Social Worker – Geriatrics – UW Health

Be part of something remarkable

Come make a difference in the lives of patients.

Our team is growing and we are seeking a Social Worker – Geriatrics to:

  • Collaboratively develop patient goals, monitor progress, address barriers to goal achievement and evaluate outcomes of individualized care plans.
  • Consider barriers including coping with chronic illness, mental health history/symptoms, cognitive development, adverse developmental events, resistance to treatment, health system impediments, lack of social support and vulnerability.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of State rules and Federal regulations that ensure safety, quality of life, and protection of patient rights.
  • Engage patient/family in the treatment and decision-making process with respect to patient rights, principles of confidentiality, respect for patient privacy, and right to self-determination.

At UW Health, you will have:

  • An excellent benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid time off and retirement plans.
  • Options for a variety of schedules and shifts that offer flexibility and allow for work-life balance.
  • Access to UW Health’s Wellness Options at Work that support employee/family well-being.
  • Tuition benefits eligibility – UW Health invests in your professional growth by helping pay for coursework associated with career advancement.

Work Schedule

This is a part-time, 70% FTE day shift position. Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm, no weekends, holidays or on call. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.


Minimum – Masters of Social Work

Work Experience:

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

Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum – 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)

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.  EOE, including disability/veterans.

UW Health Clinics – our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing an exceptional patient and family experience by delivering the highest quality of care in a compassionate environment. With more than 80 primary and specialty care clinics located throughout Dane County and the surrounding areas, we are proud to have the opportunity to impact the communities we serve.

Eastpark Medical Center – UW Health’s new state-of-the-art ambulatory facility will transform the patient experience and offer cutting-edge proton therapy. This 469,000-square-foot ambulatory facility will house many specialties, including women’s complex care, adult cancer care, advanced imaging and laboratory services and innovative clinical trials. It will be located across from East Madison Hospital on Eastpark Dr. and is slated to open in fall 2024.


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