This Medical Social Worker is a member of a multi-disciplinary team that provides care to kidney, pancreas, liver, and heart transplant populations. This position has the primary responsibility for assessing, counseling, information/referral dissemination, crisis intervention, patient advocacy and associated services to patients, families, and involved parties/agencies. The efforts are directed at assisting the patient/family in all phases of transplantation, including adjustment to illness, injury or disability, hospitalization or other treatment, and readjustment to the community upon facility discharge. The department has corresponding teaching and research functions related to health and healthcare delivery practices. The Medical Social Worker provides direct intervention on an as-needed basis with transplant patients and/or families. The Medical Social Worker is expected to meet national regulation and department policy requirements. The Medical Social Worker is expected to practice in accordance with performance standards, core values and with a commitment to service excellence.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm