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The Christ Hospital Health Network Social Worker - MSW in CINCINNATI, Ohio

Job Overview: To provide services to The Christ Hospital Patients and families by assessing psycho-social needs and implementing a plan of care to assure continuity of the patient’s care. Provides psychosocial interventions, advocacy and linkage with community resources.

The MSW Social Worker may perform the following duties:


  • Provide psycho-social counseling and other therapeutic interventions for patient/family.

  • Provides education and crisis management for patient and family.

  • Facilitate healthcare decision-making and resolution of discharge planning issues.

  • Provide psychosocial intervention for; neglect/abuse, adjustment to illness, bereavement, non-compliance and other psychosocial barriers to diagnosis and treatment.


  • Provide clean, concise, objective written communication about the psychosocial assessment, treatment plan, progress of social work intervention and outcomes in compliance with regulatory and department standards.

  • Document interventions in a timely manner.

  • Complete department statistics and other reporting as directed.


    Assess the psycho-social needs of patients to:

  • Identify psycho-social barriers to treatment/timely discharge.

  • Identify psychosocial impacts of illness/hospitalization on the patient and family.

  • Identify patient/family/community support systems.

  • Identify age related/developmental issues.


  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to enhance quality of care and efficiency.

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with healthcare team and community agencies and services.

  • Participate in interdisciplinary patient care rounds, case conferences and family conferences.

  • Assist interdisciplinary team in understanding significant social and emotional factors related to illness.

  • Identify barriers in service delivery systems and advocate for change.

    Education: Master of Social Work

    Experience: Hospital Experience Preferred or Related Health Care Agency

    Other Skills: Exceptional skill interviewing patients and families in crisis and individuals with a wide range of physical and emotional problems. Ability to prioritize many simultaneous demands. Medical and psychiatric competence including knowledge of health policy, regulations, and legislation and community resources. Self-awareness, professionalism, and good judgment in dealing with emotional and confidential issues. Excellent verbal and written communication. Skill in social work assessment and treatment modalities necessary to assess and treat individuals, families and groups. Ability to integrate social work philosophy and ethics into professional practice.