University of Utah Social Worker in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 07/12/2017

Requisition Number PRN14809B

Job Title Social Worker

Working Title Social Worker - LCSW

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 01830 - Population Health Clinical Svs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $43,507- $65,000 DOE

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The newly established Intensive Outpatient Clinic (IOC) is seeking a qualified Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals who collaborate and deliver exceptional patient-centered care for a targeted population identified as high risk for poor health outcomes and high utilization of healthcare services. TheLCSWwill provide comprehensive, holistic services using a wide array of approaches.

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences 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. The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.


•Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills

•Work on a multidisciplinary team

•Assess behavioral health needs of patients on an ongoing basis; accurately diagnose and provide appropriate treatment interventions, including referrals to outside agencies for long-term therapy and resources such as housing, food, clothing, etc.

•Provide short and mid-term individual therapy to patients using various modalities based on patient need; provide couples and/or family therapy, as needed

•Routinely provide behavioral health insight and treatment recommendations to other members of teams; develop patient care plans with interdisciplinary team

•Conduct home visits and provide case management to patients, as needed

•Facilitate behavioral health training opportunities forIOCteam

•Maintain ongoing professional communication with other University and community treatment providers

•Document all interactions with patients in timely manner

•Attend weekly clinic staff meetings, and other meetings as required

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.

•Participate in patient recruitment

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school by the council on Social Work; current licensure to practice as a Certified Social Worker in the State of Utah. Demonstrated human relations and effective verbal and written communication skills; and proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, problem solve and resolve conflicts for individuals, couples and groups.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.