
- Postgraduate degree in Social Work (e.g. Masters or higher)
- Minimum of 2 years current experience with direct patient care in a medical/healthcare setting.
- Valid and in a good Standing License in current country of practice
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensures being involved in the daily management of workload allocation within the specialist area, taking into account the changing/competing demands, and making decisions about prioritization of caseloads
- Oversees and supervises junior staff and ensures their abidance to ongoing rules and policies as applied and implemented in the Section/Department/Facility
- Manages frequent exposure to highly distressing and emotional circumstances, and maintain substantial mental effort through frequent and intense levels of concentration and attention
- Carries out initial comprehensive person- centered psychosocial assessments, plan and implement individual strategies of care to meet identified needs in conjunction with the service user, care giver and members of the multi-disciplinary team as appropriate and update the patient file history as required by JCI.
- Maintains and promulgate the highest standards of clinical record keeping including electronic data entry and recording, report writing and the responsible exercise of professional self- governance in accordance with professional codes of practice
- Prepares and acts as an advocate for the patient in ensuring that their expressed wishes are central when planning care to meet the patient long term care needs
- Promotes and informing an awareness of social care/social work context and anti- discriminatory practice to other professionals and facilitate multi-disciplinary working
- Respects the rights of the individual service user and their families, embracing values, spiritual beliefs and customs
- Serves as an advocate for patients and families in ensuring that their expressed wishes are central when planning care to meet the clients long term care needs
- Maintains and enforces confidential information about patients, staff, and others in accordance with professional codes of conduct and relevant legislation
- Promotes, enables and empower individuals, families and carers through representation of rights; advocacy; nurturing strengths and capacities to make informed choices about highly complex life decisions
- Liaises effectively with other agencies including government and charities involved in the care of individuals thereby maintaining and enhancing close professional working relationships
- Collaborates and network and liaise with other professionals and external organizations to provide services to individuals, families and carers and to challenge and question when necessary in the best interests of the user
- Must have awareness and knowledge of child abuse laws within the UAE and be an active participant in the associated committees in the hospital
- Taking care management responsibility for vulnerable clients. This includes the production of comprehensive assessment of client needs, formulization of a social care plan, and the identification of relevant resources to meet the individual’s needs. Where appropriate following assessment, co-ordinate the delivery of social care plans and liaising with the appropriate government or charity agencies
- Participates in direct patient care and carries out initial comprehensive psychosocial assessments, plans and implements individual strategies of care to meet identified needs in conjunction with the service user, care giver and members of the multi-disciplinary team as appropriate
- Assess the needs of patients and families and works to implement and coordinate the necessary services, supports, and interventions needed to meet their ongoing care needs
- As part of the social work assessment, identify any concerns regarding the safety of family members including children and vulnerable adults and to report these concerns to the Social Work manager
- Promotes, enables and empowers individuals, families and carers through representation of rights; advocacy; nurturing strengths and capacities to make informed choices about highly complex life decisions
- Responsible in maintaining own accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records and those of staff responsible to the post holder, in line with professional standards of practice and within the parameters laid by the section/department/facility
- Provide crisis interventions as needed
- Participate in complex discharge planning with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure smooth transition of care for patient and family
- Negotiating a diverse and challenging complexity of needs to a range of providers/agencies and to coordinate the organization of care packages and facilitate access to a wide range of resources and information
- Participate in the multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss and advocate for the patient and family needs (physical, social and emotional)
- Consider any legal issues for patients admitted and liaise with the admitting authority such as police, judicial, prosecution, and provide the necessary reports in order to discharge patient safely
- Participate in safe and effective decision making to facilitate a safe, timely discharge from bedded units and community teams.
- Working closely with patients/family in directing them to the appropriate resources and
support when needed
- Utilizes appropriate evidence-based clinical skills, techniques, and interventions when providing direct patient and family care (e.g counseling; solution focused therapy)
- Engage in providing clinically appropriate psychoeducation and direct therapeutic interventions as warranted to address patient and families’ psychosocial needs and concerns