The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Care Coordination is seeking two Social Worker III to provide direct social work services including assessment, treatment, interventions, and recommendations to facilitate movement through the continuum of care to medical patients and their families. These roles will also participate in and provide the social work perspective to interdisciplinary activities, as well as provide social work treatment, individually or in groups, to patients and clients and their families with complex emotional or social problems. Additionally, these positions assumes basic consultation, supervisory, teaching, research, program development, and/or administrative responsibilities. Duties to include:
Develops and implements plan of care, responsive to patient/family concerns, health care status, available resources, age‑specific problems, and clinical impressions. Identifies patients requiring social work intervention through use of case finding. Performs social work assessments with patient and/or family involvement. Develops clinical impressions and rates severity of problems for planned interventions.
Provides range of social work services responsive to identified problems (e.g., help with psychosocial functioning, help with adaptation to illness, facilitating services, protective services, post‑hospital planning, etc.). Provides information to team members regarding psychosocial issues and their impact.
Informs team members of social work treatment goals and patient status and progress and collaborates with team regarding service provision. Acts as resource for team (e.g., participates in patient care rounds, team conferences, etc.) Advocates for the social work role with health care team members. Uses body of social work knowledge & understanding of human behavior to remedy team-related issues and help team members evaluate and enhance team functioning. Develops and facilitates groups for patients and/or significant others as appropriate. Identifies goals and structure for group work services.
Provides therapy, educational, and/or support group services reflecting diagnosis‑ and age‑related issues.
Evaluates effectiveness of group and revises as necessary. Contributes to strengthening the social work profession. Participates in local, regional, state or national social work or health care‑related groups. Contributes to the development, strengthening and delivery of needed health and social services. Participates in departmental and unit-based activities.
Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.
Percent of Time: 100
Benefits Highlights: Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa. Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
Required Qualifications:Master's degree with a major concentration in social work,6 months-1 year of clinical social work experience,A license to practice social work in Iowa and Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Desirable Qualifications:Some familiarity with social work undergraduate education,Social work experience in a health care setting with the appropriate patient population and their families,Experience with identifying and navigating financial resources, including insurance coverage options, changes related to the federal and state health programs, and the disability process,Experience working with community resources, home healthcare, nursing facilities and other options available for patients in outpatient settings, Experience in a fast paced, high volume work environment,Care coordination experience or case management skills in a health care setting as part of an interdisciplinary team including experience utilizing an electronic medical record to assist with management of non-adherence, post-care follow-up and referrals to appropriate resources
Application Process:In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume(under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on February 24, 2020. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Masters in Social Work, 6 months to 1 year minimum clinical social work experience, excellent written and verbal communication and a license to practice in Iowa.
Internal Number: 20001380_1581346964
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.