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Social Worker 2

Augusta University
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Job Title: Social Worker 2
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 228789

Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and a minimum of three years' experience in Social WorkKnowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, prioritization, critical-thinking, analytical and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; work independently, exercise sound judgement, and make responsible decisions
  • Willingness to travel
Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional experience, training or interest in working with chronically ill children would be helpful.
Responsibilities This position serves as the Social Worker for the Comprehensive Pediatric Hemophilia Treatment Center. Responsibilities include, but are not limitied to: participating in the overall planning of the social work program, coordinating psychosocial programs for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients and their families, assessing the clinical and educational needs of patients, families, staff and community, assisting with prior authorizations, providing supportive counseling, and assisting patients/families with financial aid, etc. The position will also assist with various studies by maintaining the necessary databases. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide initial comprehensive psychosocial assessment on all new patient/families and formulate a care plan which will include but is not limited to: supportive counseling, health and safer sex education, loss and grief work, educating patients/families on risk reduction, etc.
  • Serve as a counseling referral resource, assist with financial aid through the 340B Hemophilia Factor Program, and assist with employment or insurance problems which includes coordinating with third party payers to obtain prior authorizations for medical care/medications and other items as needed for patients.
  • Maintain Transistional Care Program and work with the team to guide transfer of patient to adult care and assist patients with scholarship opportunities.
  • Demonstrate candid and supportive communication with patients and families, identify obstacles to optimal patient care (institutional rules, communication or personality styles, social circumstances, etc.), and facilitate effective problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Provide community education to patients and their families, to include but not limited to, home/school visits, speaking engagements, program development (quality improvement projects), advocacy, fundraising, creating and publishing newsletters and assisting with website content.
  • Develop and implement new policies, procedures and protocols as needed.
  • Maintain professional social work records on each patient/family interviewed. To include developing and uploading clinical notes within ATHN database and being responsible for data related to quality improvement projects.
  • Coordinate outpatient, inpatient and outreach social work programs.
  • Coordinate patient/family support group activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, an annual Christmas party, an annual run, and various other events. These events will involve evening and weekend hours.
  • Work closely with the various foundations and societies on local and state levels as needed. Serve as a bridge to community based organizations serving persons diagnosed with bleeding disorders, and their families.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Shift/Salary * This position is supported by grant funds. * Shift: Days/M-F: 8am-5pm **Work outside of the normal business hours may be required.** Pay Grade: 14 Salary: $36,197/annually - $48,866/annually Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period:Conditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success." Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
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