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Job Information

Swedish Health Services Social Worker Maternal and Fetal Specialty Center in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Social Worker (0.5 FTE, Days) to work in the Maternal Fetal Specialty Center at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Maternal and Fetal Specialty Center Social Worker is responsible for providing medical related social services to patients and families. These services may include but are not limited to, advocacy for patient rights, assessment and care planning related to mental and psychosocial needs. Responsible for short-term outpatient therapy, grief and loss support, linkage with community resources, supportive counseling and crisis intervention with patients and in conjunction with multidisciplinary team members. Works with pediatric specialty care providers to coordinate combined care conferences.

In this position you will:

  • Provides supportive counseling, short-term outpatient therapy, consultation and crisis intervention

  • Coordinates care across the Swedish system, including Inpatient nursing staff prior to discharge, Patient Registration, Perinatal Bonding and Support Team, the Lytle Center, OR for disposition planning, and physicians

  • Provides grief counseling, resources, and disposition planning to patients experiencing severe fetal diagnoses and/or demise

  • Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with patients, families, co-workers and community agencies.

  • Communicates interdisciplinary plan of care to patients and families.Assesses psychosocial functioning and social work needs for patients, families, and/or their support systems.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school required

  • Licensed Social Work Associate – Advanced (LSWAA) or Licensed Social Work Associate- Independent Clinical (LSWAIC) required

  • 2 years experience in clinical setting

  • Wide range of knowledge in areas of psychosocial assessment, resource, and referral

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW) or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 18.225 RCW preferred

About the First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington State and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 266198