• Licensed Master Social Worker

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/25/2019 11:41 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE CORE Care Mgmt Social Work
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    Weekend Social Worker, 4 - 10 hours shifts, other weekday shifts vary


    The Licensed Social Worker is a member of the care management team and responsible for assisting in the management of the continuum of care from admission through discharge for assigned patients. The role reflects appropriate knowledge of Social Work scope of practice, current state requirements, CMS Conditions of Participation, EMTALA, Patient Bill of Rights, AB 1203 and other Federal or State regulatory agency requirements specific to the Social Work role. The Social Work team member will partner with the multi-disciplinary team utilizing best practices, relevant data and compliance with the mission/philosophy, standards, goals and core values of UAMS: Comfort, Hope, and Healing. Primary elements of the social work role include: assessment of the psychological, financial, and discharge planning needs of the patients and families, providing information, support, counseling, and referrals to other levels of care and appropriate resources for a variety of age-specific populations, including neonatal, pediatric, adolescents, adults, and geriatric.


    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 offered commensurate with experience



    Psychosocial Assessment/Services:

    • Completes assessment for patients admitted to the hospital.
    • Performs discharge planning and aftercare coordination, community referrals and linkages.
    • Provides patient and family education and adjustment to illness counseling, grief counseling and crisis intervention.
    • Promotes patient and family centered care and documents the patient choices in the medical record as required.
    • Recommends care and services that are appropriate to the specified chronological age, developmental age, social maturity, and cultural background of the patient being treated.  



    • Documents and communicates with all team, physicians, and patient family concerns pertaining to the coordination of care and services.
    • Serves as a consultant for processing guardianship, power of attorney, health care proxy, and advance directives.
    • Collaborates with other UAMS Departments and actively participates in hospital wide performance improvement metrics and regulatory compliance initiatives.
    • Reports and reviews department specific data metrics on a monthly basis.
    • Implements, monitors, and evaluates the Care Management quality improvement initiatives.


    • Acts as a resource to others in the performance of duties.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to the personal and professional development of other UAMS employees.
    • Participates in recruitment/retention of staff.
    • Other duties as assigned in order to meet the UAMS Core Values and the business needs of the Department.


    Customer Service:

    • Interacts with and assists the public in a professional and friendly manner as needed.
    • Demonstrates effective communication skills; communicates accurate and complete information; maintains strict confidentiality when necessary.
    • Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers, management team, and ancillary departments; follows the Core Concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care and the Basic Code of Conduct Guidelines.
    • Assist internal and external stakeholders as needed with exceptional customer service.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree in Social Work
    • Must be licensed by an Arkansas Professional Board as a Licensed Masters Social Worker or Licensed Certified Social Worker (LMSW or LCSW)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 2 year's experience in an acute care hospital setting. Experience in Case Management
    • Certified Case Manager (CCM) or American Case Management (ACM) certification.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


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



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Dust


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