Social Worker – Inpatient Surgery – University Hospital

We are seeking an Inpatient Social Worker to:

  • Support the Coordinated Care Team with Adult Surgery Services, Otolaryngology and Urology patients, family and team members.
  • Assess psychosocial needs and apply brief interventions in order to support the medical treatment plan and discharge planning process.
  • Collaborate with the healthcare provider team to progress patient care plans.

Education:

Minimum – Master’s degree in Social Work.

Work Experience:

Preferred – Two (2) years prior hospital based social work experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

Licensed in the state of Wisconsin with one of the following within 90 days of hire:

  • Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker (CAPSW)
  • Certified Independent Social Worker (CISW)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Assessment and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to work independently, while collaborating effectively as a team member with other health professional team members.
  • Proven skills in identification of stressors affecting patients and their families.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work within a complex health care system.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Expertise in conflict mediation, abuse and neglect, advance directives, crisis intervention, government programs.

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary: Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools.  Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Organization: UW Health
Job Location: Madison, WI

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