Medical Social Worker B

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 1 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Veterans Home At Oxford. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

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  1. Medical Social Worker A

    Grade 15

  2. Medical Social Worker B

    Grade 18

  3. Supvg Medical Social Worker

    Grade 22

Summary of Job Description

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER B: provides social case work services to individuals to assist them with their social, emotional and environmental difficulties which interfere with the acceptance of their medical condition or with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care:  participates as a member of the health team in carrying out the social aspects of the individual’s rehabilitation plan and in helping the individual and their families with their feelings and attitudes towards medical care; establishes a case work relationship with the individual for the purpose of helping to achieve a better adjustment between self, environment, illness, medical treatment and the ultimate rehabilitation; provides social case work treatment to help people increase their own capacity and confidence in their ability to handle problems and the right to determine solutions to problems; plans with the health team and with community agencies, to relate the individual’s medical care and rehabilitation program to their social situation prior to hospital discharge; assists in the education, research and student training programs at the hospital; records social information and keeps statistical data.  At the New York State Veterans’ Home plans and carries out, under general direction a social case work program designed to assist residents and their families in meeting the social problems occasioned by residence in the Home:  makes investigations of the social needs, physical condition, and economic status of applicants for admission to the Home; plans social, cultural, and recreational programs under guidance from a physician, arranges for medical services for residents at outside hospitals or clinics; communicates with relatives and tries to smooth out difficulties which arise between relatives and residents; assigns residents to roommates; counsels residents on their individual personal and health problems; prepares reports and maintains case records.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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Career Mobility

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