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Social Worker LSW

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Social Worker LSW
Department: INT MED GENERAL MSP
Shift: 1st
Specialty: Social Work/Human Services
Job Number:
Date Posted: 07/19/2022
Position Type: Social Work

Job Qualifications:

Are you a friendly, outgoing, well-rounded, professional interested in a social work career for a dynamic clinic? If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Social Worker LSW position at Rush University Medical Center!
Job Summary:
This role provides patient care through a diverse role as a clinician, educator, care coordinator and advocate, and for providing education to various healthcare professionals. The role will work to assess and treat patients and their family members in a multidisciplinary outpatient practice setting. The Social Worker will provide the necessary counseling and support to help stabilize the family and their patient. Insight and direction for patients will be offered to ensure patients are connected to other services and support in the community. The Social Worker works in collaboration with psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and other members of a multidisciplinary team. Care will be focused on specific assigned patient populations. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures, including complying with all Rush University Medical Center Customer Service Standards.

Job Responsibilities:
Collaborates with team to identify patients in need of social work and behavioral health services.
Reviews comprehensive risk assessments to develop plan of care and address barriers with the patient, patient's family, and care team members.
Provides psychosocial education, supportive counseling, anticipatory guidance, and linkage to community resources during both individual and group sessions for patients and families as indicated by comprehensive assessment.
Advocates within complex medical and community-based service systems to improve patient access to needed services.
Leads collaboration with school behavioral health and social-emotional learning teams.
Facilitates communication between patients, care team and community-based providers to ensure continuity of care.
Contributes to development and documentation of individualized care for identified patients, focusing on specific psychosocial goals.
Provides educational materials and resources to patient/family that are in a format which is specific to the patient/family learning abilities and language preference.
Effectively collaborates with inter-professional healthcare teams within and outside of the Rush system.
Works to improve identified CBP outcomes.
Participates in quality improvement initiatives. Activities may include data collection, chart review, inter-professional collaboration, analysis of patient data, and care team meetings
Attends individual and group supervision meetings for outpatient social workers as well as relevant social work trainings.
Interviews, assesses and evaluates clients and families who present themselves for care; provides professional outpatient counseling and treatment with the goal of maximizing personal/family stability.
Prepares intake summaries, treatment plans and case summaries while maintaining on-going confidential records.
Charts member's treatment and progress in accordance with state and other regulations and in keeping with accepted standards.
Develops, implements, and evaluates treatment approaches for clients and affected family members, including individual, family, group or intensive therapeutic modalities.
Coordinates internal and external educational activities and training programs to support recruitment initiatives and goals of the education committee.
Performs related duties as required.

Required Job Qualifications:
Master's degree in Social Work.
Current LSW licensure in the State of Illinois.
Two years of experience providing social services in healthcare or community setting
Experience utilizing motivational interviewing and/or in a managed care environment.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills and team-building skills.
Bilingual English/Spanish.
Ability to function independently, to organize and be self-motivated.
Ability to sense problems or potential problems.
Ability to apply inductive and deductive reasoning to information received and identifying relationships between seemingly unrelated events/information.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Current LCSW licensure in the State of Illinois.
Behavioral health experience
Familiarity with electronic medical records.

Disclaimer:
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Company Highlights:
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.
Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.
In U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories.
Rush University Medical Center received five stars in a quality rating system by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rush University Medical Center is the only five-star academic medical center in the Chicago area.
Rush has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the country by Truven Health Analytics three times.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago , Social Worker LSW, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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