Emergency Room Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Children's Hospital of Richmond- Nights


Children's Tower / Social Services / Full time

**$10,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by March 31, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply**

The purpose of the Clinical Social Worker (MSW) position is to provide both direct patient care to patients and families and assist in the coordination of team delivered services.

The Clinical Social Worker will complete a psychosocial assessment; develop treatment plans that are congruent with the overall health care plan; provide psychosocial intervention; educate patients, their family members, staff and social work students; facilitate compliance with treatment; work with the community to provide needed services; and coordinate discharge planning activities.


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Virginia preferred

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: N/A

Experience REQUIRED:
CSW Level 1: new graduate to up to 2 years of clinical social work experience*
*Advancement from a Clinician 1 to a Clinician 2 is mandatory within 2 years of employment

Experience PREFERRED:
Clinical social work experience in an acute care setting preferred

Education/training REQUIRED:
Master of Social Work Degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Initiate patient/family intervention based on self-assessment of service need(s).
Initiate community/facility referrals based on identified patient/family needs.
Initiate consultation with facility staff regarding psychosocial patient/family needs.
Contact the appropriate Social Services Department to report suspected abuse/neglect/exploitation cases.
Develop intervention plans and related interventions with patients/families/significant others.
Initiate education activities with and for facility staff.
Contribute to quality improvement activities through self-analysis of services and needs.
Participate in service area meetings, training, and patient care conferences.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
This position may supervise social work students on a voluntary basis.

Additional position requirements:
Depending on the unit assignment, may be required to work alternate schedules, weekends, holidays and take call.

Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical - Lifting less than 20 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive) Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

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Practicing here

Want to work in a place where unbridled energy fills the halls, and where you experience unparalleled dedication to helping kids every day? Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is ranked among the nation’s best with an incredible team that’s dedicated to nurturing the champion in every child. It’s the perfect place to build a career where the sky is the limit.

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Quality of life

Richmond offers an exceptional environment outside of work as well. The Richmond area has been named among the 50 best places to live in the US with a combination of outdoor fun, history, a booming restaurant scene and an affordable cost of living. It’s the perfect combination of artsy, jazzy, outdoorsy and family-oriented.


At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we don’t just take care of patients. We treat our team like family. Our unbeatable benefits go beyond excellent health and retirement plans, supporting you in everything from tuition assistance to boosting your career to child and adult care options to make your personal life more manageable.

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