10 Jan 2019

Full-Time Social Worker Level 3 Inpatient Senior Clinician – Central Coast

Central Coast Local Health District – Central Coast

Job Description

This is a maternity relief position with possibility of extension at same/reduced hours.

The CCLHD Social Work Department is seeking an experienced Level 3 Senior Clinician to join the inpatient team at Gosford Hospital.

Primarily the position provides assessment and counselling to assist patients and their

carers to deal with the emotional impact of illness and to undertake case planning, liaison, advocacy and referral to ensure access to appropriate community services. The social worker will work closely with multidisciplinary colleagues and senior managers within the hospital to ensure the development and delivery of effective and pro-active social work services.

As a senior clinician this position is expected to be active in staff and student education, as well as to provide clinical leadership in service delivery matters within the inpatient Social Work team.

Participation in a Social Work On Call roster (at either Gosford or Wyong Hospital) is a requirement of this position. For new staff, this would not be until after approximately 6 months in the position and following a training program. Please read the On Call information attached to this position description.

Please call if you have any enquiries about the position or on call work.

An eligibility list may be created for future positions.
Where you’ll be working
With a rapidly growing population we offer a comprehensive range of services from acute care at Gosford and Wyong hospitals to sub-acute and community based services. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills and compassionate in caring for our community. As part of our team we will support you and help you develop your career with us.

We invite you to come and be a part of our community. The Central Coast is renowned for its natural beauty. From the bush to the beach there is plenty to do – swimming, surfing, diving, golf, restaurants, cafes, bush walks, sporting clubs and activities for the kids and great shopping – and all in a friendly and relaxed environment.

To hear from our team what it’s like to work with us, you can read their stories on our Instagram account. http://instagram.com/careersatcclhd

Also please connect with us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with career opportunities.

What you’ll be doing
To provide a professional social work service to patients and their family/carers to ensure the provision of optimal health outcomes for patients. The position is currently based Gosford Hospital. This position will work within a dedicated interdisciplinary team and with the other inpatient social workers to deliver high quality care in a dynamic team environment. As a senior clinician, the social worker is required to demonstrate clinical specialty, provide supervision to junior social work staff and provide clinical leadership within the inpatient team.
Primarily the position is to provide assessment and counseling to assist patients and their carers to deal with the emotional impact of illness and to undertake case planning, liaison and advocacy and referral to ensure access to appropriate community services. The social worker is to work closely with interdisciplinary colleagues and senior managers within the hospital to ensure the development and delivery of effective and pro-active social work services. The social worker will be expected to be active in the areas of service development, service evaluation and staff and student teaching.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
3) Click here to read the Inpatient Social Work Task List
4) Click here to read the Social Work Senior Clinician Inpatient Task List
5) Click here to read the On Call Participation Agreement
For role related queries or questions contact Josephine Ahearn on 4320 2922 or email Josephine.Ahearn@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: Wednesday 23 January 2019

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