Social Worker Senior/UKHC

Job description

The Senior Social Worker - Transplant provides medical social services to patients and their families through all phases of the transplant process. The Senior Social Worker will complete Psychosocial Assessments on all potential transplant candidates as assigned, will follow patients in the Transplant Clinic, and will provide discharge planning for patients when they are hospitalized. The Senior Social Worker will also provide information, education and referrals to community resources, and works as a member of a multidisciplinary team, attending daily rounds and meetings to discuss patients' psychosocial support and candidacy for transplant. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, problem solving and time management skills, with the ability to work independently and document in the electronic medical record as required. This position will carry a caseload and may also assist the other Transplant Social Workers as needed. Some travel to Louisville may be required.

Job Title
Social Worker Senior/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Social Worker Senior

Department Name
H3420:Transplant Services

Work Location

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

Physical Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.


Days, Monday-Friday



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's degree and at least 1-2 years of employment experience highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's of Social Work degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a Certified Social Worker (CSW) License or are eligible to obtain one, which will allow you to work in the state of Kentucky?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe any experience you have had providing social services in a medical setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How many years of paid work experience do you have providing social services in a medical setting?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/28/2018
    Application Due: 12/12/2018
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