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UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME SOCIAL WORKER to assist with Oncology Services and covering Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology in providing discharge planning, resource coordination, loss and grief support and crisis intervention services to patients and families, while also serving as support for the interdisciplinary team. The ideal candidate will have experience in a hospital setting, demonstrate strong organizational and customer service skills, and possess excellent assessment and clinical intervention skills. This position reports to the UWMC Social Work & Care Coordination department.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Provide discharge planning and care coordination services to include community resource coordination and delivery of bio-psychosocial protocols for patients
Implement the full range of social work clinical protocols for adult patients and their families/social supports,
Provide therapeutic social work intervention to individuals, families and groups ranging from diagnostic assessment, short term counseling, crisis intervention, community resource referrals, patient advocacy, support, outreach, follow-up, and intra-/inter-agency consultation.
Connect with departments including Volunteer, Patient and Family Centered Care Programs, Spiritual Care, Palliative Care and others to ensure collaboration
Collaborate with outpatient providers to ensure continuity of care for patients/families after discharge
Assess patient/family support systems, emotional/social strengths, major life changes due to illness, hopes/concerns for the present and future, additional stressors placed on family system due to illness
Provide supportive counseling, grief counseling to patient/family
Provides specialty consultation to other health care staff;
Instruct graduate or undergraduate social work students who are in a social work practicum
Act as a resource to other health care professionals,
Lead efforts to develop or improve social work services and programs in the department
Performs the duties of Social Worker 1
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.