Senior Medical Social Worker | Louth/Meath | Temporary

Location Meath, Republic of Ireland
Job type Temporary
Salary €50000 - €58000 per annum
Published 4 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Sarah Healy
Job ref DN 0003038_1603983245

Job description

Senior Medical Social Worker | Temporary |Louth/ Meath

The Client: Our client is a leading specialist healthcare services provider offering crucial services to acute hospitals and the local community. They are seeking to recruit a Senior Medical Social Worker to join their team on a full-time, temporary basis up until the end of December 2020. There is a possibility that this role could extend into 2021.

The Role: As Senior Social Worker, you will be responsible for delivering patient and family care across palliative care services.


  • Assessment and delivery of social work services to the patients and families in the care of the palliative care team
  • Co-ordination of the psychosocial aspects of patient and family care
  • To act as point of contact for the relevant external agencies in order to facilitate care plans for the patients
  • Assessment of bereavement needs, providing bereavement aftercare and counselling for relatives of patients
  • Effective management of risk to individuals, families and carers
  • Maintenance of patient files in accordance with national policy and departmental guidelines
  • Ensure accurate data is captured on electronic patient management information systems
  • Ad hoc relief duties as required by the department

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Skills/Experience required:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree and accredited national qualification in social work (NQSW) or its equivalent as validated by CORU
  • At least 3-5 years post-qualification experience
  • Relevant experience working in a hospital, primary care or similar setting
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

In Return:

  • Salary within the region of €50-55k
  • Weekly payroll arrangements
  • Paid holidays/bank holidays
  • Opportunity to apply for FTC/permanent positions internally

**Please note, this is an immediate start**


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