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University of Virginia Clinical Social Worker - Pediatric Clinic MSW - Orange, VA in Charlottesville, Virginia

Responsible for conducting face to face sessions with patients in order to complete thorough assessments develop treatment plans and provide supportive counseling crisis intervention and brief therapy. Provides clinical services (caseload can consist of inpatients as well as family members on an individual couples and family basis).

  • Provides direct social work service to patients and families and/or patients by providing assistance with social and practical environmental problems.

  • Provides emotional support to patients and families of patients who may exhibit feelings of anxiety and stress precipitated by illness and hospitalization. Conducts interventions based on needs identified during initial assessment.

  • Advocates for patient and family wishes when appropriate.

  • Provides emotional support to patient and family during hospitalization.

  • Educates patient and family on the intent of the intervention as needed.

  • Informs care team patient and family of anticipated post-discharge needs.

  • Maintains acceptable working knowledge of resources needed to provide patients with continuity of care before and after discharge.

  • Participates in in-service and staff development activities by attendance serving on planning committees and/or offering topics for pertinent educational programs.

  • Documents all activities relevant to casework discharge planning and follow-up in accordance with UVA and Social Work Policy Procedure and Guidelines and regulatory requirements.

  • Participates in education/research activities.

  • Acts as liaison between the hospital and outside agencies/legal authorities and referral sources.

  • Provides individual counseling/problem solving sessions.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $47,486.40 - $74,505.60 Annual

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Master's degree in Social Work from a CSWE accredited social work program required.

Experience: No relevant experience required; Experience in the social work field; experience in health care settings is preferred.

Licensure: Expectation to become Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) guidelines found in departmental addendum located in department competency file.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Job requires sitting for prolonged periods, standing/traveling or use of assistive and climbing (stairs, steps). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail, hear, speak, see, distinguish colors, read, ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull < 20lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and inaugurated a bold experiment. Two centuries later, Jefferson’s vision thrives. Across Grounds - and throughout the world - UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni challenge convention, break barriers and pursue the greater good.

The University of Virginia is made up of eleven schools and affiliated foundations in Charlottesville plus the College at Wise in Southwest Virginia.

The University of Virginia Health System is a renowned academic medical center committed to providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The University's Medical Center, School of Medicine and Physicians Group are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers a comprehensive list of benefits and services to help staff and faculty meet their personal and family needs.

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