The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research, and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized adult services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, orthopedics, renal, critical care, burns, transplant and trauma inpatient programs as well as a vast number of ambulatory clinics. This position is part of the centralized Rehabilitation and Allied Health Program responsible for the adult patient population and will support patients specifically who are within the Transplant Team, concentrating services with the heart and islet transplant service area, but will also have opportunities to learn and provide services to other clinical areas on the hospital campus as indicated. Our site provides excellent learning opportunities through our monthly professional practice lead events as well as supports ongoing professional growth and quality improvement and encourages mentorship from the vast collective experiences of other professionals on site. The University of Alberta Hospital is centrally located in the capital city, the heart of the academic campus, Old Strathcona and the beautiful river valley. We encourage healthy lifestyles by providing secure bike storage, a Light Rail Transit Station, the Pulse Fitness Centre and other ReVitalize activities. Occasional weekend is required, the schedule may be negotiable, part time positions may afford up to full time hours on a casual basis. Please ensure your profile concisely outlines your qualifications, experiences and interests in this position. Additional inquiries can be directed to 780-407-6401.
As a Social Worker II, you will be a member of an inter-disciplinary team and provides a range of social work services to patients and their families. Your services may include: psychosocial assessment, resource-based interventions, individual, group and family treatment, risk screening, counselling, case management and coordination, transition or discharge planning, and prevention, promotion and public awareness activities.
Classification: Social Worker II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: Social Work Ambulatory
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 01-OCT-2021
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 22-OCT-2021
Temporary End Date: 24-APR-2023
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 5
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.96
Maximum Salary: $49.15
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Completion of bachelor's degree in Social Work. Active or eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW).
Additional Required Qualifications:
The candidate will have proven communication skills to work cooperatively and effectively with the health care team members, patients and their families in a fast paced environment. Minimum 1-2 years’ experience working as an RSW in setting that combines work in in- and out-patient interdisciplinary settings. The candidate will hold working knowledge of the health care system and community resources. Strong professional judgment, initiative, and effective time management skills are necessary. Current Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP) certification is required. Demonstrated clarity in your communication, organization and consistency of ideas, both verbally and written, including clinical documentation, is required. You must be able to act quickly and decisively using critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Able to utilize strong judgment by analyzing facts, considering the impact, and arriving at a sound conclusion, seeking counsel when appropriate. You can work independently and as a part of the team creating strong, effective interpersonal working relationships with peers and other caregivers. You are a reliable worker who uses time effectively and is able to prioritize and complete assigned tasks. You have effective teaching skills for students and other professionals.
Recent experience in acute care. Experience working with inpatients and ambulatory patients with chronic disease. Organ transplant experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative partnerships and relationships. Proficiency with Microsoft office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint are preferred. Familiarity with Netcare, Connect Care and or principles of electronic documentation are preferred. Master's Degree is an asset.