Full Job Description
At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.
Requisition #: 201711
Title: Clinical Social Worker – Care Coordination
Department: Care Coordination
Hours: 40 hours
Shift Length: 8 hours
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus
As the UMass Memorial Clinical Social Worker you will provide assessment of patients/families and their adaptation to patient’s illness. Provides counseling as needed and ensures maximum patient participation in plans for discharge and recovery. Identifies system or discharge problems and develops discharge plans and presents options to patients. Assessment of all potential cases of abuse: child, elderly, disabled and/or domestic violence.
Provides clinical service to patients and their families through individual, family or group work, such as bio psychosocial assessment, crises intervention, treatment planning and counseling relative to medical conditions.
Identifies clinical resources and make referrals when necessary.
Collaborates with physicians, care coordinators, discharge planners, and other health care professionals to identify barriers to discharge or treatment and help resolve these issues with patients, families or external sources.
Advocates for patients and families as they negotiate the health care system so that effective care, treatment and planning may occur.
Masters Degree in Social Work.
Current Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) license required.
Demonstrated ability in psycho social assessment, knowledge of community resources, crisis intervention skills, ability in discharge planning, and ability to work with a multidisciplinary team.
Excellent written and communications skills.
Basic computer skills required.
One to three years of Social Work experience preferred.
Standards of Respect:
We’re striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial – for our patients and for each other. We’re expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.