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Social Worker MSW

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted May 13, 2022.

The Cardiology and Vascular Surgery Unit is located on 4 West and is comprised of 19 Cardiology beds and 13 Vascular beds. . Within the unit, there are 3 cardiology and 4 vascular step-down unit beds, and capacity to ECG monitor by telemetry. Patients with a primary cardiology diagnosis under the care of a member of the division of Cardiology, and those admitted under the care of the Vascular Surgical team are admitted to 4 West. These cardiology patients could include the following diagnoses: patients with heart failure; patients with CAD recovering from AMI or ACS event; patients following PCI who have a prolonged inpatient hospitalization; patients with valvular, pericardial or myopathic conditions requiring investigation or treatment; patients with complex arrhythmias including those for EPS, ablation or device (pacemaker / implantable cardioverter defibrillator) management. The vascular patients are admitted pre and post-operatively and cared for by an interdisciplinary team after undergoing vascular surgical procedures.

As a member of the healthcare team, the Social Worker provides direct patient care through the provision of psycho-social screening and assessments; individual and family counseling and treatment; crisis intervention; bereavement counseling; liaison and referral to community agencies; advocacy and discharge planning.

This position is temporary until May 30th, 2023.

1. Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers as a Social Worker
2. Baccalaureate degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work, Masters in Social Work preferred
3. Demonstrated knowledge and recent experience (within last 2 years) with cardiac/vascular and surgical patient populations.
4. Previous crisis intervention experience
5. Expert knowledge of community resources
6. Demonstrated skills in the performance of a therapeutic role including strong assessment, counseling, case management and advocacy skills
7. Demonstrated ability to work as a self-directed independent practitioner while collaborating with an interdisciplinary healthcare team
8. Demonstrated experience or interest in supervising Social Work students
9. Excellent time management , problem solving and team work skills
8. Excellent verbal/ written communication skills

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Guidelines for submitting an Application ~ UNION staff, who choose to submit their application through hard-copy mail, fax or email will need to have their application (ONA & OPSEU: with accompanying skills profile) available to the Recruitment Staff before 4 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ALL JOB SEEKERS, including UNION staff, who use the Career’s Website to apply for job postings will have until 11 p.m. on the day the posting closes (day-7). ***INTERNAL JOB SEEKERS – Please ensure that both your ID# and last name are entered exactly as you see it on your most recent pay stub, otherwise you will be treated as an external candidate.***

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement