Senior Social Worker - Pediatrics Hemophilia

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Senior Social Worker - Pediatrics Hemophilia

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400007C

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

This Social Worker working in Pediatrics Hemophilia will include a mix of job duties while working with a supportive outpatient healthcare multidisciplinary team to perform clinical assessments/evaluations for a bleeding and clotting disorder lifespan population. Community resources will need to be accessed, navigating insurance coverage issues for their expensive medications and possible mental health counseling as needed.

This specialty clinic is supported through internal funds and promotes professional growth through increased knowledge in Social Work, encouraging presentations, programs and research. Our Program is one of the top three programs in the country and is recognized for all the work that we also do on an international scale. The potential candidate would be encouraged to become involved in these activities. Currently have one other Social Worker on team who along with other team members would provide guidance and training to the candidate.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

UTHealth Houston - Pediatrics Hemophilia

7000 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: On-site,M-F, 8am-5pm (travel for needed meetings)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conducts comprehensive assessment to interprets patients social, emotional, environmental and financial needs.

  2. Plans course of treatment or refers cases to appropriate professionals, institutions or agencies to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment or referral.

  3. 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.

  4. With the objective of meeting total patient care, assesses patients and/or relatives to gain understanding of the individual's problems and needs. Collaborates with the physician and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to coordinate care, enhance the patient experience and achieve collaborative goals. Collaboratively develops patient goals, monitors progress, addresses barriers to goal achievement, and evaluates outcomes of individualized care plans. Conducts individual and or group counseling.

  5. Prepares detailed reports and may videotape sessions with patients for review with coworkers or a faculty member.

  6. Participates in teaching and staff development activities, functions as an instructor in the social work graduate student clinical practicum program.

  7. Provides education to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers on community resources and the impact of psychosocial factors on care need.

  8. Solicits the assistance of religious, social, and welfare agencies in the treatment of patients. Interacts with social work staff and psychiatric residents.

  9. Utilizes crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and mediation to address patient/family concerns.

  10. Responds to emergency situations.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Licensure as a Master Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Texas Board of Social Work is required. Knowledge of DSM-5 Criteria.

Minimum Education:

Master’s Degree in Social Work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work.

Minimum Experience:

Four years of social work experience required, with at least 1 year of experience providing evidenced-based, client-centered counseling (group or independent) also required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Veteran Information:

Military occupations that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include but are not limited to: 0868, 42S1, 42S3, 42S4, 42SX, 73A.

For a complete list please visit www.uthealth-veterans.jobs.

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.