• Licensed Certified Social Worker I

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/24/2018 12:59 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Peds CORE Behavioral Health
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    Position located at Dennis Developmental Center


    The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) provides diagnostic and referral services to pediatric patients who exhibit symptoms and behaviors associated with complex developmental medical problems.  The Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in collaboration with other Center-based health professionals, provides comprehensive differential diagnosis, patient education, and coordination of treatment plan and referral services with medical health professionals, mental health professionals and educational services throughout Arkansas.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities

    • Merchant Discounts

    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    Salary: Negotiable


    Clinical Practice

    Utilizes critical thinking and differential diagnostic skills in the evaluation and referral of children with a variety of complex and specialized developmental disorders, while recognizing patient and family emotional, physical, psychosocial, behavioral, educational and cultural needs. Formulates diagnosis and treatment plan in consultation with clinicians from other disciplines, such as Medical, Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology and Psychology, as appropriate.  Serves as clinical resource to patients, families, other caregivers, and the community regarding care/needs of children with complex developmental medical needs


    Quality Improvement                                                                 

    Actively participates in performance improvement activities (i.e., collecting data, suggesting and implementing approved changes and measuring outcomes) and the development of strategies to improve patient care delivery and cost effectiveness                               


    Professional Growth, Competence and Career Development

    Maintains and expands professional expertise through practice-related continuing education as required to maintain licensure. Demonstrates appropriate and effective delegation to other member of the healthcare team and ensures task completion. Participates in committees and task forces as appropriate.  Coordinates/schedules Outreach Clinics and serves as contact for community referral sources.  Practices cost-effective use of resources and makes recommendations to improve cost effectiveness.  Participates in staff evaluations by contributing objectives and recommendations for improvement.  Provides mentoring, role modeling, and active teaching to medical studetns, and new staff members to promote education pertaining to the developmental pediatric population. Utilizes technology to record and professionally communicate clinical activities (e.g. EMR, notebooks). Participates in UAMS, community and national organizations as appropriate to maintain and share expertise in assessment and evaluation of children with complex developmental medical problems and related symptoms and behaviors.


    Masters degree in Social Work required. Must be licensed by the Arkansas Professional Board as a LCSW. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office.


    UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. 



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Occasionally
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Never
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Never
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Occasionally
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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