• Social Worker II

    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
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    Social Worker II, CMO Office, Full-Time, Day Shift (8-hour shifts), University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL


    We're hiring a Social Worker II for the CMO Office in a Full-Time, Day Shift (8-hour shifts) at the University of Chicago Medicine in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL! Please note this role includes travel to our additional facilities located throughout the South and Southwest city and suburbs, as well as North regions including downtown and Hyde Park. 


    Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in a patient-focused and influential role as a Social Worker II. The Social Worker II is a member of the multidisciplinary team who provides consultation, assessment, and interventions for patients and families in need of emotional, social or psychological support. Your responsibilities in this role will include providing longitudinal care management services to ambulatory patients with behavioral health conditions enrolled with value-based reimbursement arrangements. Experience with collaborative models for behavioral health care management is preferred.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Collaboratively formulates appropriate and realistic discharge plans, working with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team and available community based organizations including the Child Protective Services team and DCFS.
    • Complies with standards and regulations of licensure, regulatory and accrediting agencies.
    • Develops and leads or co-leads support and/or psycho educational groups for designated patient/family populations as appropriate
    • Involved in promoting Social Work within the hospital through Social Work month, in-services, lectures, etc.
    • Meets with patient and family and facilitates referrals to extended care facilities, utilizing Extended Care Information Network. Transfers to other facilities are made in a timely way to ensure an appropriate length of stay.
    • Serves as consultant and educator both formally and informally to the care and multidisciplinary teams regarding biopsychosocial components of illness and hospitalization.
    • Develops accurate psychosocial assessments which examine the current problems as well as relevant biopsychosocial and environmental factors.
      • Develops and implements appropriate treatment plans, utilizing various psychotherapeutic intervention relative to emotional adjustment to illness, injury, and/or hospitalization.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Social Work from a School of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
    • Possess current state of Illinois Social Work License (LCSW preferred, LSW required) or must be eligible for licensure. Must secure license within probationary period. 
    • Previous clinical social work experience in a health care setting of at least one year.
    • Requires knowledge of the principles of growth and development

    Why Join Us

    We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


    Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront,

    University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 

    The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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