Social Worker - Pediatrics

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-07
Req: R100041399
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Social Worker provides psychosocial assessments, intervention, and/or treatment and discharge planning to patients and families to assist them in coping with their hospitalization, illness, diagnosis, and/or life situation and meet the continuing needs of patients post hospitalization.


  • Participate in weekly divisional pre-clinic or post-clinic meetings to coordinate patients' psychosocial care with medical treatment.

  • Participates as a Ryan White Part D core member of Physician, Nurse, Social Worker Multidisciplinary Care Team for the HIV infected population.

  • Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of HIV/AIDS and its impact on lifestyle.

  • Conduct support, psychoeducational and/or therapy groups as requested by the program and clinical supervisor.

  • Initiate and maintain current progress notes on all patients for every encounter, maintain all necessary reports, activity logs and data collection measures as required by the program and clinical supervisors.

  • Attend weekly clinical supervision (individual and group) to discuss case strategies and planning.

  • Interviews clients and their families and coordinates programs and activities to meet their social and emotional needs.

  • Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on lifestyle.

  • Provides psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social, and environmental problems.

  • Formulates and implements plans utilizing appropriate social work interventions. Collaborates with the healthcare team and involves the patients and families in the development and implementation of plans.

  • Assists with the screening, identification, and management of victims of abuse, neglect, domestic violence, and rape.

  • Makes referrals and serves as a resource for the healthcare team and serves as a patient advocate.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of relevant medical and legal issues and preserves records and statistics.

  • Attends and participates in staff, committee, department, and other administrative meetings. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.



Bachelor’s degree in Social Work


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.

  • Commitment to the University’s core values.

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.

  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 10/9/2020
Application Due: 1/7/2021
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