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Clinical Social Worker, MSW

  • Job ID: 050484553
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight, M-F
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 50580 UPP05 UPMC Pain Medicine
  • Location: 2120 Likens Lane, Farrell PA 16121
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.68 to $29.89 / hour

Description

Purpose:

The Clinical Social Worker, MSW will join a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, that already includes behavioral health clinicians who are passionate about the treatment of chronic pain and genuinely value the role of addiction medicine in chronic pain care. The LCSW primary responsibility will be the provision of level of care assessments and treatment of patients living with chronic pain. The LCSW will also be able to pursue teaching, research, and program development opportunities.  Opioid adherence counseling and pain self-management training in patients with a mild opioid use disorder (misuse) amongst those prescribed buprenorphine.


The Clinical Social Worker is responsible for providing complete psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, individual, family, group, bereavement and end of life counseling, and timely and appropriate discharge planning based on known or anticipated needs.

Responsibilities:
  • Monitor and evaluates plan, options and available services to effectively meet the patients' needs. Reassess the plan of care as status changes at a minimum of every 1-3 days.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice, maintaining respect for confidentiality and freedom of choice as outlined by the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of reimbursement systems, the ability to educate patients and families regarding payer requirements/coverage for post-hospital services and the ability to effectively advocate on behalf of the patient to obtain authorization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, assess, counsel, and effectively intervene with medically and psychosocially complex patients.
  • Demonstrate expertise in accessing social systems by providing resource-specific information to patients/families, initiating contact with resources and facilitating the patient's/family's ability to accept referrals.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of federal, state and local assistance programs and community resources that affect patient needs.
  • Utilize the modalities of crisis intervention, brief goal directed therapy or other therapeutic counseling methods.
  • Provide accurate, timely, and appropriate documentation of all social work interventions in the medical record per regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment that includes social, economic, cultural, and behavioral factors, history of child, elder or domestic abuse , prior psychiatric or substance abuse treatment, and all other available resources.
  • Follow the guidelines of the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team patients and families and relevant community resources to develop and implement an individualized plan of care.
  • Educate and advocate for patients and families to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding medical care, discharge planning, advance directives and end of life care.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Social Work (MSW) required from a graduate school approved by the Council on Social Work Education. 
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience preferred, preferably in an acute care hospital or other health care entity.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker strongly preferred 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Clinical Social Worker (CSW) OR Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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