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Social Worker/Sr. Social Worker - Practice Plan- Sickle Cell - H

Social Worker/Sr. Social Worker - Practice Plan- Sickle Cell - Healthcare Transformation Initiates

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**Central Houston, Texas**

Southeast Houston, Texas

Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 170000MP

**Position Summary:**

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:**

1. Interviews and screens patients to interpret social and environmental factors and medical requirements.

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. 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.

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

6. Conducts independent psychotherapies to assist the patients in achieving positive psychological and/or social adjustments and may carry administrative responsibilities for a program.

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

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

9. Responds to emergency situations.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.

**Certification/Skills:**

Licensure as a Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) by the Texas

Board of Social Work is required.

Licensure as a Master

Social Worker (LMSW) by the Texas Board of Social Work is preferred

**Minimum Education:**

Bachelor Degree in Social

Work or related field.

**Minimum Experience:**

1 year of social work experience required.

Medical social work experience is preferred.

**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

**University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)**

Established in 1972 by The University 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 schiences, 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 and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university's primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center, Children's Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.

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

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