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Employment Type:
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Job Category:
Social Service
Social Worker BSW Medical Acute Case Management KMH
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Catholic Health System | Buffalo, NY
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Job Description

Job Description

Facility: Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Status: Full Time

Work Schedule: Days with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Hours: 8- 4, 8:30 -4:30

Shift: Shift 1:

FTE: 1.000000:


The social worker, as an active member of the Care Management and interdisciplinary care team provides comprehensive social work and discharge services to patients and families in the hospital setting. Utilizing foundational social work and discharge planning principles, the social worker engages the patient/patient representative in developing and implementing a post hospital plan that best meets their health and psychosocial needs.



* Baccalaureate Degree in a Human Service field required; Bachelors of Social Work (B.S.W.) from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education preferred or
* Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education with a baccalaureate in another field
* New York State Screen certification preferred


* One (1) year experience as a social worker in a health or health related field or
* One (1) academic year experience as a social work intern in an acute hospital, medical rehab unit, primary care setting or sub-acute unit in a nursing home


* Possess solid social work skills in engagement, assessment, and planning and those critical to working on an interdisciplinary care team
* Has a good understanding of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
* Has good knowledge of types of services within the immediate community and able to do a variety of methods to locate those not easily identifiable
* Has good ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work in a fast paced hospital environment
* Possesses ability to effectively and efficiently utilize technology within daily work with the care team and ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology tools and software


* Varied hours and days at times to meet the needs of patients and families and of the Care Management Department
* May be required to work at other Catholic Health hospital sites as needed
* Variable schedule which may include weekends and holidays


* Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment typical