Social Worker III - Transplant at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Care Coordination is seeking a Social Worker III to provide direct social work services including assessment, treatment, interventions, and recommendations to facilitate movement through the continuum of care to T
ransplant patients and their families. This role will also participate in and provide the social work perspective to interdisciplinary activities, as well as provide social work treatment, individually or in groups, to patients and clients and their families with complex emotional or social problems. Additionally, this position assumes basic consultation, supervisory, teaching, research, program development, and/or administrative responsibilities. Duties to include:

  • Completes a psychosocial assessment with each patient and/or support person of patient referred for abdominal organ transplant.
  • Assesses patient and support person understanding of the transplantation process and the required post-transplant care.
  • Develops clinical impressions based on patient assessment and identifies need for potential intervention as appropriate.
  • Provides a diverse range of social work services, including inpatient and outpatient care, to a complex patient population.
  • Participates as a member in physician/interdisciplinary team consultations, as indicated, contributing to the comprehensive transplant evaluation process.
  • Develops a care plan with patient and/or support person, in pre, peri and post phases of transplantation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of hospital and community resources and refers patient as appropriate.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.

Percent of Time: 100

Schedule: 40 hours per week will be completed between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Some evening and weekend coverage as needed.

Pay Grade: 7

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on December 6, 2021.

This position may require COVID-19 vaccination or an approved accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree with a major concentration in social work
  • 6 months-1 year of clinical social work experience
  • A license to practice social work in Iowa
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Qualifications

  • Social work experience in a health care setting.
  • Experience identifying and navigating financial resources, including insurance coverage options, changes related to the federal and state health programs, and the disability process.
  • Knowledge of community resources, home healthcare, nursing facilities and other options available for patients in outpatient settings.
  • Previous employment in a fast paced, high volume work environment.
  • Experience providing services to a complex patient cohort such as the transplant population and/or dialysis patients and their support system.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Social Worker III
  • Appointment Type: SEIU
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 7
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Amanda Hamerlinck
  • Contact Email:

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