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Clinical Social Worker

Requisition #: 192046
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Social Work/Mental Health
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Sept. 17, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

Position Summary:

This position will provide social work coverage for Adult Internal Medicine/Cardiology.. Responsibilites include early identification, high risk screening and readmission screening of all patients. Services include but are not limited to adjusting to illness counseling, safety assessments, discharge planning, identification of obstacles and barriers to discharge, and coordinating of care with multidisciplinary team. This position has shared responsibilities for social work coverage for all inpatients units within the Department of Medicine and Surgery Social Work which falls under the Dept of Care Coordination and Clinical Resource Management which is approximately 600 beds. Additional areas of focus include length of stay, and throughput initiatives, weekend on call and social work emergency preparedness operations.


Knowledge of biopsychosocial and cultural elements of clinical social work practice.

Knowledge of procedures, systems, and organizational objectives used within social work.

Effective knowledge of community resources.

Knowledge of current health care environment.


MSW degree from an accredited school of social work.

Required Licensure, Certification:

Must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners at the LMSW level



Is licensed to practice social work in another state or possesses social work qualifications in another jurisdiction comparable and

Meets requirement established by the Board in regulations and

Has an application for a license pending before the Board or

Has successfully passed an examination or examinations prescribed by the Board pertinent to the license sought.

Work Experience:

1 year of experience in providing clinical social work service, preferably, in a mental health/health care setting (internship may apply).


Day Shift, Full Time (40 hours)

8:30-4:30 pm

Exempt, Paygrade: CJ

Work Location:

JHH 600 N. Wolfe St.


Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate/exchange and interact effectively and professionally with hospital staff, agency health care professionals, patients and families.

Proficiency and skill in providing social work services in a mental health/health care setting.

Analytical ability to assess patient needs, develop associated treatment plans and deliver effective interventions.

Ability to identify organization obstacles and make recommendations to improve patient care.

Working Conditions:

Work frequently produces high level of mental fatigue.

Works in a normal office environment where there are limited physical discomforts.

Must be able to work in a challenging, fast paced environment.

Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and pharmacological agents.

Possible exposure to violence.

Johns Hopkins is a Smoke – Free campus.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


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