Last Updated on March 28, 2019 by Sarah Ahmed
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Part-time)
REACH Program at Mount Sinai Hospital
Category: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Locations: New York, New York
See job announcement flyer here.
The Mount Sinai Health System is currently seeking a part-time (24 hours/week) Social Worker to join the REACH Program at the Internal Medicine Associates. This is an outpatient position as part of a multidisciplinary team treating patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. The practice is located on the upper east side of Manhattan and serves a diverse community. Mount Sinai has long been a champion of treating underserved and vulnerable populations and has a commitment to provide stigma-free treatment of persons suffering from addictions. This is an opportunity to work in an outpatient medical setting with a multidisciplinary team providing integrated care to a vulnerable patient population.
The Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program offers primary care services to patients who use alcohol and/or drugs or who are in recovery from addiction. Using a harm reduction model, REACH offers overdose prevention services, access
to buprenorphine and other medicines to treat substance use disorders, as well as comprehensive primary care that integrates behavioral health (psychiatry, psychology, and social work). The REACH program further offers care coordination support from patient navigators and patient support groups. The REACH Program began as an outreach, testing and treatment program for patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection and continues to offer these services as well within the primary care and outreach settings.
The social worker in this part-time position (3 days/week) will be in the Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program at IMA in the CAM Building IMA Practice on 102nd Street. The social worker will be present at REACH clinic sessions where he/she will work directly with patients to provide psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and referral for mental health, substance abuse treatment and benefits/entitlements. He/she will have the opportunity to co-lead support groups, participate in planning for meetings with the Consumer Advisory Board, conduct outreach and education in the community, and participate in research initiatives to improve understanding and care of this vulnerable and diverse population of patients. Responsibilities include tracking all referrals and follow-up with patients and referral contacts, documentation in the medical record, coordination of are with the medical staff and patient navigators, and participation in weekly case conferencing.
- Experience with adults with chronic illness.
- Experience with adults with substance use disorders and harm reduction approach preferred.
- Relevant experience with psychosocial assessments and counseling.
- Exceptional collaborative, clinical, and organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation.
How to Apply
Please send cover letter and CV by email to Jeffrey Weiss, Director, REACH Program, Division of General Internal Medicine
Jeffrey J. Weiss, PhD, MS
Department of Medicine