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Social Worker II Fulltime, Internal Medicine

Company: UT Southwestern
Location: Dallas
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Why UT Southwestern?

With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. At UT Southwestern, we invest in you with opportunities for career growth and development that align with your future goals and help to provide security for you and your family. Our highly competitive benefits package offers healthcare, PTO and paid holidays, on-site childcare, wage, merit increases and so much more that are all available on the day you start work. UT Southwestern is honored to be a Veteran Friendly work environment that is home to approximately 800 veterans. We value your integrity, dedication, and the commitment you've made to our country. We're proud to support your next mission. Ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 10 National Employers, we invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you'll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth.

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in Social Work and six (6) years experience in medical and/or psychiatric social case work to include at least one (1) year as Social Worker I or equivalent. Education may be used in lieu of experience.

LBSW (Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker) required.

Job Duties

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 patient.

Confers with medical personnel with respect to plans or programs developed for patients. Evaluates data gathered in terms of plan of medical/psychiatric treatment and available community social service programs.

Plans pertinent health maintenance or rehabilitation program for each patient, and completes social work evaluations or forms related to their disability.

Assists patients and their families to understand, accept, and follow medical, psychiatric and/or other recommendations.

Provides variety of services, such as advising on social problems, arranging for postoperative care at home or in institutions or for admission to nursing homes, alleviating of anxieties concerning permanent disabilities, disfiguring illnesses, uncertain future, etc.

Refers patients to appropriate community social service agencies for financial assistance, employment, legal aid, or for assistance in resolving other personal or family problems.

Works with insurance companies to obtain medications, orthotics and/or disability aids.

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.

Inteprets 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 patient's medical care and physical rehabilitation.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises work of assigned professional and paraprofessional social work personnel of lower grade. May particiapte in clinical and laboratory research in such areas as animal research, child development, physiological and behavioral functioning, etc.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.

For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/

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. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion%29882471%

Keywords: UT Southwestern, Dallas , Social Worker II Fulltime, Internal Medicine, Other , Dallas, Texas

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