Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Position works on an as needed basis.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Social Worker will spend 100% of time involved in clinical care. The position plans, organizes and implements social work services for patients and families.� The social worker will interact most often, though not exclusively, with patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Discuss medical insurance needs, verifies insurance coverage for patients. Provides guidance to patients and their families on any insurance policies they may already have or will qualify for including Medicare and Medicaid.
Discuss other types of insurance including long term care insurance and disability. Provide guidance to patients regarding any of these policies they may have or are eligible for.
Provides limited psychosocial counseling to patients and their families and assists in making referrals for further counseling services.
Identifies and facilities referrals to community resources for patients and families.
Assist NP in providing direct patient care for ALS patients by assisting with patient phone calls and follow-up within the social work scope of practice.
Help patients and their families consider current living space and identifies potential needs or modifications.
Master’s degree in Social Work required.
At least 2 years working in a healthcare setting as a social worker, either Inpatient or Outpatient setting.
Case management experience would be helpful.
Must be able to work both independently and as part of the neurological care team.
Will need excellent organizational skills as well as excellent clinical skills and people skills, able to educate patients and a strong desire for self-education as well.
Must have computer skills and be able to work with electronic medical records.
Must have excellent teamwork skills.
Must be well organized and able to work independently.
Must have ability to make and initiate decisions independently.
Ability to prioritize tasks and work with minimum supervision.
Must have experience with word processing programs and Excel.
Good written and communication skills.
Able to act professionally and with discretion.
The hiring range for this position is $24.16 - $30.81 per hour.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
This position is not eligible to receive benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C11.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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