Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress
Social Work Assistant II
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Performs medical and counseling intake services to include scheduling appointments and coordinating with providers for decisions about care. 2.Provides information, crisis intervention, legal and medical advocacy, support and referrals as needed. 3.Assists patients and family members before appointments by providing information about the medical exam or counseling appointment, explaining procedures, obtaining prior records, obtaining necessary consents for care and signed releases of information, and answering questions about medical and legal concerns or directing them to the appropriate place for the information. 4.Responsible for timely and accurate documentation and entry into appropriate data entry systems 5.Sends information to patients/family members regarding upcoming appointments
Medical Care Coordination and Assistance: 1.The SW Assistant II serves as a liaison with CPS, attorneys, medical providers, police and social workers regarding patients' medical care, medical records, subpoena's and forensic evidence. Facilitates sending of reports to primary care physicians, law enforcement, prosecutors and CPS. Facilitates sending of subpoena's to HMC medical providers. 2.Facilitates communication with medical providers who refer patients or consider referral for medical evaluations at HCSATS and who will provide follow up care 3.Works with HCSATS medical providers, HMC ED medical staff and social workers, and other HMC medical clinic providers to coordinate care for sexual assault and physical assault victims.
General Duties: 1.Enter Call Schedules in HMC Infinity. 2.Back up for transfer of evidence from the HMC ED to HCSATS to include following all chain of evidence procedures and documentation. 3.Provide back-up to MA for SANE billing and entry of SANE patient data into PI. 4.Provide back-up templating/scheduling 5.Other duties as assigned.
Teamwork: As a member of HCSATS, respond to requests to assist with the coordination of patient care, demonstrate professional competence, maintain positive working relationships and be professional and respectful in all interactions with staff and patients.
Participate in Departmental Activities: 1.Unit meetings: Attend and participate in regularly scheduled medical team meetings and periodic counseling team meetings as indicated by the counseling supervisor. 2.Staff Development Activities: Attend continuing education classes to meet requirements for CORE services. Attend monthly SW Grand Rounds and HCSATS All Staff Meetings.
Competitive candidates will have two years of experience in Medical Social Work including discharge planning experience, knowledge of medical terminology and community resources relevant to the service population.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Social Work or a Bachelor's Degree in the behavioral sciences AND two years experience as a Social Work Assistant I or equivalent. Registered as a Counselor by the State of Washington or become registered within 30 days of employment. OR an Associate of Arts Degree in the behavioral sciences AND four years of work experience as a Social Work Assistant I or equivalent. Registered as a Counselor by the State of Washington or become registered within 30 days of employment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED: Previous experience in social services, particularly working with victims of trauma.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.