Department Name: 7H361:INTERNAL MEDICINE & DIVISIONS - INFECTIO
The department of Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease seeks a bilingual Social Worker (Spanish/English) that will ensure a seamless delivery of care for HIV positive, monolingual Spanish-speaking patients enrolled in the Ryan White Part B program at the Bluegrass Care Clinic. This position will become an integral part of the multidisciplinary HIV care team to provide intensive medical case management services to a case load of HIV positive, monolingual, Spanish-speaking patients. This position will perform psychosocial assessments, complete appropriate documentation, and work with patients living with HIV and AIDS and their families on addressing medical and social services needs. The Social Worker will monitor client enrollment in drug assistance programs, coordinate service delivery through the Ryan White Program, and make referrals to appropriate community resources. The Social Worker will work to empower clients towards self-sufficiency and ensure the delivery of comprehensive medical and supportive services to the target population. The Social Worker will coordinate support groups for Spanish-speaking patients, and will also be responsible for the overall development of and primary contact for the coordination of Hispanic services available at the BCC.
MS Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Prefer previous experience in health care, case management, or HIV; bilingual in Spanish/English
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.