Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the
best in the United States and is known around the world for its
outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University
Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic
and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma
center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an
endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine
operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital
admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in
fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in
North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for
seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery,
nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology,
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive,
geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that
include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty
clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Provide psychosocial assessments, diagnosis, and treatment, as
well as discharge planning to and consultation about patients and
families to assist them and the health care team in coping with
patient's hospitalization, illness, diagnosis, treatment, and/or
life situation, including emotional, mental, and substance abuse
Function in a supervisory role as a team leader in addition to
the duties and responsibilities of Level I.
Provide psychosocial assessments of patients and families to
identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and
problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or
Formulate, develop, and implement a comprehensive psychosocial
treatment plan utilizing appropriate clinical social work
treatments and interventions. Interventions may include crisis
intervention, brief and long-term individual, marital, family
and/or group therapies as well as grief and bereavement work.
Screen, identify, diagnose using DSM nomenclature, treat and
manage mental health and/or substance abuse problems in patients
and family members.
Provide training to other health care professionals.
May perform these functions independently or as part of a
Assist with screening, identification, diagnosis, management and
treatment of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence,
May participate in on-call or after hours coverage.
Provide consultative services to health care team members within
scope of care definitions as needed.
Maintain a working knowledge of relevant medical/legal issues
that impact on patient care, e.g., advance directives, child and
Provide education to patients and families around issues related
to adaptation to the patient's diagnosis, illness, treatment and/or
Participate in multi-disciplinary healthcare teams and provide
leadership in representing clinical social work perspective/liaison
with patient and family.
Provide teaching and training for students, staff, and faculty
from social work and other disciplines.
Contribute to the academic mission of the medical center and
health system by participating in academic activities such as
committees, conferences, publications, teaching and research.
Maintain working knowledge of and liaison with community
agencies and resources.
Arrange, procure, and coordinate patient/family pre and post
Knowledge of hospital, medical center and/or health system
resources to access and provide for patient care needs.
Document assessment, plan, interactions, and interventions
according to departmental, hospital and/or health system guidelines
Maintain records and statistics in accordance with department,
hospital, medical center and/or health system policies.
Attend and participate in staff, committee, department, and
other administrative meetings.
Participate in department, hospital, medical center,and/or
health system continuous quality improvement efforts.
Participate in regular supervisory conferences; keep current
with social work and health care developments and seek to increase
further enhancement of job related knowledge.
Perform all of the duties and responsibilities of Level I.
Provide clinical and administrative supervision for social
workers and clinical social workers on the team.
Lead team meetings and manage coverage.
Participate in hiring and performance management processes.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Adherence to the practice standards and ethical guidelines of
NASW and the NC Certification Board for Social Work.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
A solid knowledge of clinical social work practice.
Excellent assessment, interviewing, and counseling skills with
expertise in mental health and substance abuse areas; familiar with
psychopathology and with range of therapeutic interventions
including psychopharmocotherapy; and if working independently, must
know when to refer for further medical assessment.
Ability to work effectively and autonomously in a self directed
Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and team building
Ability to prioritize multiple work assignments and manage time
Flexibility in accepting diverse work assignments and managing
stress related to change.
Basic computer skills
Same as Level I plus strong supervisory and leadership
Ability to resolve/manage conflict.
Ability to help implement departmental, hospital and/or DUHS
Education Level I and Level II Master's degree in social work
from an accredited school of social work .
Experience Level I Level II Three or more years of social work
experience in a health care setting or social service agency with
one of three years may be social work internship. Two years recent
post master's experience in a clinical setting preferred. Same as
Level I plus five years post master's experience in a health care
or social service agency. Experience in leadership and
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications Level I andLevel II Current
licensure as a licensed clinical social worker by the NC Social
Work Certification and Licensure Board.
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression,
gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration,
innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success
depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best
when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and
experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential
that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the
contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices
are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to
uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke
University and Duke University Health System may include
essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental
abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for
reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring