Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-16
Req: R100044444
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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 University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Social Worker.

The Social Worker, LCSW, 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. Conduct psychosocial assessments and treatment/coping for patients and families living with visual impairment. Provide a broad variety of therapeutic approaches to diverse populations. Develop the ability to become a designated expert, consultant, or source of knowledge within the social work profession for patients’ living with a visual impairment/blindness.

  • Provide psychosocial assessments and identify emotional, social, and environmental strengths and problems related to the visual diagnosis, illness, treatment, and/or life situation.

  • Develop, implement, and facilitate support groups.

  • Collaborate with the health care team and involve the patient/family in the development and implementation of plans.

  • Facilitate discharge planning across a multidisciplinary care continuum, which includes interacting with consulting physicians, third party payer and other health care providers to facilitate an appropriate discharge plan.

  • Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary staff to integrate patient in low vision and or blind services.

  • Strong knowledge of Advance Directives.

  • Provide education and link patients and families to blind services/resources related to the adaptation of the patient's and/or life that limit the ability to cope appropriately with a new diagnosis.

  • Able to provide crisis interventions.

  • Understand psych-social/emotional implications associated to visual impairments.

  • Able to administer therapy that includes supportive and educational approaches.

  • Have a thorough understanding of Medicare/Medicaid and disabilities.

  • Provide education to other health care professionals and function as a resource as appropriate.

  • Facilitate in-services, and community outreach.

  • Understand the different dynamics of diverse populations.

  • Serve as a liaison between physicians, nurses, staff and patients.

  • Implement and facilitate support groups.

  • Develop a strong understanding of visual pathology.

  • Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited university is required.
  • Florida license in Social Work required.
  • 1 year of relevant experience in a healthcare setting required.
  • Multilingual Spanish and Haitian Creole preferred.

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: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time