Social Worker/Clinical Assistant Professor- Mile Square Health Centers-Main
The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is seeking to fill the position of a Social Worker/Clinical Assistant Professor within our Mile Square Health Center-Main.
This position is jointly appointed as a Clinical Social Worker at Mile Square Health Center (75% appointment)
The Clinical Social Worker serves as part of the clinical team of Mile Square Health Center (MSHC) and is accountable for coordinating and facilitating patient services across the various levels of the continuum for a population of patients whose needs may include social services support or behavioral health intervention. The Social Worker will assist patients and their families in navigating through the health care system based on individual and patient population needs, and may provide psychosocial assessment and/or behavioral health counseling. The Social Worker will serve as a role model in promoting interdisciplinary collaboration, teamwork, and service excellence and will serve as a behavioral health resource to the clinical team.
Conduct assessments to identify individual needs and psychosocial risk factors and a specific care management plan to address objectives and goals as identified during the assessment. Promote and coordinate optimum healthcare services, with cost effective solutions.
Counsel patients and families regarding emotional, social, and financial consequences of illness and/or disability, accessing and mobilizing family/community resources to meet identified needs. Provide crisis intervention and brief term counseling with patients and families.
Implement care plan by facilitating authorizations/referrals as appropriate within the patients benefit structure or through extra-contractual arrangements in conjunction with care team.
Identify and communicate a self-management plan specifically developed to assist with the improvement of self-monitoring and symptom identification.
Assess patient healthcare needs and initiate outside referrals for community resources and services needed.
Empower patients to identify changes in health status and recognize the need to notify their primary care provider of changes.
Collaborate with health center staff, primary care and specialty care providers, school staff, patients, family, insurance carrier, customers and facilities to assess the patient's healthcare and psychosocial needs and assure appropriate safe, cost effective, timely and efficient services.
Facilitate daily communication with the interdisciplinary team to discuss plan of care and assist with expediting care across the continuum, including participating in daily huddles and communicating to the Care Team or PCP any patient issue that will enhance the office visit.
Identify service delivery problems and potential for effective care management intervention. Assist in identifying system problems and issues that impede (impeding) diagnostic or treatment progression to the appropriate administrative liaison. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team when delays occur in consults, treatments, discharge planning, or procedures to facilitate timely, cost-effective delivery of patient services.
Participate in approved clinical research protocols including subject recruitment, screening, and administration of research instruments in the form of questionnaires and diagnostic interviews.
Compose components of quality assurance and other clinical tracking activity reports. Prepare and/or submit program and treatment reports using quantitative and qualitative data.
Practice in accordance with applicable laws and standards, and ethical principles.
Maintain professional license in active and current status. Maintain expertise through participation in continuing education programs. Serve as experienced resource and patient services facilitation reference for care team members.
Review and provide input into policies and procedures related to continuum of care and patient services facilitation.
Performs other job duties as requested.
Master's degree in Social Work with Clinical Social Worker license (LCSW) with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
Minimum of two (2) years social work experience in a community based or ambulatory practice with an appropriate patient population (primary care, adult, pediatric) as required for the specified location preferred.
Experience and competence working in a culturally diverse environment with low income families.
Must have strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, PC skills to include word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, organizational and problem-solving skills and decision-making skills.
Superior communication skills in both written and verbal formats.
Sound knowledge of medical terminology, physiology, pathophysiology, surgical/non-surgical procedures.
Knowledge of the clinical course and care requirements of patient populations to which the Social Worker will be assigned.
Knowledge of appropriate utilization for common medical conditions.
Comprehensive knowledge of insurance company principles.
Comprehensive knowledge of local healthcare community resources.
Seeks/accepts referrals from inside/outside referral sources; refers appropriately within specialty cost management programs; builds positive physician and patient relationships; innovates ways to meet patient needs.
Ability to teach adult learners in classroom and other settings.
Experience as a field instructor preferred.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by March 22, 2019.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.