Medical Social Worker – A&E Waterford

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Medical Social Worker A&E Dept, Waterford

Social Worker required 6 month contract position working in busy A&E dept of large acute hospital, Waterford

Duties and responsibilities

  • To provide a Medical Social Work service within the Emergency Department with a focus on the immediate management of vulnerable and at risk patients including:
  • The assessment of the safety and welfare of a child in cases of suspected physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect which may arise from the presentation of an at risk child or the concerning presentation of an adult carer of young children.
  • Assessing and safeguarding older persons and vulnerable adults, at risk of or experiencing abuse.
  • Responding to victims of domestic, sexual or gender based violence.
  • Assessing homeless persons who present to the ED and liaising with community services with a view to improving health outcomes and accessing immediate accommodation.
  • MSW can provide social work assessment and intervention services in cases of deliberate self-harm and problem alcohol and substance misuse.
  • Frequent non-emergent attendees
  • Frail Older Adults
  • Trauma work
  • Bereavement support
  • Follow up of patients to the wards following hospital admission from the Emergency Department may be required in some circumstances

This role will be offered on a full time contract basis.

The Candidate:

  • A recognised qualification in Social Work with CORU registration
  • Ideally some medical Social Work experience is desirable
  • Assessment experience
  • Permission to work in Ireland

For a full job description and an immediate interview please forward your CV to
Or call Brian for more information on 01 482 5352

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