University of Utah Health Social Worker - Huntsman Cancer Hospital in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) this position is responsible for integrating counseling services with overall patient care. The Social Worker assists patients in meeting their psychosocial needs to facilitate patient adjustment in treatment, hospitalization or transition into the community after therapy.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates patients through interviews and psychosocial assessments in order to establish and develop treatment plans and treatment goals in conjunction with the licensed treatment team.

  • Administers approved counseling which involves social work assessments, counseling and/or treatment to patients, families or significant others.

  • Identifies and provides outreach in the form of information and referrals for community resources to patients and families such as shelter, transportation, future treatment plans and financial assistance.

  • Develops and provides stress management/wellness treatment plans for inpatient and outpatient populations.

  • May perform some Case Management duties.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.

  • Care is appropriate to the population served.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve, and resolve conflicts for individuals, couples and groups.

  • Ability to identify and arrange community resources that provide individualized assistance for patients, which may involve post-treatment financial assistance, shelter and transportation.

  • Ability to make recommendations based upon experience regarding policy and delivery of service.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Licenses Required

  • One of the following

  • Current Utah Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) certificate for clinical practice.

  • Current license to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of Utah.

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate work that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects while providing patient care to those requiring psychiatric care.

Physical Requirements:

Non Indicated

Requisition Number 24986

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8-5

Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Patient Care? No

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department HCH CST 60N PATIENT FAMILY SPT

Category Behavioral Health

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.