Social Worker at Johns Hopkins University

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Job Description:

Requisition #:2958
Location:Johns Hopkins Intrastaff, Columbia, MD 21044
Category:Allied Health/Clinical Professional

Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service. Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, MD is hiring for a Medical Social Worker.


  • 40 hours per week

  • Monday- Friday 9am-5:30pm

  • Weekend rotation - on every 6th weekend


  • The Medical Social Worker II (LCSW-C) is responsible to implement the plan of care for specific patients, beginning on admission and following through until discharge.

  • Collaboration with the patient, family, Interdisciplinary Care Team members and external healthcare providers to assure safe, timely and efficient care is required. Initiates the plan of care and monitors its implementation.

  • Functions as a member of the team in coordination of care to patients and serves as a problem solving resource.

  • Position requires innovative skills for continuous improvement in patient outcomes and cost effectiveness.

  • Internal communication is required outside of the work group to persuade or gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

  • Maintains an active presence on all units.

  • Assesses new admissions within 24 hours.

  • Has a special focus on re-admissions, advanced age, living alone, uninsured, homeless, terminal illness, psychiatric illness, suicidality, suspected abuse/neglect, those expected not to be able to return to their previous living situation, high risk pregnancies, adoption, foster care, guardianship issues, drug/alcohol addiction.

  • Updates family/medical team on discharge plan as needed.

  • Promotes communication and collaboration among health care team members.

  • Coordinates continuity of care planning through family meetings.


  • Masters Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work required.

  • LCSW-C licensure required

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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