SOCIAL WORKER

Job description

School of Medicine:

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.

Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Occupational Summary

Provide a variety of casework and group work social services to patients and their families when personal, social or environmental difficulties exist which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical or psychiatric care.

Work Performed

Interview patients, their families and other concerned parties to obtain information about personal, social and environmental history; make home visits for additional information as required.

Evaluate data gathered in terms of the medical or psychiatric plan of treatment, available social service programs and knowledge of casework or group work.

Participate in periodic staff conferences to present case histories; confer with other members of therapy team to develop comprehensive evaluations or plan pertinent therapy programs to provide maximum benefits for each patient.

Prepare and maintain a case record for each patient to describe the nature of social problems and services suggested or provided.

Assist patients and their families, through individual or group conferences, to understand, accept and follow therapy plans; provide services planned to improve or restore patients to optimum social and mental health.

Maintain liaison with community agencies; participate in area activities related to health and welfare services.

Accept on call responsibilities for after hours coverage if required.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this LevelEducation/Training

Work requires a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from an accredited school of social work.

Experience

None required beyond education/training requirement.

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Skills

N/A

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

 

 

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Posted: 10/16/2020
Application Due: 1/14/2021
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