Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is one of Ontario’s leading community hospitals. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).
Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?
Who you are:
You are an innovative and patient centered individual who provides excellence within their profession
You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and customer service skills
You have vision, flexibility, transparency, honesty and practicality
You are organized, accurate, able to multi task and meet deadlines
You support the patient experience, your colleagues and others cultural and spiritual beliefs
You encompass MSH’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
What we need:
Working as an integral member of the inter-professional team, you will play a critical role in providing social work services to patients and their families within the organization, in the acute care setting, with the exception of in-patient mental health. There is a strong emphasis on psychosocial support, interdisciplinary problem solving, and liaising with appropriate members of the team to ensure patients and families are linked with necessary resources and supports. Within a fast paced environment you will be able to prioritize a very diverse caseload of patients and respond to crisis situations as they arise
The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, a high level of professional integrity and accountability and play a key role in system development, as well as possess a strong level of understanding of care across the continuum. Experience in short-term supportive counseling with patients and families dealing with difficult decisions and end of life concerns would be a valuable asset.
Duties and Responsibilities will include:
Completing psychosocial assessments
Short-term, goal oriented support and counseling for patients and families dealing with grief, chronic life altering issues as well as end of life concerns
Working with the health care team, patient and family to develop patient care plans
Cross coverage for other Social Workers within the hospital
Consultation with community health care professionals
Maintaining up dated knowledge of community resources
Attending and responding to gaps in service delivery
Attendance on committees and tasks forces as appropriate
BAND I: $39.07 - $49.77 per hour
The successful candidate will be available to work a variety of shifts, 0830 – 1630 Monday to Friday and Sunday shifts on a rotational basis. Successful candidate must be available to rotate though all sites. Please note that schedules may change due to operational needs.
What you bring to MSH:
Master of Social Work
Registration with the Ontario College of Certified Social Workers and Social Services Workers
Recent related previous social work experience in a hospital environment
Understanding of loss/adjustment and the grief process
Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal relations, problem solving, and conflict resolution
Demonstrated excellent communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to professional development
Experience in working with electronic documentation, preferably, Meditech
Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required
Markham Stouffville Hospital takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Markham Stouffville Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.