Social Worker MSW

locationHamilton - Ontario (ON),

atHamilton Health Sciences Corporation

Estimated salary $37.10 an hour

Job Description:

Social Worker MSW
Job Number: 83132
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Juravinski Hospital
Status: Casual Job Part-time
Hours per week: .01
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 37.1031 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 49.8401
Post Date: Aug 24, 2020, 11:00:00 PM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Aug 31, 2020, 10:59:00 PM
Unit Summary

F4 is an active inpatient facility providing integrated clinical, research and education services for adults with surgical needs and/or digestive disease disorders. The unit is comprised of diverse services including surgical, medical and palliative care. The goals of services to our patients are cure, control or palliation. Patients are often admitted for management of complex issues such as surgical emergencies and symptom control.

Position Summary

As a key member of the interdisciplinary team, the Social Worker will provide services to adult inpatients with digestive, gynecological, urological and other oncological diagnoses (the majority of whom undergo surgery). The services provided range from psycho-social assessment and treatment; crisis intervention; advocacy; supportive counseling; consultation; discharge planning; palliative care; patient/family/staff education; linking with community resources. The Social Worker will enjoy a challenging practice, which requires excellent clinical skills, flexibility and a desire to work both independently and collaboratively in a variety of settings.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days


1. Current Certificate of Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers as a Social Worker
2. Baccalaureate degree in Social Work from an accredited School of Social Work, Masters degree in Social Work preferred
3. Recent hospital-based clinical experience, in an adult acute medical/surgical environment
4. Excellent
knowledge of community support and placement services
5. Knowledge of Healthcare Consent Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Child and Family Services Act
6. Proven ability to work as a member of interdisciplinary healthcare teams
7. Proven ability to organize and prioritize patient caseload
8. Excellent communication skills
9. Experience working with Oncology patients would be considered an asset

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:
Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

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