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UT Health Senior Social Worker (LMSW) - Transitions of Care Management in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Social Worker (LMSW) - Transitions of Care Management

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210000RE

UTHealth is hiring a Senior Social Worker (LMSW) to join the Transitions of Care Management (TCM) Hub . As recommended by CMS’ Guide to Reducing Disparities in Readmissions, the TCM Hub will systematically identify, contact, assess, and facilitate a timely face-to-face follow-up visit in the medical home for UT Physicians patients discharged from the hospital . The Hub will identify social barriers to successful transition and make necessary community and/or behavioral referrals. The Hub, acknowledging the fragile period between discharge and follow-up visit, will quickly and expertly communicate with patients and caregivers in a culturally appropriate manner.

The Senior Social Worker is an essential member of the TCM Hub and will help to coordinate the healthcare needs of patients with complex psychosocial needs and assist with the supporting the needs of the caregivers all with the intention to prevent avoidable readmissions.

Location : Binz Plaza Medical Center @ 1200 Binz Street

Hours : Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Job Type : Full Time / Salaried / Exempt

Position Summary:

Provides advanced professional work in an independent manner involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.

  2. Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.

  3. Obtains data from patients and/or relatives in the best interest of their problems to assist in the development of a number of significant teaching endeavors, programs, and social services.

  4. Works towards meeting total patient care. This includes interviews with the patients and/or relatives to study the individual’s problems and needs, confers with the physician, faculty, and/or with any social agency which may have an interest in the patient’s problem, assists patients in developing an economically feasible method of planning for services, and to make psychological and social adjustments necessitated by different types of illnesses, and conducts individual and group therapies.

  5. Prepares detailed reports and may video-tape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.

  6. Conducts independent psychotherapies to assist the patients in achieving positive psychological and/or social adjustments and may carry administrative responsibilities for a program.

  7. Participates in teaching and staff development activities, functions as an instructor in the social work graduate student clinical practicum program.

  8. Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.

  9. Responds to emergency situations.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Licensure as a Master Social Worker by the Texas Board of Social Work is required.

Minimum Education:

Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work.

Minimum Experience:

Four years of social work experience required.

Medical social work experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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