Social Worker, MSW
Job location: Miami, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-01-11
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The UHealth Neurology department is seeking a Social Worker who will Interview clients and their families and coordinate and plan 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.
• Develops and updates written protocols for the delivery of psychosocial support services.
• Provides staff development and training on assessments, reassessments, care plan development, interventions, prioritizing needs, case conferencing, and follow-up.
• Provides consultation, technical assistance and/or delivery of direct client psychosocial support services as needed.
• Selects and/or produces culturally competent psychosocial educational materials suitable for the client group.
• Honors diversity, including attitudes, practices, and/or policies that hold cultural differences and diversity in the highest esteem.
• Trains staff to be aware of the relationship between personal and environmental Issues.
• Educates team members regarding the client's attitudes, behaviors and coping styles which may affect their approach to care.
• Establishes and updates psychosocial resource and referral procedure of local community agencies.
• Develops and implements a quality assurance and evaluation plan for the psychosocial component services.
• Provides consultation and technical assistance to the provider and staff about individual clients' psychosocial needs.
• Acts as the client's advocate in procuring local, state and federal benefits and services which she is entitled to receive.
• Takes responsibility for being knowledgeable and aligned in a working relationship with auxiliary service providers.
Department Specific Functions
The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology has an immediate opening for a full-time social worker, MSW position. This position provides patients, families and caregivers with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute or terminal illness. Services include advising family caregivers, providing patient education and counseling, and making necessary referrals for other social services. The Social Worker works with members of the ALS Multidisciplinary team, the MDA team and the Epilepsy faculty to further understand significant social and emotional factors underlying a patient’s health and/or attitude problems. The prefer schedule is Monday thru Friday as follows:
Mondays – Support Epilepsy program
Tuesday – Supports ALS Program
Wednesday – Supports MDA Program
Thursday – Supports Epilepsy Program
Friday – Supports ALS Program
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
1. Responsible for social work services at the ALS Multidisciplinary, MDA Multidisciplinary and Epilepsy clinics. In the ALS and Multidisciplinary clinic, participates in the case discussion with other medical providers.
2. Conduct suitability assessments of patients.
3. Provides psycho-social assessment and diagnosis of behavioral disabilities with recommendations.
4. Provides information and referral to public or/and private agencies with appropriate follow-up.
5. Provides information to patients about appropriate insurances and disability process.
6. Responsible for completing disability forms, workers compensation, Medicaid waiver forms and other governmental program forms.
7. Provide support and counseling to newly diagnostic patients and families to help adjust and adapt to changes in lifestyle due to the illness.
8. Identify patients abuse or neglect and make contact with state investigating agency when abuses are identified.
9. Identify environmental impediments to patient progress through interviews and reviewing patients records.
10. Maintain confidentiality of all patients’ information according to HIPPA guidelines from University of Miami
11. Perform additional duties and special projects as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include: Education: Master’s degree in Social Work Certification and Licensing: Certification in relevant specialty or field Experience: Minimum 1 year of experience.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
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.
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