Emergency Room Social Worker, LCSW - Part Time
Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital(BWFH)

Boston, Massachusetts

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Schedule: part-time 16 hours; Weekends only (Saturdays and Sundays).

The clinical social worker will provide psychosocial assessments and interventions for patients and their families in the Emergency Department. The social worker must be able to intervene using best clinical practice regarding a medical crisis, trauma, concern for abuse/neglect and filing mandated reports when indicated, assess for and provide treatment planning for substance use disorders (familiarity with treatment modalities and resources), assess for and provide problem solving regarding barriers to discharge from the ED as well as barriers to inpatient admission when indicated, and collaborate with community resources and agencies to expedite patient care needs. All interventions will be documented in a patient's electronic health record.


  • Will assist with urgent weekend coverage on inpatient floors including ICU as needed.
  • As member of interdisciplinary team, will collaborate with MD, RN, RNCM, and all other disciplines involved with the patients' care.
  • Will participate in daily huddles regarding patients' medical and psychosocial needs and will remain available to ED staff for social work consultation as indicated.
  • The ED Social worker will provide psychosocial social assessments and clinical interventions for patients in the emergency department which may involve the following:
    • Medical crisis (death, new diagnosis, sudden medical change requiring help reaching HCP agent/emergency contact and then supporting patient and/or surrogate decision maker, sudden need for surgery, coping with any of these issues, assisting with family meetings as needs arise, etc)
    • Traumatic event (MVA, fall, assault, intimate partner violence, etc)
    • Concern for abuse or neglect of elder, disabled person, child, or due to possible nursing facility negligence. Filing mandated reports when indicated for EPS, DCF, DPPC, or DPH.
    • Homelessness (assessment, resources, problem solving)
    • Substance Use assessment, resources, and potential assistance and referral for treatment if indicated and patient is motivated. Will collaborate on SUDE with ED team.
    • Behavioral concerns not requiring psychiatric involvement (support and help containing affect or coping needs of patients or their family members)
    • Barriers to discharge from the ED in collaboration with RNCM (working on eliminating any barriers that can be addressed quickly in the ED such as applying for The Ride due to medical necessity, etc)
    • Barriers to inpatient admission when the ED providers determine the patient needs to be admitted for medical necessity and the patient is reluctant or refusing
    • Code Blue response as clinical member of Code team in all areas that are NOT on the inpatient floors as those will be responded to by the inpatient social worker for that unit unless on a weekend where the ED social worker (per diem) covers both inpatient and ED areas.
    • Psychosocial assessments for patients with frequent use of ED vs outpatient care or frequent use of ED with no medical issues identified to help determine other course(s) of care.
    • Participation on appropriate hospital wide committees as determined by Social Work Manager such as Acute Care Plan or Safety Committee.
    • Participation in daily interdisciplinary ED huddles/rounds regarding patient care needs.
    • Supportive check-ins and/or meetings with ED staff for debriefing of difficult or compelling cases.
    • Other duties as determined by Social Work Manager.
About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive.

At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.

  • Master's in Social Work
  • Licensed (preferred) or license eligible: LCSW, LICSW

EEO Statement
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitalis an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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