University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Social Worker in our Concussion Clinic.
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s seven research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
In the provision of patient and non-patient care activities, the primary responsibilities of the Social Worker include: assessing patients for the purpose of evaluating the need for service, the nature of the problem, and formulating recommendations or treatment plans; implementing an intervention plan with patients, family members, significant others, and the multi-disciplinary team for the purpose of facilitating changes in behaviour, attitudes, feelings and/or the environment; facilitating family/team meetings; reassessing and modifying the intervention plan as required; liaising with appropriate community agencies; completing applications for Alternate Level of Care (ALC) facilities, establishing contact with members of the inter-professional team and community agencies to obtain, provide or exchange information relating to patients’ psycho-social functioning and health care in the past, present and future; rendering services for the immediate benefit of the Hospital and the community; providing clinical teaching to Social Work Students, Medical Students, Professional Colleagues at University Health Network, Faculties of Social Work and in the community; participating in relevant research activities, projects, etc.; performing activities required for the effective and efficient operation/maintenance of the Social Work professional group; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required. The Social Worker has knowledge of the Health Care Consent Act and be familiar with Advance Care Planning.
At minimum, completion of a Master’s degree in Social Work (M.S.W) or equivalent required
Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers required
Membership in the Ontario Association of Social Workers preferred
At minimum, 2 years’ experience working with an inter-professional team in a health care setting preferred
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course and previous experience related to memory concussion preferred
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Excellent interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Research experience /education an asset
Student education/supervision an asset
Knowledge of policies, legislation, program’s and issues related to social welfare institutions and services
Computer literacy preferred
Knowledge of a second language an asset
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.