Senior Medical Social Worker

Location Dublin
Job-type Temporary
Salary €60123 - €69351 per annum
Reference J341258
Senior Medical Social Worker, required by TTM Healthcare, on behalf of a large, acute private hospital, based in Dublin.

As Senior Medical Social Worker, you will be providing counselling, information and support as appropriate to hospital patients and their families within the specific area of work allocated to you, guidance and support to staff within the department, actively participating in the management of the Medical Social Work Department by taking on specific responsibilities/projects as agreed with the Principal Social Worker, carrying a caseload of complex cases which requires specialist expert knowledge, sharing expertise with Social Work colleagues, carrying out psychosocial assessments where social issues are a factor in illness management, advising the inter-disciplinary team on the outcome and formulating discharge care plans for patients together with the multi-disciplinary team and assessing a patient's support system in order to ensure that, upon discharge, patients have an appropriate level of support for their needs in their families and community.
This a full-time, fixed term post, working 37 hours per week, to cover maternity leave.

Key Requirements:

•National Qualification in Social Work or hold a qualification which has been accredited by the National Social Work Qualifications Board
•CORU registration
•Minimum 5 years post qualification experience as a Social Worker, some of which should have been in an acute medical setting
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•Interest in the area of Oncology/Palliative Care and working with families and groups

To apply, please send an updated copy of your CV to Robyn at

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.