Social Worker I - Radiation Oncology
Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: September 17, 2020
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree in Social Work and two (2) years experience in
medical and/or psychiatric social work to include one (1) year as
Social Work Assistant or equivalent. LBSW (Licensed Baccalaureate
Social Worker) required.
Interviews patients and sometimes members of their families to
obtain information concerning home environment, family
relationships, health history, financial status, and personality
traits to better understand personal needs or problems of each
Counsels patients with respect to medical, surgical, and other
programs and alternatives available to needs of patients.
Evaluates information obtained through interviews and counseling in
terms of available medical treatments or procedures and social
services, conferring with appropriate medical personnel to develop
program to meet particular needs of each patient.
Follows up patients through home visits and/or telephone to
determine degree of compliance with programs or need to make
revisions in such programs; reschedules clinic or hospital
appointments, arranges transportation, or performs such other
services as may be indicated necessary.
Assists patients and their families to understand, accept, and
follow medical or psychiatric and/or other recommendations.
Refers patients to appropriate community social service agencies
for financial assistance, employment, legal aid, or assistance in
resolving other personal or family problems.
Maintains chronological notes, clinic charts, or case histories for
each patient with respect to social problems, adjustment of patient
and family, and actions taken or planned by social worker.
Interprets to other social service agencies, medical or
psychological condition of patients as related to their emotional
adjustment, physical limitations, employment, and financial needs,
and to medical staff, those social, economic, or emotional factors
which may be related to patients' medical care and physical
Plans and conducts community meetings and discussion sessions
relating to work of agency.
May provide working supervision to one or several students,
professional, or paraprofessional social case workers of lower
grade; may make assignments, review work in process and at
completion, and advise with respect to resolution of work
May participate in clinical and laboratory research in such areas
as animal research, child development, physiological and behavioral
Performs other duties as assigned.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal
history record information
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community. In accordance with federal and state
law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including
harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national
origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
Associated topics: abuse, addiction, clinical, counselor, domestic,
hcpc, lmsw, outreach, social, violence
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