UT Health Social Worker/Senior Social Worker (LMSW) - UT Physicians Pediatrics in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Social Worker/Senior Social Worker (LMSW) - UT Physicians Pediatrics
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210000IW
UTHealth - UT Physicians Pediatrics is hiring an experienced Social Worker (LMSW) to join their team of professionals in the Texas Medical Center. The ideal candidate will have a strong background working with pediatric patients and their families as well as a previous background working with multi-disciplinary teams . Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.
Location: University Professional Building @ 6410 Fannin Street (Texas Medical Center, Houston)
Provides professional work involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research.
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 highly preferred.
Bachelor Degree in Social Work or related field / Masters Degree highly preferred
One year of social work experience required.
Medical social work experience is preferred.
Senior Social Worker - Four years of social work experience required.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
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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