UT Health Senior Social Worker (LCSW) - Emergency Room Services in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Senior Social Worker (LCSW) - Emergency Room Services
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 210002QZ
UTHealth Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is hiring a Senior Social Worker (LCSW) to join their team of professionals! Working in Memorial Hermann Hospital Emergency Room , the Senior Social Worker will do care coordination and on-the-spot therapy for crisis situations.
In addition to the position key accountabilities, the Senior Social Worker will also:
Evaluate mental and emotional health
Assess social, family and/or financial circumstances
Communicate patient information to stakeholders on a patient’s health team
Provide counseling or psychotherapy to patients and families
Maintain confidential patient records
Connect patients and families with outside medical and non-medical resources
Coordinate patient care in collaboration with health team stakeholders
Conduct psychosocial assessments to determine patients’ mental health status and needs
Provide psychotherapy and other clinical services to help clients address their emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges
Communicate and coordinate with the larger treatment team to optimize clients’ physical and mental health care
Connects clients with relevant resources and services
Facilitating clients’ transition to other care facilities or back to daily life through discharge planning and follow-ups.
Provides advanced professional work in an independent manner involving medical and psychiatric social case services to interpret social and environmental factors relating to treatment and/or research.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.
Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.
Obtains data from patients and/or relatives in the best interest of their problems to assist in the development of a number of significant teaching endeavors, programs, and social services.
Works towards meeting total patient care. This includes interviews with the patients and/or relatives to study the individual’s problems and needs, confers with the physician, faculty, and/or with any social agency which may have an interest in the patient’s problem, assists patients in developing an economically feasible method of planning for services, and to make psychological and social adjustments necessitated by different types of illnesses, and conducts individual and group therapies.
Prepares detailed reports and may videotape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.
Conducts independent psychotherapies to assist the patients in achieving positive psychological and/or social adjustments and may carry administrative responsibilities for a program.
Participates in teaching and staff development activities, functions as an instructor in the social work graduate student clinical practicum program.
Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.
Responds to emergency situations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Texas Board of Social Work.
Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work.
Four years of social work experience required.
Medical social work experience is preferred.
UTHealth does not currently have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. However, affiliated partners maintain their own immunization policies. All UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliates rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
This position is subject to a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy of an affiliate institution.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.
UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.
UTHealth recently decided to take an important and necessary step to protect members of our community against COVID-19 by making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all employees, residents, fellows, contractors, and volunteers. Additionally, all members of our community—including students and visitors—are required to comply with our new COVID-19 Workplace Safety Protocol, which contains masking and physical distancing requirements that applies in certain settings depending on the individual’s vaccination status.
In addition, all UTHealth employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination requirements.