Social Worker - Casual (Neurology)
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 19000020
Consistently ranked among the best places to work, The
University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) is Texas' resource for
health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in
patient care. As a comprehensive health science university,
the mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center is to educate
health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical
and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public
health. We pursue this mission in order to advance the
quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of
disease and injury, as well as promoting individual health and community
Department: MSB- Neurology
Location: University Professional Building @ 6410 Fannin. Houston, TX 77030
Status: Casual (1-5 hrs/wk)
Position Key Accountabilities:
Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.
Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.
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.
Works towards meeting total patient care and handles all aspects of routine casework. 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.
Prepares detailed reports and may video-tape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.
Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Licensure as a Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is required.
Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is preferred.
One year of social work experience required.
Medical social work experience is highly preferred.
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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
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