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Job ID 197816 Date Posted 07/01/2022

Duke Raleigh Hospital Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 teammembers. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs. U.S.News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.

Occ Summary

Provide psychosocial assessments, information, intervention, and discharge planning to patients and families to assist the m in coping with their hospitalization, illness, diagnosis, and/or life situation and meet the continuing needs of patients post hospitalization.

Work Performed

  • Heavy focus on resource connection for patient
  • Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.
  • Formulate, develop, and implement a plan utilizing appropriate social work interventions.
  • Collaborate with the health care team and involve the patient/family in the development and implementation of plans.
  • Facilitate discharge planning across a multidisciplinary care continuum in which includes interacting with consulting physicians, third party payer and other health care providers to facilitate movement of the patient through the system and arrangement of an appropriate discharge plan.
  • Provide education and interventions to patients and families to enhance or restore the capacity for social functioning.
  • Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community agencies
  • Provide information about and linkages to appropriate community services;
  • Participate in area activities related to health and social services as appropriate.
  • Under the supervision of a LCSW, assist with screening, identification and management of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, rape, etc.
  • Make referrals as appropriate and serves as resource for the healthcare team.
  • May participate in on-call or after-hours coverage.
  • Document findings, plan, and actions taken according to departmental guidelines and standards.
  • Participate and represent social work perspective in multidisciplinary teams, rounds, etc.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues that impact on patient care, e.g., advance directives, child and elder abuse.
  • Serve as a patient advocate.
  • Maintain records and statistics in accordance with department policies. Attend and participate in staff, committee, department, and other administrative meetings.
  • Participate in department and hospital continuous quality improvement efforts.
  • Keep current with social work and health care developments and seek to increase further enhancement of job related knowledge.
  • Provide education to other health care professionals.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate well.
  • Solid knowledge of social work practice: strong assessment, interview and counseling skills.
  • Self directed; ability to work independently; ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and manage time efficiently.
  • Strong knowledge of governmental and private organizations and community resources.
  • Basic computer skills

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a minimum of a Bachelors in Social Work from CSWE accredited school of social work. Masters of social work from an accredited school of social work or LCSW-A.


One or more years of experience in health care setting or social agency; can include social work internship.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications


Job Code: 00005098 SOCIAL WORKER
Job Level: E2

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