Medical Social Worker
To provide a direct social work service to patients and relatives who are dealing with the practical and psychosocial impact of illness. Key services include counselling, risk and need assessments, accessing community resources and entitlements, and arranging safe effective discharge from hospital. This role/grade will be assigned on a rotation basis within the Social Work department.
Medical Social Work
Principal Social Worker
Professionally Qualified Social Worker
€42,157 - €61,288 (LSI x 1)
Ms Paula Markey, Principal Social Worker; Phone: 01 410 3642; Email: email@example.com
* The above Role Profile is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. This Role Profile will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances.
Candidates for appointment must:
(i) Be registered as a Medical Social Worker by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council at CORU.
(ii) Candidates must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office
(iii) Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Social Worker Register maintained by the Health and Social Care Professionals Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued.
(i) On appointment, practitioners must maintain annual registration on the Health and Social Care Professionals Register maintained by the Health and Social Care Professionals Registration Board at CORU
(ii) Practitioners must confirm annual registration with CORU to Human Resources, St James’s Hospital by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC)
The following ‘Descriptors’ are a further clarification of the behaviours required. Candidates should use these descriptors as a guide when assessing their suitability for this role and also when preparing an example of where they have demonstrated this competency in the past for inclusion in the required Standard Application Form (SAF). Further information relating to the Competency Based Framework.
A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles within St James’s Hospital. You will be required to self assess your proficiency level in the Standard Application Form. In addition, your proficiency in spoken English will be assessed during the interview process appropriate to the role available.
In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other health services business. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty. In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.
A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
It is the responsibility of all staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.
A panel may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled. St James's Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer.