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University of Utah PS Social Worker in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date

Requisition Number PRN24137B

Job Title PS Social Worker

Working Title PS Social Worker

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00865 - Psychiatry - Adult Clinical

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $35,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Join a cohesive team of dedicated professionals as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing mental health services at the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic. Clinic is open W-F 8am-3pm.

Responsibilities

This L.C.S.W. position is responsible performing intake assessments and integrating counseling services with overall patient care. The Social Worker assists patients and their caregivers in meeting their psychosocial needs to improve patient outcomes.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

•Evaluates patients through interviews and psychosocial assessments in order to establish and develop treatment plans and treatment goals in collaboration with the rest of the clinical 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.

•Oversees and supervises social work interns and caseworkers and students within area of assignment.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

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.

•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.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

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

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.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Preferences

Experience working with geriatric patients

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: employment@utah.edu 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: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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