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:
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
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.