Clinical Social Worker - Lynchburg Dialysis

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
Other Locations
Closing date
Sep 19, 2021

Job Details

Job location: Other Locations


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-19
Req: R0026243
Renal Clinical Social Workers provide services that support and promote maximum psychosocial functioning to patients and their families who are experiencing end stage renal disease. A range of services are provided to ameliorate social and emotional stresses which result from the interrelated physical social and psychological concomitants of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) including shortened life expectancy altered lifestyles marked by changes in social financial vocational and sexual functioning and the demands of a rigorous time consuming and complex treatment regimen. Renal Clinical Social Workers are essential members of an inter-disciplinary team and responsible for facilitating positive treatment environment policies which are attuned to cultural religious and ethnic differences among patients and which demonstrate respect for individuality independence and patient choice.

  • Provides complete bio-psycho social assessment at regular intervals based on patient presentation and as per CMS regulations.
  • Fully participates in the care planning process and facilitates patient engagement in Plan Of Care.
  • Provides direct clinical services to patients and their families which are based on individual needs preferences and resources. These services are targeted at adjustment to treatment chronic illness   changes in lifestyle independence quality of life emotional and psychiatric disturbance  grief and issues related to end of life.
  • Provides a range of case management services to patients and their families in order to maximize eligibility for entitlements community resources and benefits programs.
  • Documents all activities relevant to assessment direct clinical work casework treatment planning and crisis intervention in accordance with UVA MC Renal Services  Social Work policy and the appropriate legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintains acceptable working knowledge of resources changes in laws or guidelines relevant to the practice of Clinical Social Work in the state of Virginia and by CMS and identifies need for further training to enhance knowledge skills and abilities.
  • Participates in own professional development and maintains any and all relevant licenses certifications and other requirements for practice including continuing education.
  • Assesses own practice and seeks input from others for improvement as needed and participates in any training and education identified for improved skills and abilities.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $46,571.20 - $74,505.60 Annual

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Masters degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited social work program required.
Experience: No experience required.
Licensure: None.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Job requires sitting for prolonged periods, standing/traveling or use of assistive and climbing (stairs, steps). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail, hear, speak, see, distinguish colors, read, ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull < 20lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Organization

In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

What began as an innovative idea has become one of the nation’s leading public research universities, with over 21,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UVA also has over 3,000 full-time faculty offering more than 400 degrees.

Each of the University’s eleven schools has its own distinctive mission, working together to garner consistently high rankings—including #2 Best Value Public College (Princeton Review, 2016), #3 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2016), and #3 Best Value Among Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s, 2016).  

As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS THAT CROSS DISCIPLINES

As an R1 institution, the University’s research centers, consortia and laboratories are on the leading edge of discovery and technology, offering collaborative spaces for students and faculty to solve global problems.

Our professors are recognized members of major national scholarly and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s engagement in interdisciplinary research is being facilitated by new research institutes specializing in everything from big data to brain functioning, and by cluster hires across schools.

NATIONALLY RANKED HEALTH SYSTEM

UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.

INSPIRING STUDENTS, INSPIRED TEACHING

The vast majority of UVA students come from the top 10% of their high school class, as well as from all 50 states, over 142 countries and a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, all UVA students share a love of learning and a drive to achieve.

One of the reasons students choose Virginia is our unique residential culture. At UVA, the community of students, faculty and staff personifies the Jeffersonian idea that living and learning are connected. The Academical Village was constructed to support a unique residential experience, with faculty living in the Pavilions, students occupying Lawn rooms and the world-famous Rotunda at its heart. The University’s residential culture continues to support this experience today—strengthened by students, faculty and staff rich in backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. Our unique culture is also paying dividends in innovation:  UVA’s faculty have generated more than 130 patents since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.

LIFE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Living in Charlottesville you’ll find sophisticated restaurants, world-renowned wineries and breweries, cosmopolitan arts and music, friendly urban and suburban neighborhoods and a Piedmont landscape that has lured adventurous souls for centuries.  No wonder the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research named Charlottesville the “happiest city in America” in 2014.

In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 orAskHR@virginia.edu to request assistance.

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