Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE | 20 hours/week), day shift, MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER 1 OR 2.
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Social Worker functions as a core member of the UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center, a multidisciplinary MS specialty center that provides care across Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Infusion to patients throughout the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho).
This position supports the team and patients/caregivers by ensuring that the psychosocial and tangible needs of the patient are met, including initial and ongoing assessment of psychosocial functioning, assisting the patient and caregivers with resources that help manage care and treatment, and participating with team members in ongoing care planning. Although the UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center is physically located on the campus of Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, the clinic is owned and operated by the UW Medical Center and the position reports to the UWMC Social Work & Care Coordination Department.
Support and coordinate patient care with the patient’s providers and the interdisciplinary team
Screen and assess patients for psychosocial and tangible needs/concerns that could affect adherence to care. Provide social work support and interventions to address assessed needs
Provide patient and caregiver education on a wide range of resources and community services applicable to the patient’s care needs, both formally and informally
Provide specific caregiver support and referrals to community services.
Participate, and in some situations facilitate, patient and caregiver conferences with the treatment team
Communicate and collaborate with other sites of care internal and external to UW Medicine to ensure coordination of care
Attend appropriate interdisciplinary team meetings for the clinic, providing the social work perspective in clinic planning and treatment discussions
Document patient and caregiver assessments and interventions in the EMR in a timely manner, to communicate the social work role in patient care to the interdisciplinary team
Perform other duties as assigned
SOCIAL WORKER 1: A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education AND six months of experience in a health care delivery system. OR Equivalent education/experience. Health care experience can include a practicum placement as part of a social work training program and/or employment experience.
SW1 LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington: Agency Affiliated Counselor Licensed Social Work Associate -Advanced Licensed Social Work Associate - Independent Clinical
SOCIAL WORKER 2: A Master of Social Work Degree from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education AND two years of full-time professional social work experience in a health-care setting eligible to begin social work practicum instruction for the School of Social Work. OR Equivalent education/experience.
SW2 LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Within 90 days of hire must hold one of the following credentials issued by the state of Washington: Licensed Advance Social Worker Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.