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MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

university, fl, usa
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024
MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER - (T216655)

Description

MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

University of Alabama at Birmingham

This position will assist 1917 Clinic patients who have a diagnosis of HIV and their families in implementing their medical plan, making full use of available national, state, institutional, community and pharmaceutical resources. Provide psychosocial assessment, case management, for a caseload of approximately 250 patients ranging form intensive, intermediate and supportive case management.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • To assist patients and their families in making full use of available national, state, institutional, community and pharmaceutical resources.
  • To provide social evaluation which includes placement of evaluation in medical record.
  • To provide counseling to patients/families and/or groups.
  • To participate in staffing, clinics and rounds in order to enhance team understanding of patient s psychosocial situation.
  • To facilitate discharge planning; arranges for services such as home health, hospice, durable medical equipment and/or skilled nursing facility placement.
  • To respond to the unique needs of the patient population as needed.
  • May provide anticipatory, permanency and/or bereavement/loss counseling to patients and families and/or makes appropriate community referrals.
  • May supervise both bachelors and masters level students.
  • Utilize professional skills to provides support, education and counseling to help patients feel safe, empowered and hopeful with the primary goal of long term retention in care and positive health outcomes.
  • May provide supervision for social work students.
  • To act as a liaison to the community through public speaking

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Work Characteristics

    • MSW only.
    • Must be licensed and not just eligible for licensure.
    • Spanish speaking a plus
    • Licensed Master Social Worker
    • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Hourly Range: $50,000- $70,000

Qualifications

Education

  • Master's degree in Social Work required.
  • Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Social Work

Organization

: 311402400 Med - Infectious Diseases

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite