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Post Title:

Medical Social Worker

Post Status:

EOI – Panel to be formed for upcoming temp and perm posts


Department of Medical Social Work


Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Reports to:

Principal Medical Social Worker


Appointment will be made on Medical Social Worker salary scale at a point in line with Government pay policy

Hours of work:

Full time 35 Hours per Week

Position Summary:

The successful appointee will join a large dynamic social work team committed to providing a quality service to patients of Beaumont Hospital. The person holding this office shall carry out duties under the management of the Principal Medical Social Worker in relation to the provision and development of social work services.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


The person holding the office shall carry out duties under the management of the Principal MedicalSocial Worker in relation to the development and provision of medical... social work services.

1. Provide psychosocial support and information to patients and their relatives to assist them develop strategies to cope with the psychological and emotional impact of hospitalisation and illness and death.

2. Carry out psycho-social assessment where social issues are a factor in illness management and advise the multi - disciplinary teams on assessment outcomes as appropriate.

3. Formulate discharge care plans for patients from the earliest possible time following admission. The discharge planning process is conducted within the context of the multi-disciplinary team.

4. Plan after care for patients and their families which may include referral to community based resource service.

5. Participate in the development of Medical Social Work in the hospital under the direction of the Principal Medical Social Worker.

6. Participate in and facilitate social work research within the department.

7. Attend and fully participate in department team meetings, service team meetings, journal clubs and continuing professional development training organised by the department.

9. Keep accurate signed records of all social work interventions in both the Medical file when appropriate and the Medical Social Work file.

10. Ensure that statistical information on service provision is up to date and available on request.

11. Attend and fully participate in regular supervision (critical to best practice).

12. Participate in strategic planning in the department at least annually; ensuring that the social work department strategy aligns with the hospital strategy.

13. Comply with hospital policies applicable to all employees.

14. Post holder may be directed to undertake other duties as required.

This job description is not restrictive and may be renewed in the light of changing needs within the service.


Selection Criteria:

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.



1. Must be registered in the Social Work Register maintained by the Social Work Registration board at CORU. Candidates who are eligible for registration with CORU in 2024 may apply, but offer of employment would be subject to receiving registration.


2. Maintain live annual registration on the Social Workers Register maintained by the Social Workers Registration Board at CORU


3. Must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.


1. Relevant experience in the healthcare setting (acute hospital, rehab centre etc).

2. Minimum 6 months post qualification experience working as a Social Worker

3. Relevant work permits/visa to work in Ireland

Informal Enquiries ONLY to:

Name: Annette WinstonTitle: Principal Medical Social Worker Email address: [email protected]: 01 8093290/ 01 8092589


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