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UT Health Licensed Medical Social Worker (LMSW) - UT Physicians Pediatrics Clinic (TMC) in Texas

Licensed Medical Social Worker (LMSW) - UT Physicians Pediatrics Clinic (TMC)



Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1900009A

The Social Worker is a core member of the multidisciplinary care team that supports

primary care/specialty providers in TMC based clinics. The multidisciplinary

care team is responsible for coordinating the healthcare of patients with

complex psycho-social needs. Social Workers are integral to coordination

of care for the patients in the pediatric clinic. The pediatric clinic is in the process of seeking re-accreditation of their Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) status. The Social Worker is

imperative to help demonstrate care coordination which is integral to PCMH. The

social worker will also assist the care team in achieving many of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) metrics.

Position Summary:

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:

  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 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.

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

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

  7. Responds to emergency situations.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Licensure as a Master Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is required.

Minimum Education:

  • Master Degree in Social Work

Minimum Experience:

  • One (1) year of LMSW social work experience required POST license

  • Medical social work experience is preferred.

Additional Information:

  • Location: University Professional Building @ 6410 FanninStreet

  • Full-Time / Hourly / Non-Exempt position

  • Pay Range: $47,500/year - $59,400/year when annualized - Based on years of PAID experience

  • Bilingual preferred

  • Very fast-paced / high-volume clinic

Physical Requirements:

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.

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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