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Social Worker Bariatric Program Columbia Days

Job ID 00805380 Location Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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New York, New York


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Social Worker Bariatric Program Columbia Days

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, a 738-bed medical center affiliated with Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, provides emergency, primary, and specialty care in virtually every field of medicine. Our staff is dedicated to delivering the highest quality, most compassionate care, and service to each and every one of our patients and their families in a warm and friendly environment.

The Social Worker for the Bariatric Service provides psychological consultation, support, counseling and intervention to bariatric patients and their significant others through evaluation of psychological well-being, in accordance with the stated philosophy and objectives of the Psychology Department.

You will perform psychological evaluation for the preoperative metabolic and bariatric surgery patient and provides a formal written evaluation and interpretation of data (i.e. DIET inventory and Psychological questionnaire) as to the patient's readiness and ability to make an informed decision regarding surgery.

You will participate in the weekly Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Team meeting to discuss challenging patients, office dynamics, and/or seek supervision on cases.

You will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of plans for psychiatric care for the patient and their family, including but not limited to, smoking cessation, addiction treatment, eating disorder monitoring, etc...

You will participates in post-surgical inpatient rounds on a weekly basis, utilizing here and now methods to create/utilize action based/problem solving techniques around anticipated issues that may arise after leaving the hospital.

This is an in and outpatient position.

Work schedule is Monday-Friday

Preferred Criteria

  • Experience working with the bariatric patients

  • Experience in a psychiatric setting

Required Criteria

  • Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)

  • New York State License as a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW)

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